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Pilke Science Centre

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B T wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom636 contributions119 helpful votes
I thought this was overpriced for what you get. It should be renamed as it is much more about forestry than general science. There are very few artefacts to look at and most displays are more interactive and would be better for younger children (5-10). I didn't learn anything and would recommend going to the Arktikum instead. You can get combined tickets for here, the arktikum and the korundi centre but I would not buy a ticket especially to go in here.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Veyza wrote a review Jan 2020
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If you want to play like if you were a child but you feel too adult for it, then visit Pilke, it's a museum, going to museums is okey for adults =) Just take at least one friend with you and it will be a good time. Relatively little information for a museum, just some curious facts and stories. Everything can be touched, cool photos are guaranteed. When your head is going to blow out full of knowledge after Arkticum you can relax in Pilke. 1-2 hours for a visit if you come with children or a big company of friends. Up to 4 people can manage in less than 1 hour
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Tamara S wrote a review Dec 2019
Herndon, Virginia208 contributions78 helpful votes
I agree with some travelers who indicate this unique space focusing on the forestry industry is better geared for children -- but for adults with children looking for an indoor activity on a cold and/or wet day, this might be the ticket. I had doubts that the kids (aged 5 and 7) would find this place interesting, but I was wrong. Despite several displays only in Finnish, the kids still found plenty to keep them engaged. From building a giant fort of cardboard boxes, to playing a game in which you shoot a moose in the snowy landscape (yeah, I was a bit unsure of this one, but my animal loving daughter still somehow liked this), to making shadow shapes, and taking part in crafts, the kids could have spent more than the 90 minutes we gave them. They asked to go back! The center gave my friend and I some much needed downtime, and we also learned about forests and Finland too!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Charl0tte2012 wrote a review Dec 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina341 contributions137 helpful votes
Took our family here and had a great time. If you are retired you get a discount. The adults did the simulator that you shoot. Kids loved the building block, the car tracks, the large machine and just playing at all the stations. Very informative and a good way to break up the day to let kids play.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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juno_usa wrote a review Aug 2019
Nashville, Tennessee170 contributions84 helpful votes
This place can be interesting and offers several games etc. for children, but for an adult this is really not enough! This is not really emphasized on the webpage and here in Tripadvisor. I had a combo ticket with Arktikum for 13+2 Euro so for 2 Euro instead of 7 it was tolerable to have a short look around but I definitely suggest not to go there for full price if you are without children. Some displays or games were even out of order so improvement is also needed.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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