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Pilke Science Centre

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Address: Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)205 64 7820
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Do you feel attracted by northern forests? If so, your place is Pilke in...

Do you feel attracted by northern forests? If so, your place is Pilke in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland near the Arctic Circle. The exhibition of the science center will take you for an exploration of current forest issues, while the Pilke Shop offers forest products to all senses.

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The cherry on top of the cake

An amazing and important message of sustainability. All kids ( especially adults ) should go. Congrats

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Leiria, Portugal
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great architectural building. Inside, mostly for kids. Combi ticket with the Arktikum in the Culture Pass.

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Leiria, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

An amazing and important message of sustainability. All kids ( especially adults ) should go. Congrats

Joao Pessoa, PB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is place to exercise your environmental creativity and learn about the paper industry and other scientifical experiments. Kids can play freely even in the giant bulldozer standing in the middle of the salon.

Thank MylleOking
Turku, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Since Pilke is an interactive science center, my expectations were quite high. However once you get there, it feels like it's directed more towards kids than adults. Also the space itself is not big at all, so you'll be done in no time. If you really are interested in knowing more about the forests of Finland though, Pilke gives some... More 

Thank sinappina
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

A very enjoyable and educational experience. There's a wide range of interactive exhibits, including a logging simulator, and even a real life logging vehicle. It covers diferent parts of the logging and milling cycle, and addresses issues like sustainable logging and meat. It's well worth adding a ticket to your ticket for the Arktikum.

Thank Justin C
Sinsheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Just across from the the Arcticum these two museums can be combined nicely. The museum has lots of hands on exhibits and games around wood, forest and forestry. If the museum is not very full (as it was during our visit) you will have one or two very fun hours (also with kids) - not a must see, but a... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I paid a short visit to Pilke Science Centre. I really liked the place, and have to return with my kids! Science centre, which is concentrating on everything about forests. Lots of different apects, many things to try and do yourself.

Thank Sanna-Kaisa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

This small museum next to Arktikum is aimed more at children, but I still found in really informative about Finland's Forestry industry. The interactive exhibits would be great fun for kids (including a giant harvester you can sit in the cab of) but the info, in several languages on Ipads was genuinely interesting.

Thank Naomi L
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Overall, the only highlight of this visit was for the kids to hop on a gigantic tree-cutting machine. They were rather underwhelmed by other aspects of the museum. For the parents, activities such as simulated reindeer shooting and deforestation, whilst entirely respectable parts of the local culture, where somewhat less pleasing to see. Easy to skip and focus instead on... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My adult daughter and I visited this museum and enjoyed it, but there are some great interactive exhbits that kids would really enjoy. We liked the carbon exhibits and forestrly history. We had one day and added it on to the Arkitum museum which was really our favorite. Both had cute gift shops with authentic gifts we didn't see elswhere.

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