Science Centre Pilke

Science Centre Pilke, Rovaniemi: Hours, Address, Science Centre Pilke Reviews: 4/5

Science Centre Pilke
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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1-2 hours
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Paola E
Helsinki, Finland93 contributions
Family
We loved this museum. Yes, it’s small but not lacking things to do. We spent over 2 hours there and had to drag the kids away (ages 5 and 7) because they could have easily filled another hour.
I loved that the museum was interactive and clearly designed with children in mind (yet fun for adults too). For example the nearby Artikum is the opposite and the kids struggled there. In Pilke they had a lot to activities to do and they could touch whatever they wanted. We learned a lot about forests, sustainability, eco-friendly materials, Finnish nature. Both my kids gave it a 10/10.
If you have small kids this is definitely a place you wanna visit! Tickets are affordable and children under 7 enter for free.
Written December 23, 2020
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mick
Cricklade, UK7 contributions
Great interactive centre for children. We went here in November 2021 with 3 children from 5 to 7 and they loved it. Plenty of things to try including climbing on a large log and tree cutter as well as other interactive displays. Also a nice cafe where you can eat your own food and purchase drinks.
Written December 1, 2021
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Riddykin
Oulu, Finland83 contributions
Family
Firstly I have to say the centre is quite small. That surprised us at first. But when you enter the exhibition you realise the interactivness is the key to a great visit. Every little detail is well thought through. You get to experience the Northern forests with all senses! Our family had a great few hours touching, smelling, feeling and learning - also singing karaoke and getting lost in the woods. 😄 The staff here is super: do ask them for guidance. Also the Pilke shop is a good spot to scout for souvenirs.
Written March 12, 2022
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Cliff M
3 contributions
Family
Pilke science center, fun, educational for kids, adults and families, won't get bored. Also next door Arktikum museum, also fun and educational for kids, adults and family.
Can get entry tickets for 3 attractions at a reasonable price and visit as many times as you like for 7 days.
Written October 12, 2021
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Veyza
2 contributions
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
Written January 14, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,512 contributions
The wooden Pilke House is a combined office building of Metsähallitus and science center.

It is located on the banks of the river Ounasjoki next to the Arktikum museum. So it is easy to combine the visits.

Pilke gives information about forests and our relationship with them. There are many interactive things to try. Most of them are more for kids.
Written December 13, 2020
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B T
London, UK859 contributions
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.
Written November 30, 2020
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Felix G
9 contributions
Family
It was interesting but it looks like a lot of stuff focuses on wood and paper industry. Could be a bit of marketing to justify the needs for forest industry in Finland.

The experiments were partially interesting but lot of it had no common context. I was missing a bit the concept (or did not understand it). However, it was entertaining and educational which was the main reason for our visit.
Written February 12, 2022
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Lani U
Old Forge, NY3 contributions
Business
Pilke-house opened my eyes to new uses for wood and a greater understanding of the importance, not only Finnish of forests, but forests around the world! A delightful destination for children of all ages. Wonderful gift shop. Great educational and recreational resource. A "must-do" when in Rovaneimi.
Written October 21, 2011
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Uolevi
Rovaniemi, Finland8 contributions
Didn`t know this place existed! Nordic forests and their products in a funny and active way. Also the teens loved it.
Written September 26, 2011
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Science Centre Pilke is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM