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Pilke Science Centre

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Great space for young children

We predominantly went here as it was next to the Arktikum and had heard there were some good play... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Useful info for the young generation

Interesting museum especially for young children. Everything presented as playing game, you can... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
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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...more
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Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 20 5647820
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We predominantly went here as it was next to the Arktikum and had heard there were some good play bits for young children. Its a really nice space, full of facts about forestries and the use of wood into many products. Lots and I mean...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NiaNat
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum especially for young children. Everything presented as playing game, you can touch everything, put and try yourself. Advisable visit both Pilke and Arcticum museums as they are settled close to each other.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Astinukas
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We miss a part of scientific explanation... yes, wood is wonderfull but; how high are energy need to product new bio energy ? What is the complet cycle of production of new bio diesel ? What about water consumption of paper industry ? I think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Memarine
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Hands-on-activities, . If you are not keen on simulated bear-hunting (!) with rifles, you can test a real forest-harvesting machine or check the differences of the papers of Finnish paper-mills. Don't forget to look down: the floor is made as old smithes used to be....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This place is located next to the Arktikum. After interesting exhibitions there, it offered quite a little for us adults. For children, it gives probably more.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Great science Centre that gives an insight into forestry and nature. Good interactive exhibits, fun for children and adults

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chrysaor1
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Are you interested about Finnish forests? Pilke Science Centre is the place to discover them. Place for families to spend good time in Rovaniemi. Children just love this place and so do the adults. My favorites are the real Ponsse cutting machine and "get lost...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kkv889
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I suspect this was a thinly veiled attempt to promote logging. Which is probably a major industry in Finland. Even so, it is an interactive display for children. This was not mentioned on brochures we read. But as a teacher I was really keen to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sue W
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Right next to the Artikum. It's a relatively small museum, yet, we had a lot of fun. Even my dad enjoyed the games. Good to bring kids there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank veroniquetse
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

This one is on the small side, and definitely aimed at children. There is a plethora of interactive exhibits to explore and try out. Unfortunately, as with many child-oriented tourist places, parents made this one unbearable to stay at, as many just let their young...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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