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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
All reviews interactive exhibits interesting info small museum culture pass interesting place whole family worth a visit a lot of fun great fun forestry simulator arktikum harvesting conservation exhibition children artikum
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
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.
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 ?
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
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
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
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