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Pilke Science Centre

Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 20 5647820
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Very disappointing

I suspect this was a thinly veiled attempt to promote logging. Which is probably a major industry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue W
Melbourne, Australia
Small but fine

Right next to the Artikum. It's a relatively small museum, yet, we had a lot of fun. Even my dad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Veronique T
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Veronique T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed November 1, 2017

There is so much here for children to enjoy. It is a real hands on experience for them. The adults are not forgotten either. There is a great deal of detailed information on the 'tablets'. Our young teenage grandchildren spent a very happy two hours...More

Thank patricia026
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Why is not this webpage also in Swedish? It's an official language in Finland and since your site is backed by Metsähallitus all your material should also be found in Swedish.

Thank pekka00
Reviewed September 7, 2017

The Pilke is literally next door to the Arktikum and you can get a combined culture pass covering both and also the Korundi cultural museum - well worth having. The centre is not huge but very engaging and entertaining, as well as being informative, with...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Usually I consider museum-type attractions boring, but this was a remarkable exception. The whole building from outside to little details inside is faithful to the science center's forest theme and everything is modernly and neatly beautifully made. That alone is an experience to have. The...More

Thank JoonaPaatalo
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Interesting to learn about mostly the finnish forest, some general info on the state of world forests; for kids and adults because of the interactive displays

Thank Marc S
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Have been around forestry most of our lives so we found the offerings a bit juvenile. We believe that younger visitors would find more to experience and enjoy.

Thank gpotvin
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Interactive exhibition which tells you about Lapish forests. You can touch everything, learn some serious and funny things and enjoy being a kid again :)

Thank Irina94
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