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Pilke Science Centre

Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 20 5647820
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All about forest - or not

This place is located next to the Arktikum. After interesting exhibitions there, it offered quite a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mikael F
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Vantaa, Finland
Small but worth a visit

Great science Centre that gives an insight into forestry and nature. Good interactive exhibits, fun... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
chrysaor1
,
Alton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Ounasjoentie 6, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank chrysaor1
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Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank kkv889
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Reviewed 28 December 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

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 28 December 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.

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Reviewed 19 December 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

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Reviewed 1 November 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
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Reviewed 26 October 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.

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Reviewed 7 September 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
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Reviewed 25 August 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

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