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Pilke Science Centre

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Science type centre to infill day

We went here to fill in time today and our daughter nine loved it. There isn't a lot there but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark H
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Learning ....

Good learning experience in this nice location.... The building is tall and with a lot of space... read more

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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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All reviews interactive exhibits interesting info indoor activity small museum culture pass interesting place two hours whole family worth a visit a lot of fun great fun forestry simulator arktikum harvesting conservation children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to fill in time today and our daughter nine loved it. There isn't a lot there but plenty of interaction. It was also a good way to do some educational activities and the in some history. Staff were great, helped us order...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good learning experience in this nice location.... The building is tall and with a lot of space inside for workshops and active learning experience...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marco_Coppa1976
Reviewed 26 November 2018

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 31 October 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 13 September 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 23 August 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 17 May 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 8 March 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 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kkv889
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sue W
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