Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki

4.4
#6 of 52 in Museums in Helsinki
Recognizable by a moose statue that marks the entrance, Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) offers insight into Finland's natural wonders. You'll encounter a stuffed African elephant and a bone exhibit on the first floor, displayed next to fossilized prehistoric animals and minerals. Nature exhibits specific to Finland are housed on the upper floors. The building itself was constructed in the early 20th century and once housed a school for Russian youth. Don't worry about purchasing tickets in advance; there are rarely lines at the entrance. To visit Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and get the most from your holiday in Helsinki, create itinerary details personal to you using our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Visited the museum with her son of 9 years passionate about biology. Both liked the museum. Calm, sparsely populated - disposing to the leisurely study of the expositions. The bulk of the exhibits are presented in the form of thematic installations with many thoughtful details. The museum bribes with its internal openness and accessibility - you can take rare books (for example, a 4-volume encyclopedia of 1923 publishing house with a lot of graphic drawings), you can open all the boxes under the windows and study their contents, you can touch a lot with your hands, a lot of digital information. There are from...
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  • I consider this museum a must to visit. Not every city boasts a museum with dinosaur bones and stuffed animals. All schools and even some kindergartens of the capital region lead students on a tour to this museum.
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  • Beautiful museum, very interesting exposition. Everything is deeply thought, with a little of drama and a lot of scientific facts. Awesome for kids, good for all ages. Signs suggest to leave child carriage by the door to use beautiful half spiral stairs, but they also have a small elevator.
  • Great place to spend some time! Very well done. Only some parts in English though... but at least animals names are always also in English. Kids love it as it has really many stuffed animals that look alive
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