LUOMUS

Finnish Museum of Natural History

Guided tours at the Finnish Museum of Natural History

To make a tour reservation please call +358 (0)2941 28855 (Tue.-Thu. 1–3 pm) or contact us by e-mail opastukset@luomus.fi. Reservations can also be made through the links "Book a guided tour" further down on the page. Please note that the phone has no on call duty during week 8 (winter holidays), 26-31 (summer holidays), 42 (autumn holidays) and 52-1 (Christmas holidays) but you can leave us a message. During summer you may leave a message in the answering machine and we will call you back.

Tours available in English at the Botanic gardens

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is located in Kaisaniemi, in the centre of Helsinki. The entrance to the garden is on Kaisaniemenranta 2. The distance from the central railway station is approximately 600 meters.

Guided tours to the greenhouses in Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden are on offer until 31.5.2018. Tours must be booked beforehand. For groups wishing to make a self-directed visit to the greenhouses in Kaisaniemi, there are school and kindergarten group tickets available for 4€/pupil. For students over 18 years and for adult groups (10 or more visitors) wishing to visit the garden without a guided tour, a group price of 6 €/pers. apply. No pre booking is necessary for self-directed visits to the greenhouses in Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden. The outdoor garden in Kaisaniemi has free entrance daily between 9 am and 8 pm.

Guided tour in the greenhouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Now available for on-line booking until the 31.5.2018 (excluding 18.12.2017-8.1.2018 and 12.3.-26.3.2018).
Target group: all age groups.

The guided tour in the greenhouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden takes you from tropical rainforests to dry deserts. The tour includes stories and information about many useful plants such as cocoa and banana. The carnivorous plants are good examples of adaptation in plants to different environments.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons.

Kumpula Botanic Garden

The Kumpula Botanical Garden is located near Kumpula campus (University of Helsinki), about 5 km from Helsinki city centre. The entrance to the garden is on Jyrängöntie 2.

Sales of guided tours to the Kumpula Botanic Garden will start in March and tours will be on offer for 2.5.-30.9.2018. Guided tours can be booked for Tue-Sun from 11 am to 5 pm. The outdoor garden in Kumpula is open Tues-Sun from May to September between 11 am and 6 pm (exit via revolving gates until 8 pm). A visit to the outdoor garden in Kumpula is subject to a charge (groups of 10 or more for 4 €/pers.).

Guided tour in Kumpula botanic garden

Target group: school groups and adults. Only available May-September.

The Kumpula botanic garden has been under construction for almost 30 years. The guided tour will take you around the world. The geobotanical garden includes plants from Europe and the Far East as well as from the distant Rocky Mountains in Noth America.  In the garden of cultivated plants flourish both economic and ornamental species. The ornamental plants grow in the manor park and in the yard area near the buildings. The guided tour will give you a good overview of the 6-ha-garden area and its sections. A distance of 1 km will be covered. The tour is held outdoors, so please dress according to the weather.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee 3€/pers. (on Sundays and outside opening hours 100€ + entrance fee 3€/pers); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 30 persons.

Tours available in English at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13 in the centre of Helsinki, only a few minutes’ walk from the central railway and bus stations.The building can be recognized from the Moose-statue next to the main entrance.

Guided tours to the Natural History Museum can be booked online until the 31.5.2018. For groups wishing to make a self-directed visit to the Natural History Museum, there are school and kindergarten group tickets available all year around for 4€/pupil. However, normal student prices apply for students over the age of 18 (in 2017 8 €/pers. and in 2018 7 €/pers.). For and adult groups (10 or more visitors) wishing to visit the museum without a guided tour, a group price (in 2017 8 €/pers. and in 2018 11 €/pers.) apply. No pre booking is necessary for self-directed visits to the Natural History Museum.

The following tours to the Natural History Museum are now available until the 31.5.2018 (excluding 18.12.2017-8.1.2018 and 19.2.-4.3.2018).

Explore Finland in 1 hour

Target group: all age groups (only available in English).

The Finnish Nature -exhibition offers us a fascinating journey through Finland from southern coast to northern fells. In this guided tour you'll be able to explore the Finnish nature in four seasons – and see how the plant and animal life has adapted to our northern conditions.

Explore Finland in 1 hour is carried out with a humoristic touch. Since there is a strong connection between Finnish nature and culture, we will also take up some interesting details of Finnish culture & mentality. The tour is especially suitable for foreigners and people who are just getting to know Finland.

The tour is available by request with price of 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons.

 

A Year in Finnish Nature

Now available for on-line booking until 31.5.2018.
Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.

Spring is a time of reproduction and summer a season of rapid growth. During autumn animals store reserve nutrition and nature prepares to survive through winter. The tour takes you across Finland through the four seasons, from the southern groves to the northern fells. You will also make acquaintance with numeral animal and plant species and hear about their unique survival strategies. The tour is situated in the Finnish Nature exhibition.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons. Two groups can be guided at a time.

 

Giraffes in the Gymnasium

Now available for on-line booking until 31.5.2018.
Target group: all age groups.

The tour will take you around the renewed museum building and through its historic phases. It gives a overview of most of the museums exhibitions.The guided tour is based on the exhibition Giraffes in the Gymnasium.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons.

 
Wildlife of the World

Now available for on-line booking until 31.5.2018.
Target group: all age groups.

This guided tour will take place in the Nature of the World exhibition. The exhibition takes us on a journey through five climatic zones. The guided tour will present plants and animals of different environments of the earth. The emphasis is on adaptions.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons. One group can be guided at a time.

 
Change in the Air

Now available for on-line booking until 31.5.2018 (only available during weekends between 6.3. and 13.4.2018).
Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.

The exhibition Change in the Air takes you from the past to the future. It tells about the effects of climate change on our northern environment and suggests how we can adjust to the present climate change. The stars of the tour are the losers from the last Ice Age – the woolly mammoths, cave lion and Irish elk – and the winners are also represented– several animal and plant species that still exist in Finland today. The tour presents how climate change research is conducted and what it has revealed.  

Length of the tour: 45 min. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); school groups 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons. One group can be guided at a time.

 
Long Live Life!

Now available for on-line booking until 31.5.2018.
Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.

This guided tour takes us to a journey through time. We are going to explore evolution in the light of the most recent scientific knowledge. During the tour we are going to unravel how different theories evolved and how our perceptions about peculiar species and mass extinctions constantly change as new evidence arise. The tour takes place at the History of Life exhibition.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); school groups 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons. One group can be guided at a time.

 
The World of Dinosaurs

Now available for on-line booking until 31.5.2018 (only available during weekends between 16.4. and 31.5.2018).
Target group: kindergarten groups.

During this tour young explorers get to know both large and small dinosaurs and plan a menu for some of them. But what other creatures lived at the time of the dinosaurs? And where did the dinosaurs disappear? The children explore the world of the dinosaurs by e.g. playing and moving. At the end of the tour everyone has a chance to draw the most interesting creature as a memory. The tour takes place at the History of Life exhibition.

Length of the tour: 1 hour. Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups (on Sundays 100€ + entrance fee for guided groups); schools and day-care centers 80€ (incl. entrance fees). Group size: recommended max 25 persons. One group can be guided at a time.

 

Audio tour in English, French or Russian

Photo: Hanna Hyvönen

Download the free audio tours as separate mp3-files or all audio tour stops as one zip-file to your own mobile device. All tours are available in English, French and Russian. The audio files are 2–4 MB each.

When you have the tours on your mobile device you may listen to the guided tours as you come across audio stops in the exhibitions. You can listen to all or just some of the tour stops. You recognize the tour stops from the green headphone-symbol and each stop has a separate stop number corresponding to the audio file names. A map of all tour stops can also be downloaded below (separate map for each language).

The audio tour will take you through The Story of BonesWildlife of the WorldThe History of Life, and The Finnish Nature exhibits. Enjoy!


In English

Entrance hall Story of bones History of Life The Finnish Nature Wildlife of the World

Аудио тур на русском / In Russian

Во время экскурсии вы посетите выставки «Кости рассказывают», «Природa Мира», «История Жизни», и «Финская природа». Вы можете прослушать все три аудио экскурсии или выбрать те, которые наиболее вас интересуют. Места аудио записей отмечены на карте, которую вы можете получить в фойе.

Вестибюль Кости рассказывают История Жизни Финская природа   Природa Мира

En français / In French

Le guide audio vous accompagnera à travers les expositions “Une histoire d’os”, “Natures du monde”, “Histoire de la vie” et “Nature finlandaise”. Vous pouvez écouter les commentaires des quatre expositions ou choisir celles qui vous intéressent plus particulièrement. Les sites commentés sont marqués sur le plan disponible au guichet.

Entrance hall Une histoire d’os Histoire de la vie Nature finlandaise Natures du monde

 

Person in charge of the page: 
Laura Sandholm
22.11.2017