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Finnish Museum of Natural History

Guided tours at the Finnish Museum of Natural History

Special arrangements

UPDATED 3.10.2020.

  • In the Natural History Museum, the group size has been limited to a maximum of 15 persons/guided tour so that everyone can enjoy the tour from a safe distance. It is possible to book two consecutive 30 min. tours for larger groups. The max. group size is 15 persons/30 min. tour, and the tours will be held after each other by the same guide. If you want to book two 30 min. tours for a larger group, please, mention this on the field for additional information on the tour reservation page. Also, let us know what your group size is in total.
  • Guided tours in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden can be booked for 3.-27.11.20. The group size has been limited to a maximum of 10 persons/guided tour. It is not possible to book two consecutive 30 min. tours for larger groups (11-20 persons).
  • We strongly recommend over 15-year-olds to wear protective face masks during the visit. 
  • In autumn 2020, we recommend that self-directed groups book their visit in advance. We have been forced to limit the number of simultaneous visitors - by booking in advance, your entrance will be guaranteed. Book a visit >>

Reservations

For English tour reservation please call +358 (0)2941 28855 (Mon., Tue. and Thu. at 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), 25-31 (summer holidays), 42 (autumn holidays) and 52-2 (Christmas holidays) but you can leave us a message. During summer, you can leave a message in the answering machine and we will call you back.


Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Guided tour in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden can be booked for 3.-27.11.2020.

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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.

Tours must be booked beforehand. We recommend that self-directed groups book their visit in advance to the glasshouses. The entrance fee for a self-directed group is 4 €/pupil, 5 €/pers. for students over 18 years and 8 €/pers for adult groups. The adult group must include 15 persons or more for the group price to apply. However, the outdoor garden in Kaisaniemi has free entrance daily between 9 am and 8 pm.

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Guided tour in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Guided tour in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden can be booked for 3.-27.11.2020.

Target group: all age groups.

The guided tour in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden takes you from tropical rain forests 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 how plants adapt to different environments.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ (Sat and Sun 100€) + entrance fee for guided groups 8€/adult, 4€/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 80€ (Sat and Sun 100€) including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 10 persons

Kumpula Botanic Garden

Kumpula Botanic Garden is closed for the season and will open again in May 2021. Unfortunately, we can not offer tours in Kumpula Botanic Garden at the moment.

The Kumpula Botanic 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.

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 15 or more adults for 5 €/pers, students and 7-17-year-olds 4 €/pers. If visiting with a school or kindergarten group the entrance fee is 3 €/child (teachers free of charge). Self-directed groups do not need to book their visit in advance when visiting Kumpula Botanic Garden.

Guided tour in Kumpula Botanic Garden

Not available at the moment.
Target group: school groups and adults.

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 the North 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 appropriately for the weather.

Tour length: 55 min. Price: 80€ + entrance fee 5€/adults, 4€/student, 3€/3-17-year-olds (on weekends and outside opening hours 100€ + entrance fee); schools and day-care centres 80€ (incl. entrance fees), Sat and Sun 100€. Group size: recommended max 30 persons.

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.

In autumn 2020, the group size has been limited to a maximum of 15 persons/guided tour so that everyone can enjoy the tour from a safe distance. Groups can explore the exhibitions on their own before or after the tour.

It is possible to book two consecutive 30 min. tours for larger groups. The max. group size is 15 persons/30 min. tour, and the tours will be held after each other by the same guide.

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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 7 €/student apply for students over the age of 18. For adult groups (15 or more visitors) a group price of 10 €/pers. applies. In autumn 2020, we recommend that self-directed groups book their visit in advance. 

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Tours in the Natural History Museum 

 

The World of Dinosaurs

Target group: 3-6-year-olds.

On this tour, young explorers get to explore the world of dinosaurs, both big and small, by playing and moving. The tour takes place in the History of Life exhibition.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fees for guided groups
  • Schools and day-care centers 80€ including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

A Year in Finnish Nature

Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.

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 in changing conditions. The tour takes place in the Finnish Nature exhibition.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fees for guided groups
  • Schools and day-care centres 80€ including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

Explore Finland in 1 hour

Target group: all age groups

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 getting to know Finland.

  • The tour is available by request (opastukset@luomus.fi).
  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fee for guided groups
  • Schools and day-care centres 80€ (Sat 100€) incl. entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 personspersons/tour due to safe distances.

Long Live Life!

Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.

The guided tour takes you on a journey through the history of life, and shows you evolution as a force that shapes organisms. The tour takes place in the History of Life exhibition

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fees for guided groups
  • School groups 80€ including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

Change in the Air

Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.

The tour, Change in the Air, tells you the story of humans in a changing world – from the last Ice Age to the present day. You will hear about research on environmental changes and find out about sustainable solutions for present-day challenges.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fees for guided groups
  • School groups 80€ including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

Giraffes in the Gymnasium

Target group: all age groups

Giraffes in the Gymnasium is a general guided tour of our museum. The tour takes you around the museum’s most interesting places and its historical phases.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fees for guided groups
  • Schools and day-care centres 80€ including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

Researcher for an Hour

Unfortunately, we can not offer the tour in autumn 2020.

Target group: preschool (6-year-olds) and 1st and 2nd graders.

The tour is an interactive tour intended for preschoolers and first and second graders. On the tour, research and observation assignments shed light on the work of scientists and encourage children to observe nature and their environment independently. There may be no single right answer! The children get to classify invertebrates into groups and identify bird feathers among other things. The tour takes place in different exhibitions.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ (Sat 100€) + entrance fees
  • School- and preschool groups: 80€ (Sat 100€) including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

Wildlife of the World

Unfortunately, we can not offer the tour in autumn 2020.

Target group: all age groups.

This guided tour takes you on a journey through five climate zones, from arctic Greenland to tropical Borneo and African savanna. The tour presents plants and animals from different environments, with the emphasis on how animals have adapted to these environments. The tour takes place in the exhibition Wildlife of the World.

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ (Sat 100€) + entrance fees for guided groups
  • Schools and day-care centres 80€ (Sat 100€) including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons /tour due to safe distances.

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The Four Seasons

Unfortunately, we can not offer the tour in autumn 2020.

Target group: day-care and preschool groups, 4-6-year-olds.

Do you remember what summer smells like? In summer, beavers swim in the lake and you will most certainly hear the high-pitched drone of mosquitoes. It is easy for animals to find food in summer, but it gets more difficult in autumn. Soon you can hear the snow crunching under your shoes and it is time for the mountain hare to change into winter coat. The brown bear returns to its winter den and everybody is waiting for the arrival of spring.

The tour shows you Finnish nature in different seasons. The last part of the tour consists of a workshop where children can print animal tracks. 

  • Tour length: 55 min.
  • Price: 80€ + entrance fees
  • Day-care and preschool groups: 80€ including entrance fees
  • Group size: recommended max 15 persons, one group can be guided at a time.
Person in charge of the page: 
Laura Sandholm
4.10.2020