Europe > Finland
Attractions of Interest to Child
Interest to Children
The Theatre Museum
Kaapelitehdas (Cable factory), Tallberginkatu 1 G.
Exhibitions open: Tueâ€“Sun 12â€“19, Mon closed.
Exhibitions devoted to Finnish theatre and magic. Children can also borrow
the costumes and wear them in their own stage productions.
Finnish Museum of
Rautatiekatu 13. Open: Mon-Fri 9-17. Sat-Sun 11-16.
Finnish and foreign mammals, birds and fishes in natural environments. The
Zoological Museum, part of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, has by far
the largest animal collection, containing about 8 million items. Every year
the collections increase by tens of thousands of specimens. Special
childrenâ€™s events and exhibits
Kaapelitehdas (Cable factory)
Tallberginkatu 1 A.
dance theatre company - founded in 1981. Hurjaruuth has its own studio at
Apple) Puppet Theatre
ElĂ¤intarhan huvila 7,
2483, 09-712 818, Fax 09-712 818.
oldest professional puppet theatre. telephone for times and performances.
admission rates for children, families, seniors.
10-8;Oct.-Feb. daily 10-4;March, April: daily 10-6..
Korkeasaari is an island, which you can reach by water bus from Hakaniemi
and the Market Square in May-September or across the bridge at any time of
16 to Kulosaari and walk just over a mile. During the summer season, there
is a special "zoo bus", which runs from Kulosaari right to the gate of
The zoo on
the island of Korkeasaari is mainly inhabited by northern species of
animals, but it also has the "mini rain forest" Amazonia and Feline House,
with creatures from warmer climates than Finland
Korkeasaari, when it opened in 1884, was the first park in Helsinki where
anyone, regardless of rank or wealth, was welcome. With the sea all around,
it also offered more freedom and open spaces than the parks in the city.
Contemporary Art Kiasma
9.00 â€“ 17.00Wed - Sun 10 â€“ 22Mon closed
charged; children under 18 free.
architectural creation, Kiasma is exciting. Its creator Steven Holl
envisioned it as a structure of intersecting arcs, which would dovetail with
the urban structure of the city as well as with the natural environment of
the park landscape surrounding TĂ¶Ă¶lĂ¶nlahti Bay.
light was one of Hollâ€™s main sources of inspiration. The light enters the
Kiasma building from different sides and at a variety of angles. As the
planet rotates and the hours pass, there is constant variation in the influx
of light and the effect it creates.
have their own center in Kiasma.. There is also a workshop, where courses
are arranged. In Kiasmaâ€™s philosophy, works of art can be interpreted in
more than one correct way, and exploration is encouraged.
Finnish Science Centre
Tiedepuisto 1, Tikkurila town centre, Vantaa
There is a
good commuter train service between Helsinki and Tikkurila station, which is
close to Heureka.
Small children are well provided for. There are
special rides for them and a separate area called Satulaakso ("Fairy Tale
Valley") with a childrenâ€™s theater.
exhibitions at the Heureka Science Centre are designed for the "hands-on"
visitor participation.. The whole idea is to touch things, move them and
find out how they work. The basic exhibition presents science from a
somewhat different than usual angle. Heureka is entertaining and informative
for the whole family. There are frequent changing exhibitions on many
subjects. The Verne Theatre presents movies on science-related themes.
the beginning of May to the end of August.
of LinnanmĂ¤ki have been a popular playground for many generations of
Helsinki children. Now the amusement park has a museum dedicated to toys and
games. It is open all year round.
The LinnanmĂ¤ki amusement park is a favorite with children and adults alike.
The fun begins at the end of April and continues in full swing until the
beginning of September. When LinnanmĂ¤ki opens its gates, everyone in
Helsinki knows that summer has arrived!
slides, gaming arcade, roller coaster, the Octopus, the Space Shot, the
Enterprise, the Rainbow and the Flying Carpet are a few of the favorites.
has its own theatre, the Peacock, which produces a new revue every summer.
Finnish celebrities, current phenomena and, of course, politicians become
the subjects of merciless satire
of Finnish and international artistes perform on the outdoor stage at
LinnanmĂ¤ki each season: pop singers, acrobats, dancers, magicians and