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Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki

(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Recognizable by a moose statue that marks the entrance, Finnish Museum of Natural History 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 Finnish Museum of Natural History on your trip to Helsinki, use our Helsinki vacation route planner.
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  • This museum does not take more than an hour to visit unless you read each exhibit sign. There is some interesting altar pieces in the museum and other exhibits that were interesting.  more »
  • This was the second time that we visited this museum with my daughter. Some of the sections were a bit boring for a ten-year-old, but most of them she was really interested in. A lot of details you ca...  more »
  • It's a bit expensive for the exhibition halls and the proposed pieces (€13) per person, more staff at the reception is for the less unpleasant. It is however quite interactive (tunnel under the snow, microscope etc). Might be fun to do, especially if you like birds.
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  • This museum is an amazing way to get familiar with nordic nature: animal species and vegetation. The architecture of the building is also beautiful.
  • Good info, extremely child-friendly, generally an intriguing place. Quite pricey for a museum, though it's justified.
  • Excellent museum, good choice also for the kids. I can recommend it ;)
  • Good for adults and kids. Lots of information (read, watch, listen). Very interesting.
  • Children loved it, adults learned new things too.