Science Centre Pilke

Pilke tells you everything about Finnish forests.

Located in the centre of Rovaniemi, Science Centre Pilke reveals to visitors the secrets of Finnish forests and bioeceonomy. Best of all: you can touch everything in the exhibition!

The Pilke exhibition is an interactive experience for the whole family. Visitors get involved themselves in doing, studying and receiving information through the digital displays.

Pilke has around 30 different exhibits that reveals, in fascinating ways, how the forest is involved in so many parts of our everyday lives. One of Pilke’s most important themes is sustainable development.

Visitors will realise how much their own choices can support the wellbeing of the planet.
Following are a few examples of what Pilke has to offer:

Sit at the controls of a real forestry machine. The grand exhibition hall of Pilke has a ceiling 20 metres in height that houses a full-sized forestry vehicle used nowadays for felling, trimming and stockpiling trees.

So, what does a paper mill sound like? Finland is the world’s best nation for paper and pulp. The Pilke exhibition has a biorefinery where you can start up the paper production line. As the machines work away, visitors can view the progress of the process on the displays.

Pilke also has plenty of very innovative wooden-based products you can play around with. Awesome Bio Era Hotties, i.e. new wooden-based products are a hope for the future. If you are unfortunate enough to break your leg, your plaster can be made of entirely recyclable wooden-based plaster. Savour coffee from a plastic-free disposable coffee cup and enjoy the steam of a traditional Finnish sauna using a sauna bucket made from wood-based composite material.

The Birdsong Karaoke is enormously fun, sung like regular karaoke, but the chirpy birdsong of birds commonly found in Finland’s nature is printed on the screen.
One fine detail is the 16-metre tall tower that shows just how much the forests of Finland grow each second: sixteen cubic metres!

More happy, useful and inspiring information about forests is found in Pilke.

+358 20 639 7820
Ounasjoentie 6

(Photo: Pekka Koski)

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