LUOMUS

Finnish Museum of Natural History

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Photography

You can take pictures for personal use (souvenir pictures) with your phone or a hand camera at Kaisaniemi otanic Garden. Small-scale photo shoots (e.g. wedding, commercial or portrait shoots) and larger-scale shoots in the glasshouses are subject to a charge and can only be arranged outside opening hours. 

It is, however, possible to do a small-scale photo shoots (photographer + 1-4 persons) in the outdoor garden without making a reservation. It is also free of charge, as long as it does not disturb other visitors or gardeners' work. You can walk on the lawn and the gravel walk, but avoid touching any plantings.

Photography related to Luomus, University of Helsinki or natural sciences can, depending on the situation, be arranged during the opening hours and is free of charge. However, please, be in contact with us in advance by sending us email to tilat@luomus.fi.

Small-scale photography (1-2 hours)

Small-scale photography, e.g. portrait, wedding, blog or commercial shoot.

  • Price: 200€/h (includes 24 % VAT). Entrance tickets are included in the price.
  • Length: max. 2 hours
  • The price includes one free visit to the glasshouses prior to the photo shoot.
  • The price also includes one supervisor during the shoot.
  • Small-scale photo shoots can be booked Tue-Sat (not Sundays) either before the glasshouses open or after their closing time.

Please, read and accept our Terms and conditions for use of premises before confirming your booking.

Booking: Bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance. You can confirm your booking by sending us billing details (electronic billing information or postal address, invoices can only be posted to Finnish postal addresses). Book a photo shoot time by sending us e-mail to tilat@luomus. You can also contact us by phone tel. 02 941 28899. 

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made at least 3 workdays prior to the booked time will not be charged. When cancelling 1-2 days before the booked time, 50 % of the price will be charged. When cancelling on the day of the booking, 100 % of the price will be charged. 

Large-scale photography (3 hours mininum)

Larger shoots such as film productions or commercial photography.

  • Price: 200€/h for the first two hours, after which 310 €/h (prices include 24 % VAT).  Entrance tickets are included in the price.
  • Length: 3 hours minimum.
  • The price includes an informal tour of the premises.
  • The price also includes one supervisor during the shoot.
  • Large-scale photo shoots can be booked on Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat from 6 pm Thu from 7 pm.
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  • Please, read and accept our Terms and conditions for use of premises before confirming your booking.

Booking: Bookings must be made at least four weeks in advance. You can confirm your booking by sending us billing details (electronic billing information or postal address, invoices can only be posted to Finnish postal addresses). Book a photo shoot time by sending us e-mail to tilat@luomus. You can also contact us by phone tel. 02 941 28899. 

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the booked time will not be charged. When cancelling 7-3 days before the booked time, 50 % of the price will be charged. When cancelling 0-6 days before the booked time, 100 % of the price will be charged.

Premises for rent

The unique environment in the greenhouses is suited for e.g. holding exotic cocktail parties and wedding ceremonies. The outdoor garden can not be rented.

The Palm House, the biggest of the glasshouses and with a warm and tropical climate, is an excellent venue for various events. The Palm House, which can hold approximately 70 persons, is rented toghether with the adjoining Savanna and Rainforest Rooms, each taking around 25 people (together 120 persons). The glasshouses are joined together by doors and corridors. Unfortunately, the narrow corridors prevent the use of seats in the glasshouses. For events of up to 200 people all 10 glasshouses may be rented together. 

Buffet catering can be arranged to the adjacent Savanna and Rainforest Rooms. We recommend the catering services of Café Viola (+358 (0)503059500, tarjoilu@cafeviola.fi). It is also possible to book a guide for an occasion.

The glasshouses can be only be rented outside the opening hours Thu-Sat (not Sun-Mon). It is possible to rent the glasshouses for max. 2 hours between 9am and 11 am and in the evening after 6 pm (on Thursdays after 7 pm). The glasshouses can be rented on a limited basis in June-August.

Rental and other prices

Price

Rental price (Palm House, Savanna Room, Rainforest Room, Dry Forest Room, African Violet Room, entrance hall) 350 €/h for the first two hours, after which 310 €/h
Rental for all glasshouses 450 €/h for every hour, minimum rental time 4 h.
Extra supervisor (the rental price includes on supervisor, extra supervision is needed in large events) 75 €/h/supervisor
Guided tour/guide 110 €/h
Security guard for an event 220 €/five hours, after which 50 €/h

The prices include 24 % VAT excluding the paid guide, that has a VAT of 0 %. The entrance fees are included in the rental price. Events organized by the University of Helsinki or scientific societies have a reduced rental price.

Booking and contact details

You can contact us by email tilat@luomus.fi. A reservation must be made at least four weeks before the planned occasion. You can confirm your booking by sending us billing details (electronic billing information or postal address, invoices can only be posted to Finnish postal addresses).

In your message, please let us know the following details:

  •     your contact details
  •     the date and time of the rental
  •     which facilities you are interested in
  •     an estimation of the number of participants
  •     a request for a guide if one is needed
  •     the nature of the occassion ( e.g. congress, meeting, degree ceremony…)

Please, read and accept our Terms and conditions for use of premises before confirming your booking.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the booked time will not be charged. When cancelling 7-13 days before the booked time, 50 % of the price will be charged. When cancelling 0-6 days before the booked time, 100 % of the price will be charged.

Palmusali. Kuva: Hanna Hyvönen / Luomus
Palm House (up to 70 persons)
Savannihuone. Kuva: Hanna Hyvönen / Luomus
Savanna Room (up to 25 perons).
Sademetsähuone. Kuva: Hanna Hyvönen / Luomus
Rainforest Room (up to 25 persons.).
Person in charge of the page: 
Hanna Hyvönen
10.8.2022