Finnish Museum of Natural History

Kumpula Botanic Garden

Kumpula Botanic Garden

The opening hours for spring and summer are listed below.

Tickets to the garden can be bought at the garden café.

Opening hours


Both Kumpula Botanic Garden and the café are open May-September on Tuesday–Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. The garden is also open in October during weekends 1–2.10., 8–9.10. and 15–16.10. from 11 am to 4 pm. You can, however, exit the garden through a rotating gate until 8 pm. Unfortunately, wheelchairs and prams cannot be taken through the rotating gate.

Exceptional opening hours:

  • Friday 19.8.2022 geological collections close at 4 pm. 
  • Tuesday 23.8.2022 closed.

Entrance fees

Please, buy your ticket at the cafe. 

It is free entrance to the garden and the geological collections on  Mother's Day Sun 8.5.2022, Sun 28.5.2022 and the Finnish Nature Day Sat 27.8.2022.

Basic fees
Adults 9 €
Discount groups 7 €
Conscripts, persons undergoing non-military service  
The unemployed  
Employees of the University of Helsinki / Members of the Helsinki Alumni –community  
Students 5 €
Children 7–17 years 5 €
Family ticket (max 2 adults and 4 children) 23 €
Free entrance - free, report at the ticket office
Children under 7 years (except in groups)
Group leaders
Assistants for the disabled  
Finnish veterans  
With ICOM-card  
Biology students of Helsinki University  
Kindergarten, primary and secondary school, upper secondary and vocational school teachers  
Members of Kasvitieteellisen puutarhan ystävät ry  
Season card
Personal season ticket, Kumpula Garden
(valid for May-September)
31 €
Entrance fees for groups
Groups of 15 persons or more 6 €/adult, 3,5 €/7-17-year-old
Kindergarten and school groups 3,5 €/person
Groups of 0-17-year-olds. Fee is collected from all group members (also under 7 year-olds). The group instructors have free entrance
Fees for guided tour groups
The entrance fees are included in the price of the guided tours for groups from educational institutions, i.e. day care, pre-school, comprehensive school, upper secondary school and vocational school.  
Adult groups (adults and pensioners)      6 €/person
Students 5 €/person
Children (not including educational institutions):  
0-2 years (together with guardian) free of charge
3-17 years (child groups or as part of a group consisting of adults and children) 3,5 €/person

Accepted methods of payment are

  • Cash, bank/credit cards (Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard)
  • Museum Card
  • Smartum 5-euro-Liikunta- ja Kulttuuriseteli ”culture voucher”, Smartum mobile
  • Edenred's Culture Voucher (Virike) and Lunch Voucher (Lounari) and Edenred card
  • Groups may also pay their entrance fees by invoice. N.B.! Invoices can only be sent to Finnish postal addresses. The invoice is filled in when arriving to the café. For billing please take with you the necessary billing information (including business ID for registered organizations and businesses). Billing fee is 8 €.

Culture Companion operation 

Kumpula Botanic Garden is part of the Culture Companion operation. The operation is intended for everyone who finds it difficult to visit a cultural attraction, or who would prefer to visit an attraction accompanied by another person. A voluntary culture companion will accompany you at the botanic garden and assist or guide you to the garden, if necessary. The Natural History Museum and Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden are also part of the Culture Companion operation. 

How to get there

The Kumpula Botanical garden is located near the Kumpula campus. The entrance is on Jyrängöntie 2. The entrance on Kumpulantaival at the western side of the garden is closed (please see the map below). Driving instructions can be found later at this page.

Show Kumpula Botanic garden on a bigger map.


Public transport

Buses which travel through Hämeentie (70- and 700- series) stop at the Kumpula campus. The distance from the bus stops to the main entrance on Jyrängötie is approximately 500 meters.

Buses which travel through Mäkelänkatu  (some of the 60- and 600- series) stop at the Pyöräilystadion stop. The distance from there to the entrance on Jyrängöntie is approximately 1000 meters.

Trams 6 and 8 stop at Hämeentie. The distance between the stop and the garden is approximately 500 meters.


There is a bicycle stand outside the gate at Jyrängöntie 2.

Parking space

The garden has 8 (4 h) parking spaces for cars and one buss park space, reserved for visitors to the garden in front of the garden entrance (Jyrängöntie 2). You may also look for parking space at the Kumpula campus (Pietari Kalm, Ernst Lindelöf, Gustaf Hällström and Väinö Auer streets). You can get to the garden from the campus via the sand road (closed with a barrier) beside the red brick particle acceleration laboratory. Some parking space is also located under the Hämeentie bridge. Parking for busses is located in front of the main entrance (Jyrängöntie 2).

Driving instructions to the Kumpula garden

Coming from the centre:

  • Turn right from Hämeentie to Haukilahdenkatu (there’s a sign). The intersection is the first one after the Sturenkatu intersection and right at the St. Paul’s church.
  • Take the first left (there’s a sign)
  • Drive to the end of the road (there’s also a sign)
  • Drive over the small bridge
  • Turn left below the Hämeentie bridge
  • Past the skating park, the road first takes a small turn to the right over an old railway (the rails have already been removed, but the signs are still in place) and then to the left, uphill towards the garden’s main gate.

Coming from north:

  • Over the bridge that comes after the Arabianranta intersection
  • Take the first right after the bridge (the sign is a bit obstructed by vegetation)
  • The road goes under the Hämeentie bridge
  • Take the first left
  • Over the small bridge (there’s a sign)
  • Turn left below the Hämeentie bridge (you’ll go under Hämeentie twice)
  • Past the skating park, the road first takes a small turn to the right over an old railway (the rails have already been removed, but the signs are still in place) and then to the left, uphill towards the garden’s main gate.

Shop and customer service

Tickets to the garden can be bought at the café ().

If you are interested in booking facilities or other services for summer 2023 you may contact the café during the summer via e-mail ().

Information about guided tours and how to book them is here.

Practical tips


Download a map,

Kuva: Mikko Paartola

Planning a picnic?

You can also have a picnic on the garden lawn. Open fires and grilling are forbidden. Be careful of the plantings. You must clean up after yourselves. 

Taking pictures and filming

You may take pictures for your own use. If you intend to publish any pictures, you must mention the location. Taking pictures for commercial use must be discussed beforehand.


Geological collections: the opening hours for the geological collections can be viewed here.


Touching the plant collections and taking parts of plants home is forbidden. Some of the plants in the collections are poisonous and some cause irritation.

Riding a bicycle, jogging, walking a dog (excluding guide dogs), swimming, grilling and being drunk in the garden is not allowed. Open fires are also forbidden. You are allowed to take a dog to the café area. Smoking is only permitted in the designated area.


  • Kumpula Botanic Garden is a disability card destination.
  • The garden is accessible for wheelchairs and prams during its opening hours (Tue.–Sun. 11 am – 6 pm). After 6 pm (until 8 pm), the exit is through a rotating gate. Wheelchairs and prams cannot be taken through the rotating gate.
  • The paths in the garden are paved with grave. The garden has some steep hills, but you can avoid them by choosing gently sloping routes. Reserve enough time for your visit.
  • The café is accessible with wheelchair and pram, but somewhat cramped in places. The café also has an accessible toilet with a babycare table.
  • The geological collections are located at Kumpula manor, which, for the most part, is not accessible by wheelchair or pram.
  • Personal assistants have free entry to the garden.
  • Guide dogs and service dogs are welcome at the garden. 
  • The garden does not have accessible parking spaces. The closest parking places are outside the gate (Jyrängöntie 2).

For more information on accessibility, please, call the café (tel.) – we are happy to help!


Person in charge of the page: 
Laura Sandholm