LUOMUS

Finnish Museum of Natural History

Guided tours at the Finnish Museum of Natural History

Guided tours in autumn 2021

Guided tours at the Natural History Museum can be booked for 1.9.–30.11. We recommend that persons over the age of 12 wear a face mask during the whole visit.

We do not organize guided tours at the botanic gardens of Kaisaniemi and Kumpula in autumn 2021.

Information on the coronavirus situation at the Luomus public attractions can be found here.


Reservations

For English tour reservation, please call +358 (0)2941 28855 (Mon. and Thu. at 1–3 pm) or contact us by e-mail opastukset@luomus.fi. Reservations can also be made through the links "Book a guided tour" further down on the page. Please note that the phone has no on call duty during week 8 (winter holidays), 25-31 (summer holidays), 42 (autumn holidays) and 52-2 (Christmas holidays).


Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Unfortunately, we can not offer tours at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden at the moment.

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is located in Kaisaniemi, in the centre of Helsinki. The entrance to the garden is on Kaisaniemenranta 2. The distance from the central railway station is approximately 600 meters.

Tours must be booked beforehand. The entrance fee for a self-directed group is 4,50 €/pupil, 6 €/pers. for students over 18 years and 9 €/pers for adult groups. The adult group must include 15 persons or more for the group price to apply. However, the outdoor garden in Kaisaniemi has free entrance daily between 9 am and 8 pm.

Guided tour in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden (55 min.)

Not available at the moment.

The guided tour in the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden takes you from tropical rain forests to dry deserts. The tour includes stories and information about many useful plants such as cocoa and banana. The carnivorous plants are good examples of how plants adapt to different environments.

  • Target group: all age groups.
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 9 €/adult, 4,50 €/3-17-year-old, 6 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 25 persons.

Kumpula Botanic Garden

Unfortunately, we can not offer tours at Kumpula Botanic Garden at the moment.

The Kumpula Botanic Garden is located near Kumpula campus (University of Helsinki), about 5 km from Helsinki city centre. The entrance to the garden is on Jyrängöntie 2.

The outdoor garden in Kumpula is open Tues-Sun from May to September between 11 am and 6 pm (exit via revolving gates until 8 pm). A visit to the outdoor garden in Kumpula is subject to a charge: groups of 15 or more adults for 6 €/pers, students and 7-17-year-olds 5 €/pers. If visiting with a school or kindergarten group the entrance fee is 3,50 €/child (teachers free of charge).

Guided tour in Kumpula Botanic Garden (55 min.)

Not available at the moment.

The guided tour will take you around the world. The geobotanical garden includes plants from Europe and the Far East as well as from the distant Rocky Mountains in the North America. In the garden of cultivated plants flourish both economic and ornamental species. The ornamental plants grow in the manor park and in the yard area near the buildings. The guided tour will give you a good overview of the 6-ha-garden area and its sections. A distance of 1 km will be covered. The tour is held outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Target group: school groups and adults.
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 30 persons.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13 in the centre of Helsinki, only a few minutes’ walk from the central railway and bus stations. The building can be recognized from the Moose-statue next to the main entrance.

For groups wishing to make a self-directed visit to the Natural History Museum, there are school and kindergarten group tickets available all year around for 5 €/pupil. However, normal student prices 8 €/student apply for students over the age of 18. For adult groups (15 or more visitors) a group price of 12 €/pers. applies.

The World of Dinosaurs (55 min.)

On this tour, young explorers get to explore the world of dinosaurs, both big and small, by playing and moving. The tour takes place in the History of Life exhibition.

  • Target group: 3-6-year-olds.
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 25 persons.

 

A Year in Finnish Nature (55 min.)

The tour takes you across Finland through the four seasons: from the southern groves to the northern fells. You will also make acquaintance with numeral animal and plant species and hear about their unique survival strategies in changing conditions. The tour takes place in the Finnish Nature exhibition.

  • Target group: school groups and adults
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 25 persons.

 

Explore Finland in 1 Hour (55 min.)

The Finnish Nature -exhibition offers us a fascinating journey through Finland from southern coast to northern fells. In this guided tour you'll be able to explore the Finnish nature in four seasons and see how the plant and animal life has adapted to our northern conditions.

Explore Finland in 1 hour is carried out with a humoristic touch. Since there is a strong connection between Finnish nature and culture, we will also take up some interesting details of Finnish culture & mentality. The tour is especially suitable for foreigners and people who are getting to know Finland.

  • The tour is available by request (opastukset@luomus.fi)
  • Target group: all age groups
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 25 persons.
 

Long Live Life (55 min.)

The guided tour takes you on a journey through the history of life, and shows you evolution as a force that shapes organisms. The tour takes place in the History of Life exhibition.

  • Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 25 persons.

 

Change in the Air (55 min.)

The tour, Change in the Air, tells you the story of humans in a changing world – from the last Ice Age to the present day. You will hear about research on environmental changes and find out about sustainable solutions for present-day challenges.

  • Target group: school groups (Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools) and adults.
  • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
  • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
  • Group size max. 25 persons.

 

Giraffes in the Gymnasium (55 min.)

    Giraffes in the Gymnasium is a general guided tour of our museum. The tour takes you around the museum’s most interesting places and its historical phases.

    • Target group: all age groups.
    • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
    • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
    • Group size max. 25 persons.

     

    Researcher for an Hour (55 min.)

    The tour is an interactive tour intended for preschoolers and first and second graders. On the tour, research and observation assignments shed light on the work of scientists and encourage children to observe nature and their environment independently. There may be no single right answer! The children get to classify invertebrates into groups and identify bird feathers among other things. The tour takes place in different exhibitions.

    • Target group: preschool (6-year-olds) and 1st and 2nd graders.
    • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
    • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
    • Group size max. 25 persons.

     

    Wildlife of the World (55 min.)

    This guided tour takes you on a journey through five climate zones, from arctic Greenland to tropical Borneo and African savanna. The tour presents plants and animals from different environments, with the emphasis on how animals have adapted to these environments. The tour takes place in the exhibition Wildlife of the World.

    • Target group: all age groups.
    • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
    • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
    • Group size max. 25 persons.

     

    The Four Seasons (55 min.)

    Not available at the moment.

    Do you remember what summer smells like? In summer, beavers swim in the lake and you will most certainly hear the high-pitched drone of mosquitoes. It is easy for animals to find food in summer, but it gets more difficult in autumn. Soon you can hear the snow crunching under your shoes and it is time for the mountain hare to change into winter coat. The brown bear returns to its winter den and everybody is waiting for the arrival of spring.

    • Target group: day-care and preschool groups, 4-6-year-olds.
    • Price: 90 € (Sat and Sun 110 €) + entrance fee for guided groups 6 €/adult, 3,50 €/3-17-year-old, 5 €/student
    • Schools and day-care centres 90€ (Sat and Sun 110€) including entrance fees
    • Group size max. 25 persons.

     

     
    Person in charge of the page: 
    Laura Sandholm
    5.10.2021