• Toivon ja sekasorron aika

    Toivon ja sekasorron aika

    Old Kuopio Museum

    Näyttely kertoo tapahtumista Kuopiossa itsenäistymisen alkuvuosina

    6.3.2018 - 4.11.2018

  • Raseborg through the ages

    Raseborg through the ages

    EKTA Museum

    How did Stone Age people live? What did Raseborg look like during the Middle Ages or the industrial town of...

    1.1.2007 - 31.12.2020

  • Takauma


    Järvenpää Art Museum

    Takauma on Järvenpään ikäihmisten palvelujen, perusopetuksen ja kulttuuripalveluiden yhteisen projektin...

    29.9.2018 - 27.1.2019

  • A. W. Finch

    A. W. Finch

    Didrichsen Art Museum

    The exhibition presents A. W. Finch as a painter, graphic artist and ceramist through a selection of works...

    21.9.2018 - 13.1.2019

  • Järvenpään taideseura 60-vuotta -juhlanäyttely

    Järvenpään taideseura 60-vuotta -juhlanäyttely

    Järvenpää Art Museum

    Järvenpään Taideseuran 60-vuotisjuhlanäyttely kokoaa yhteen taideseuran jäsenten tuoretta taidetta sekä...

    29.9.2018 - 27.1.2019

  • The Thrill of the Hunt

    The Thrill of the Hunt

    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    The First Section of the New Permanent Exhibition.

    1.3.2013 - December 2020

  • Metsästysveitsikilpailun satoa

    Metsästysveitsikilpailun satoa

    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    Taitavien seppien ja innostuneiden harrastajien tekemät veitset ovat esillä Metsästysmuseossa vuoden loppuun...

    18.9.2018 - 30.12.2018

  • Trophy Collection Jaakko Ojanperä

    Trophy Collection Jaakko Ojanperä

    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    In 2014 remodeled part of the permanent exhibition. Hunting trophies from Africa, North America, Asia and...

    23.1.2014 - 31.12.2020

  • Supersyysloma Seikkailu Riuttalassa

    Supersyysloma Seikkailu Riuttalassa

    Riuttala Farmhouse Museum

    Riuttala avoinna syysloman kunniaksi torstaina 18.10.2018 klo 10 - 15

    18.10.2018 - 18.10.2024

  • Music and dance in Pre-Columbian art

    Music and dance in Pre-Columbian art

    Didrichsen Art Museum

    Exhibition with artefacts from the museum's own collection focusing on music, dance and rituals in ancient...

    21.9.2018 - 2.2.2020

  • Riuttala - Savon sydänjuurilla

    Riuttala - Savon sydänjuurilla

    Riuttala Farmhouse Museum

    Viime kesän aikana Riuttalasta ikuistettuja taideteoksia on esillä Kauppakeskus Matkuksessa 14.10. -...

    14.10.2018 - 21.10.2024

  • Aseosasto


    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    Suomalaista asevalmistusta esittelevä asesali on osa Metsästysmuseon perusnäyttelyä.

    20.11.2015 - 31.12.2020

  • Taikinan taju

    Taikinan taju

    Hotel and Restaurant Museum

    Yhdessä leipominen on pääosassa lapsille ja lapsenmielisille suunnatussa Taikinan taju -näyttelyssä, jossa...

    23.8.2018 - 5.9.2019

  • Kotikaupunkimme Lohja

    Kotikaupunkimme Lohja

    Lohja Museum

    Lohjan Museon 100-vuotisjuhlavuoden merkeissä museon Pedagogioon uusittu perusnäyttely Kotikaupunkimme Lohja.

    1.6.2011 - 31.12.2020

  • Vuoden Luontokuvat 2017

    Vuoden Luontokuvat 2017

    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    Vuoden Luontokuvat -näyttely kertoo suomalaisen luonnon moni-ilmeisyydestä, sen näkymistä ja tapahtumista...

    9.10.2018 - 4.11.2018

  • Töissä merellä

    Töissä merellä

    Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

    Forum Marinumin päänäyttely "Töissä merellä" esittää merenkulun historiaa näkökulmasta, jossa...

    13.5.2016 - 13.5.2020

  • Sea-bird fowling

    Sea-bird fowling

    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    Metsästysmuseon perusnäyttelyn merilinnustus-osio esittelee syksyllä merellä tapahtuvaa kokosukeltajasorsien...

    1.2.2017 - 31.12.2025

  • Elämänpeli


    The Hunting Museum of Finland

    Pekka Poutiaisen taidetta luonnon kamppailuiden ratkaisevista hetkistä.

    27.9.2018 - 30.12.2018

  • At Your Service!

    At Your Service!

    Hotel and Restaurant Museum

    At this exhibition You can find out about Finnish food and drink culture, make a trip to the history of...

    18.8.2012 - 31.12.2020

  • Helene Schjerfbeck's Life and Art

    Helene Schjerfbeck's Life and Art

    EKTA Museum

    The rationale for this permanent exhibition comes from Schjerfbeck's time in Ekenäs. For Helene, the town and...

    27.4.2012 - 31.12.2030


Museum activities for children, and the childlike!

The summer of 2018 is the children’s museum summer! In museums you can find a lot of things to do and see for people of all ages. With your Museum Card, you can for example set out for adventure in ancient castles, explore a submarine on Suomenlinna island, play at a toy museum, wash gold or climb into a plane or the cab of a train!

On this page we collect different kinds of hints to delight children and everybody who is childlike during the museum visit. On the page you find information about the Children’s Museum Passport, fun Museum Activities, links to the museums’ own activities for children and hints for a successful museum visit with children.

Check the list of museums belonging to the category Especially for kids, that have content planned for children in mind in their exhibitions. At the Museum Card museums listed behind these links you can find: a Nursery room, a Playing area/family area or a Space to eat packed lunch

Children’s Museum Passport

Children’s Museum Passport is a fun way to collect markings from your own museum visits! When the adults show their Museum Card at the ticket desk, the children can show their own Museum Passport. You can ask for your own Passport at the ticket desk of any Museum Card museum. There are three kinds of passports.

Note! Children’s Museum Passport doesn’t give access to chargeable museum points. 

Museum activities for kids

At a museum you can also play! At the Museum Card museums, a Museum arts and crafts task sheet is distributed, containing 4 funny tasks for the museum visit and a drawing task to take home with you. Museum activities are also found electronically on this page.

By the link below the page, you can download the digital version of the Museum arts and crafts task sheet. 

In the comment field of the page, you can share your own best museum hints and museum arts and crafts ideas suitable for children!

The hunt for the secret treasure

Pick out the owner of the secret treasure amongst your group. The owner of the treasure chooses quietly for him- or herself one artwork or object in the room, that is, the treasure. The others’ task is to guess which work or object is in question. The guessers will by turns ask the keeper of the treasure questions that he or she can give yes/no answers to.

Colour Bingo

Search for colours in the museum: blue, green, yellow, red, white, black. Just one colour per artwork or object. When you have found all the colours, call out “Bingo”! The game can also be played separately in each room.

Your turn to be a museum guide

Take turns being the museum guide. The guide who is in turn chooses the work or object he or she wants. The guide tells the others what you can see in the work, or which object is in question. You can read to the others from the text presenting the work or object, about the materials of the artwork or the origin of the object.

Crazy inventions!

Everyone chooses one object in the room. Eureka! You have just made a new invention, in which all the objects you have chosen are combined. Reflect together on what this new invention could be used for.

Museums’ own activities for kids

In the museums you find a lot for children to do and investigate. To this list, which is continually updated, we add information about tasks and activities organized for children in the museums. Remember also the search category “Especially for children”! Here you can see the museums, exhibitions and events listed in the category.

Fiskars museum, Raasepori

Explore the life of the famous Fiskars ironworks village from 17th century to this day.

Interactive parts in the exhibitions. Open workshops during summer as well as animals living outside at the museum during summer! 

Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo

The museum´s changing exhibitions present the art of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries as well as contemporary art having points of contact with the life´s work of Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Find all kinds of interesting things about the Gallen-Kallela family in the children's Senses Suitcase (Aistisalkku). As for the briefcase at the cashier. 

HAM Helsingin taidemuseo, Helsinki

Art is popcorn for the brain! HAM Helsinki Art Museum looks after the art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki. 

Ask for a fun HAM-bag from the cashier. In the bag you find small activities for 3-9 year old museum visitors. 

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Kiasma is a home of contemporary art where everyone is welcome. 

Read about the tips how to visit Kiasma with kids! Read more...

Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum, Savonlinna

Lusto is a national museum and science centre of international importance focusing on Finnish forest culture.

At Lusto you can for example climb on the 8 meter high Children's Tree, crawl in into a sleeping bear's nest or try your skills at operating forest machinery in a simulator!

Automobile and Road Museum Mobilia, Kangasala

History of motoring, motor vehicles and road traffic in Finland.

In the summer, Mobilia’s Rahtarit Traffic Park offers children (aged 4–12 years) an opportunity to learn road rules and regulations through play both as pedestrians and as pedal car drivers. There are 10 pedal cars, both light and heavy traffic vehicles, available in the traffic park. 

For younger children (under 4s) there is a playground area where children can play with toy cars or try a sand digger! Read more...

Museum of Jakobstad, The Malm house, Pietarsaari

The collections of objects, photographs, art and textiles relate the maritime history and trading traditions of the town. 

Embark on a treasure hunt at the museum in search of the former owner Maria Malm's lost chocolate box! Until 31.8.2018.

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