• Suomen sodan nuori sotilas

    Suomen sodan nuori sotilas

    Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia

    Suomen sodan nuoren sotilaan tarina nousee päivän valoon näyttelyssä, jossa pohditaan, millaista oli olla...

    23.10.2018 - 3.2.2019

  • Pilvi Takala

    Pilvi Takala

    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    Pilvi Takala is one of the most successful new-generation artists in Finland.

    24.8.2018 - 17.2.2019

  • What happens next?

    What happens next?

    Moomin Museum

    The one-of-a-kind exhibition takes the visitor on a journey into a land of fantasy: you can crawl into the...

    17.6.2017 - 1.1.2020

  • Faith, Hope and Love

    Faith, Hope and Love

    Åland Maritime Museum

    An exhibition about sailor tattoos.

    7.3.2018 - 28.2.2019

  • Goldilocks and Other Stories from Own Collections

    Goldilocks and Other Stories from Own Collections

    Tampere Art Museum - Regional Art Museum of Pirkanmaa

    The exhibition Goldilocks and Other Stories presents the Art Museum’s own collections from the perspective of...

    8.9.2018 - 27.1.2019

  • Kotimuseon joulu 1.12.2018-3.2.2019

    Kotimuseon joulu 1.12.2018-3.2.2019

    Sinebrychoff Art Museum

    Paul ja Fanny Sinebrychoffin kotimuseossa vietetään joulua.

    1.12.2018 - 3.2.2019

  • SQIN Contemporary craft exhibition and craft exhibition KALEVALAND

    SQIN Contemporary craft exhibition and craft exhibition KALEVALAND

    Emil Aaltonen museum

    The SQIN exhibition is a tribute to the history of strong leather industry in Pirkanmaa. The theme of...

    8.9.2018 - 29.1.2019

  • Särestöniemi museum café's monthly exchibition

    Särestöniemi museum café's monthly exchibition

    Särestöniemi Museum

    Särestö museum café exhibits an artist living and working or from Lapland on a monthly basis. Showcased...

    4.12.2018 - 4.1.2020

  • Northern Heritage

    Northern Heritage

    Särestöniemi Museum

    The exhibition focuses on northern roots and heritage that inhibit the art of Reidar Särestöniemi...

    9.11.2018 - 1.11.2019

  • Urban Encounters

    Urban Encounters

    Ateneum Art Museum

    Finnish Art from the 20th Century

    19.10.2018 - 20.1.2019

  • Moved to Tears - Staging Emotions

    Moved to Tears - Staging Emotions

    Sinebrychoff Art Museum

    Suuria tunteita, intohimoa ja dramaattisia roolisuorituksia!

    13.9.2018 - 3.3.2019

  • Teemaopastus: Akseli Gallen-Kallela uusin silmin

    Teemaopastus: Akseli Gallen-Kallela uusin silmin

    Ateneum Art Museum

    Teemaopastuksella tutustutaan Suomen taiteen tarina -näyttelyssä esillä oleviin Akseli Gallen-Kallelan...

    8.12.2018 - 15.5.2019

  • Fairytale Cabin - Illustrations of Usko Laukkanen

    Fairytale Cabin - Illustrations of Usko Laukkanen

    Moomin Museum

    Fairytale Cabin is the Moomin Museum’s exhibition featuring the unsung achievements of the Finnish...

    15.12.2018 - 31.3.2019

  • Sense of Skiing

    Sense of Skiing

    Lahti City Museum, Ski Museum

    The new basic exhibition sheds light to skiing from both the athletes and recreational skiers point of view.

    7.7.2017 - 31.12.2030

  • Juhlakattauksia kotimuseossa

    Juhlakattauksia kotimuseossa

    Sinebrychoff Art Museum

    Tänä vuonna Sinebrychoffin taidemuseon joulu on erityisen elämyksellinen.

    1.12.2018 - 3.2.2019

  • Katseita


    Särestöniemi Museum

    Reidar Särestöniemen varhaisia muotokuvia ja henkilötutkielmia, joita asuttavat mietteliäät katseet ja omiin...

    26.10.2018 - 31.1.2019

  • Stories of Finnish Art

    Stories of Finnish Art

    Ateneum Art Museum

    Stories of Finnish art presents Finland's well-loved classics with a twist.

    18.3.2016 - 31.12.2020

  • Not Vital, paintings

    Not Vital, paintings

    Ateneum Art Museum

    The Swiss-born Not Vital (born 1948), who started his career in the 1960s, is known as a versatile artist who...

    19.10.2018 - 20.1.2019

  • There and Back Again

    There and Back Again

    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    Contemporary art from the Baltic Sea region.

    9.2.2018 - 24.3.2019

  • High-Flying Finns

    High-Flying Finns

    Lahti City Museum, Ski Museum

    High-Flying Finns – photographic exhibition illuminates the history of ski jumping and offers you the...

    14.1.2019 - 31.12.2020


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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