• From incunabulum to e-book

    From incunabulum to e-book

    Suomalaisen kirjan museo Pukstaavi

    The exhibition picks out interesting things from history of the Finnish book.

    1.7.2011 - 1.7.2020

  • Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: The Aalto Natives

    Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: The Aalto Natives

    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    The Aalto Natives showcases artist duo Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors who represented Finland at the...

    16.3.2018 - 9.9.2018

  • Tapani Kokko: The Pagan Church

    Tapani Kokko: The Pagan Church

    Laukko Manor House

    Laukon viikinkiaikaisen kalmiston ylle kohoava Tapani Kokon Pakanakirkko on unohtumaton kokonaistaideteos.

    26.6.2018 - 23.9.2018

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    Oulu City Art Museum

    The Great Escape is a story of how human beings have gradually become alienated from nature, how the...

    15.4.2018 - 2.9.2018

  • Keeping a Hold on Things - The Life of Mary Gallén

    Keeping a Hold on Things - The Life of Mary Gallén

    Gallen-Kallela Museum

    Mary Gallén (1868 – 1947) can be seen in many paintings by Axel Gallén, but who was she really? What was the...

    28.1.2018 - 2.9.2018

  • LEIKITEN! – Sastamalalaisten puuleluverstaiden tarina

    LEIKITEN! – Sastamalalaisten puuleluverstaiden tarina

    Sastamala Museum

    Näyttely kertoo paikallisten puuleluverstaiden toiminnasta havainnollisesti ja myös perheen pienemmät...

    1.5.2018 - 30.1.2019

  • Näytönpaikka pohjoisessa piilaaksossa

    Näytönpaikka pohjoisessa piilaaksossa

    Oulu City Art Museum

    The Oulu technology boom peaked twenty years ago. Between the 1960s and the 1990s, the town turned into one...

    2.12.2017 - 6.1.2019

  • Piippalakkien maisemissa – Pekka Vuoren satukirjat

    Piippalakkien maisemissa – Pekka Vuoren satukirjat

    Suomalaisen kirjan museo Pukstaavi

    Näyttely pulahtaa Pekka Vuoren satukirjatuotantoon kauniiden maisemien ja veikeiden tonttuhahmojen kautta.

    1.6.2018 - 28.2.2019

  • 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

  • Joseph Alanen

    Joseph Alanen

    Laukko Manor House

    Laukon vuoden klassikkotaiteilija on harvoin nähty jugend-mestari Joseph Alanen (1885-1920).

    26.6.2018 - 23.9.2018

  • Suomen luonto

    Suomen luonto

    Haltia The Finnish Nature centre

    Sukella Suomen luontoon Haltian päänäyttelyssä, joka elää ja uudistuu jatkuvasti.

    31.5.2013 - December 2020

  • The Knights and Ancient Heroes of Laukko

    The Knights and Ancient Heroes of Laukko

    Laukko Manor House

    The knights and ancient heroes of Laukko come alive in the exhibition thanks to rarely-seen Finnish...

    26.6.2018 - 23.9.2018

  • The Modern Woman

    The Modern Woman

    Oulu City Art Museum

    The Modern Woman, produced by the Ateneum Art Museum and the Finnish National Gallery, focuses on four...

    15.4.2018 - 2.9.2018

  • Nature 2.17

    Nature 2.17

    Haltia The Finnish Nature centre

    At Haltia's new special exhibition you will see nature from all 40 Finland's National Parks through...

    7.10.2017 - 30.9.2018

  • Tapani Kokko: The Merry Procession

    Tapani Kokko: The Merry Procession

    Laukko Manor House

    This year's contemporary artist of Laukko Manor is humorous and colourful sculptor Tapani Kokko.

    26.6.2018 - 23.9.2018

  • David Hockney

    David Hockney

    Kunsthalle Helsinki

    Aikamme arvostetuimpiin nykytaiteilijoihin kuuluvan David Hockneyn teoksia nähdään nyt monipuolisemmin kuin...

    18.8.2018 - 18.11.2018

  • Opastus Ainolan puutarhaan

    Opastus Ainolan puutarhaan


    Puutarhatutkija Julia Donner kertoo Ainolan puutarhasta.

    21.8.2018 - 21.8.2018

  • Laurentsius - Dancing with Reality

    Laurentsius - Dancing with Reality

    Hyvinkää Art Museum

    The work of contemporary Estonian artist Laurentsius, aka Lauri Sillak (born 1969), is the subject of...

    8.6.2018 - 9.9.2018

  • Grayson Perry - Folk Wisdom

    Grayson Perry - Folk Wisdom

    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    The British artist Grayson Perry explores subjects that are universally human: identity, gender, social...

    13.4.2018 - 2.9.2018

  • Verkkoaho Farm

    Verkkoaho Farm

    Nature Centre Ukko

    Valokuvaaja Pentti Vänskän näyttelyssä kolilaisella Verkkoahon tilalla tuoksuu vastamyllätty jauho, kukkiva...

    5.5.2018 - 30.8.2018


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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