Long live Espoo exhibition

The main exhibition room describing the best features of nature in Espoo is divided into three sections: herb-rich forests, the archipelago and the lake highlands of Nuuksio. An auxiliary room displaying nature in wetlands allows visitors to study the birds and the underwater world of the Laajalahti Nature Reserve. You can also peek into a bat cave.  In addition to this, the exhibition provides information about the endangered species in Espoo, a collection of nature-themed maps as well as brochures about e.g. the nature trails in Espoo.

There is plenty to see for visitors of all ages and sizes. Here is a glimpse of the different sections of the exhibition.

HEläköön Espoo näyttelyn keijuerb-rich forests
Admire beautiful pictures showing the seasons, plants and microorganisms in herb-rich forests. Listen to the springtime singers of the forests. Peek into boxes of crawling bugs. Feel the authentic seeds of hardwood trees, the spines of a hedgehog and the soft fur of a fox. Can you spot the little fairy girl?

The archipelago
Dive in deeper and become acquainted with the organisms living along the rocky shore in the Gulf of Finland. Peer into a grave from the Bronze Age. Compare the salinity of brackish water and seawater. Take a cruise around the Espoo archipelago – can you visit all the islands? Find out at the exhibition.

Nuuksio lake highlands
There is life even under the snow: peek into the hatches to find out what it is. In the spring, otters and dippers dive into streams in search of food. A decayed tree-trunk split in half reveals the woodland creatures that lurk inside. See if you can get the black woodpecker to hammer a tree. And what emerges from the depths of the magical disk?

Laajalahti
Visit the jetty to hear the birds of this valuable wetland. A world of its own, governed by fish and benthos, opens up under the jetty. Peer into a microscope to immerse yourself into the world of microorganisms. Bring your own sample to study!

Bat cave
Open the door for a glimpse into the life of a bat. How many bats can you find?

Welcome to visit us!