The exhibition presents the marine nature of the Gulf of Finland and human impacts on it. The City of Espoo is involved in the Baltic Sea Challenge and is committed to working in many ways to protect our sea. Upon visiting the exhibition, you can pick up a leaflet with tips on what you can do.
The Gulf of Finland has diverse brackish water fauna and flora. The pictures at the exhibition will give you a glimpse of the wonders of marine nature. There is also a large floor game that can familiarise you with the fauna and flora of the Gulf of Finland.
The sensitive marine ecosystem is threatened by many human activities. The exhibition provides information about the chemicals in the sea and their effects on the recommendations for eating fish. You can also learn more about the impact of plastic pollution on marine animals.
While invasive species and sea traffic also pose threats to the marine ecosystem, the greatest environmental problem in the Gulf of Finland is eutrophication. We can all contribute to mitigating the problem by small daily actions, although big actions are naturally required as well.
The exhibition will show what you can do to improve the well-being of the Gulf of Finland. You can also pick up a leaflet with tips on protecting the Baltic Sea. The leaflet is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
The exhibition sheds light on the state of the Gulf of Finland through illustrative infographics produced by the Finnish Environment Institute. These exhibition materials are in Finnish, but you can find them in English, Estonian and Russian on the website.
In March, Nature House Villa Elfvik is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 15:00 and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00. Starting from 1 April, the opening hours are Mon–Fri 9:00–16:00 and Sat–Sun 10:00–16:00. During the Easter holidays and on May Day, the Nature House will be open from 10:00 to 16:00.
Café Elfvik is open on weekends during the Nature House’s opening hours. Admission to the Nature House is free.