The diverse public attractions of Luomus inspire observation and enquiry. The Natural History Museum and the botanic gardens are unforgettable places of learning where knowledge acquired in school can be combined and examined from new perspectives.
Guided tours

School groups can explore Luomus’s attractions on self-directed visits or take an in-depth look at our content on guided tours.

Guided tours include supplementary material and touchable specimens that support the chosen theme. Tours also provide opportunities for discussion and questions.

Teachers, would you like to give a lesson at the museum or the greenhouses?

Insights at the museum

The five exhibitions of the Natural History Museum provide inspiring experiences of biodiversity. In the exhibitions, the natural history collections are displayed in artificial habitats, or dioramas. In addition to animals and plants, you can find footprints, feathers and droppings in the landscapes.

For the eagle-eyed, a diverse group of invertebrates is also on display. Even though the museum environment is no substitute for spending time outdoors, it provides an excellent setting for observing nature and identifying species. 

Practise scholarly work at the museum

As you immerse yourself in the exhibitions, questions, observations and conclusions emerge as if by themselves.

Examples illustrating the adaptation of animals to their environment, natural history and evolutionary mechanisms can be found in a number of locations. There is also a great deal of written information to be discovered throughout the exhibitions that will bring more personal insights home to you. 

Botanic gardens  

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden is open all year round, but the plants are naturally in full bloom in the summer. In summertime, you can familiarise yourself with the abundance and evolutionary history of vascular plant species, a moss and lichen garden, or a verdant arboretum. In the greenhouses, you can admire the variety of the plant kingdom regardless of season.

Kumpula Botanic Garden is open from May to September. In the geobotanical garden, you can travel from Finland all the way to Japan. In the sections of cultivated and useful plants, you can explore familiar food plants and find out which parts of the world common raw materials come from.