Natural History Museum

When was the last time you stopped at the feet of a dinosaur or listened to nocturnal sounds under the African starry sky?

19 € Adults

11 € Reduced price

  7 € Students or children (7–17 years)


We accept the Museum Card.


  • Pensioners
  • Unemployed
  • People completing military or non-military service
  • University of Helsinki staff
  • Members of the Helsinki Alumni community
  • Adult groups (at least 10 people)

Register at the ticket desk. 

  • Children under 7 years of age, excluding daycare and other groups
  • Group leaders and bus drivers
  • Assistants for people with disabilities 
  • Veterans 
  • Media representatives with a press card 
  • Museum Card or ICOM card carriers 
  • Undergraduate students of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • Daycare, comprehensive school, general upper secondary school and vocational school teachers from Finnish educational institutions

Educational institutions
The price of guided tours is €80 on weekdays and €120 on weekends. Entrance fees are included in tour fees. Applies to early childhood education, comprehensive school and upper secondary education groups

Other groups
The price of guided tours is €80 on weekdays and €120 on weekends. In addition, entrance fees according to the price list will be charged. Admission is free for group leaders.

Child groups, 3–17 years old (other than educational institutions)
The price of guided tours is €80 on weekdays and €120 on weekends. In addition, entrance fees 3 €/child will be charged. Admission is free for group leaders.


Admission for self-directed childhood education, comprehensive school and upper secondary education groups is €3 per person. Admission is free for teachers and early childhood educators.

Entrance fees according to the price list are charged to groups other than educational institutions. Adult groups of more than ten people are entitled to a reduced price.

Cash, debit card, credit card (Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard), five-euro Smartum exercise and culture vouchers, SmartumPay, Eazybreak mobile vouchers, the Epassi mobile app and the Museum Card are accepted as payment methods. 

You can also renew your Museum Card or buy one at the museum’s ticket desk.  

Groups can also be invoiced for their admission. The invoice must be completed on site. For invoicing, you must provide billing details, including a business ID if the invoice is addressed to a registered association or company. An invoicing surcharge of €8 will be charged.

Because of the great popularity of free admission days at the Natural History Museum, we will in the future target such days at private individuals and groups other than early childhood education and other educational groups.

Admission is free at the Natural History Museum on the following days:

  • 14.2.2024
  • 10.4.2024
  • 12.6.2024
  • 14.8.2024
  • 9.10.2024
  • 11.12.2024

NB! The open tables at the museum are not available on days when admission is free. There are tables for eating snacks in the courtyard outside the museum.

Free-of-charge visit times for educational groups

Early childhood education and other educational groups (up to 30 people per group) can book free-of-charge visits in the Luomus guide booking calendar. Free-of-charge visits are available from January to April and from September to December.

Times will become available in the booking calendar as follows: 

  • The booking of visits in the January–February period will open on 11 December 2023 at 14.00.
  • The booking of visits in the March-April will open on 12 February 2024 at 14.00. 
  • The booking of visits in the September-October will open on 19 August 2024 at 14.00.
  • The booking of visits in the November-December will open on 7 October 2024 at 14.00.
Arrival and accessibility

The Natural History Museum is located at Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13, just behind the Parliament House, right in the centre of Helsinki. The building is easily identified by the elk statue next to the main entrance.

The Natural History Museum is located close to the Kamppi bus and metro station and is within walking distance of the Central Railway Station and Eliel Square. Journey planner

The museum’s courtyard offers accessible parking, but there are no other parking spaces for visitors. Parking in the museum courtyard is permitted only with a parking card for people with reduced mobility. Please notify the ticket desk of your arrival (phone +358 2941 28800). 

The P-Presidentti parking garage is located close to the museum, in addition to which there are metered parking spaces on the nearby streets.

With the exception of the winter corner of the Finnish Nature exhibition, the museum is accessible in terms of mobility. Strollers can be taken to the exhibitions.

There is a lift at the museum. An accessible toilet and a changing room are located in the museum’s ground floor lobby.

 You can ask for further information about accessibility at the museum ticket desk (phone +358 2941 28800) – we are happy to help!

  • The Natural History Museum recognises the European Disability Card.
  • Admission is free for personal assistants.
  • An accessible entrance for people with reduced mobility and those travelling with strollers is available in the museum’s courtyard. When arriving with a wheelchair, walker or wide stroller, please contact the museum’s ticket desk and we will open the gate to facilitate your arrival.
  • Accessible parking space is available in the museum courtyard. Please notify the ticket desk of your arrival in advance.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at the museum.
  • The ticket desk is equipped with a tele/induction loop.
  • A wheelchair can be borrowed for the duration of the visit next to the ticket desk. The wheelchair cannot be booked in advance.
  • The museum also has two loanable strollers.
Snacks, refreshments and gift shop

Enjoy and refresh yourself over lunch. Eating in the exhibition areas is prohibited. You can enjoy your own snacks at the open seating area on the fourth floor of the museum or outside at the tables in the museum courtyard.

The Natural History Museum has a café serving tasty soup lunches, with the exception of summer. The café and a gift shop adjacent to the café are located on the ground floor and operated by Ruokalähettiläs Oy (phone +358 400 286 202). The café and the shop observe the opening hours of the museum, opening in the morning half an hour after the museum opens.

Get to know the museum

Our five permanent exhibitions are Finnish Nature, World Nature, History of Life, Story of the Bones and Change in the Air. In addition, the museum has temporary exhibitions.

Museum floor map

Museum interior

Museum history (in Finnish)

Free coat racks and lockers are located in the ground floor lobby. Personal belongings are stored at your own risk. 

A stroller park area is available in the museum courtyard. 

There is no storage option for luggage. The nearest luggage storage point is located at the Matkahuolto office in the Kamppi Helsinki shopping centre.

At the museum, travel photos for personal use can be taken with handheld cameras and phones. Share your visit experience by tagging Luomus on Instagram using @luonnontieteellinenkeskusmuseo.

Further information on photography at the public attractions of Luomus is available on the ‘Photography, facility rental and call for exhibitions’ page.

You can listen to guided audio tours from your mobile device by going to the museum’s audio tour website. Audio tours are available in English, Russian and French.

The museum has a free wireless connection (‘Helsinki UniGuest’), whose password is displayed in the entrance lobby.

The Natural History Museum is involved in the cultural companion scheme of the City of Helsinki.

Customer service

Ticket desk: phone +358 2941 28800 during the opening hours of the museum.
Enquiries for guided, phone +358 2941 28855 on Mondays 14.00–15.00. Any cancellations of guided tours must be made no later than three working days before the date of the tour. NB! There are no on-call hours during school holidays: weeks 8, 25–31, 42 and 52–2 as well as mid-week holidays.
General enquiries and feedback:

Indicate the attraction you are interested in. The telephone service and email addresses serve all public attractions of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus: the Natural History Museum and Kaisaniemi and Kumpula Botanic Gardens