Test Your Nature Knowledge in a Pub Quiz or Visit the University Museum – University Attractions Invite You to Explore on 12 June

On Helsinki Day 12 June, you can visit several visitor attractions of the University of Helsinki free of charge.

Spend the whole day at the University of Helsinki sites, alone or with family and friends. Visit the Kumpula Botanic Garden, the exhibitions in the Helsinki University Museum Flame, the guided art historical tour or join us for the nature-themed pub quiz at Think Corner! Vegan soup lunch and other delicacies are available all day at the Think Corner café.

Helsinki’s birthday is traditionally marked on 12 June, when the city is packed with a wide range of free-of-charge events.

University of Helsinki events and visitor attractions open to all on Helsinki Day:

Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4)

8 am to 9.30 pm Café open

10 am to 2 pm Workshop: Introduction to University of Helsinki Research Stations

Discover the diversity of research and education opportunities at the research field stations of the University of Helsinki that increase and broaden our understanding of system dynamics and changes to guide solutions for more sustainable futures.

5.30–7 pm Helsinki Day Pub Quiz (in English)

Do you know a lot about science and nature? Join Think Corner's pub quiz with a team of 3–5 people. The winning team will receive a prize.

Helsinki University Museum Flame (Fabianinkatu 33)

12–4 pm Free admission to the exhibitions Passion for Knowledge and Food for All 

Guided art historical tour (starting point Senate Square, the statue of Alexander II)

5-6 pm The tour introduces visitors to the architecture and history of the main building of the University of Helsinki (in Finnish, no pre-registration required)

Kumpula Botanic Garden (Jyrängöntie 2)

11 am to 6 pm Free admission, guided tours

Biggest sustainability science and innovation event of the year at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University 10–14 June

The University of Helsinki’s programme on Helsinki Day is part of the Open Day of the SRI/SSD 2024 event. The congress is the world's largest event on sustainability research and innovation, bringing together 2000 researchers, students, business leaders, political decision-makers and experts interested in sustainable development to the City Centre campus of the University of Helsinki, the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, and online.

The Open Day programme at the University of Helsinki includes start-up pitches on solutions to revolutionize our food system and the launch of the book The Avenues to Sustainability.