Arctic Opposites
6.2.2024 -

Arktikum Science Centre exhibition is under renovation and closed from April 1st to December 5th 2024. Arktikum house, museum exhibitions, café and shop are open normally. During the renovation we offer Arktikum entrance with a reduced price. Kindly check ticket prices here.

Renewed Arktikum Science Centre permanent exhibition ARCTIC OPPOSITES opening in December 2024. Contents, exhibition technologies and the visual appearance are updated in the science exhibition renewal.

Did you know that Finnish language has over 100 words for snow? Why don’t the polar bears eat penguins? How many seasons are there in Lapland? Paint Auroras on the sky, create a winter snow storm and recognize the sweet smell of spruce sprouts. Opening in December 2024 the Arctic Opposites exhibition is an immersive science-based exhibition inviting visitors to discover life in the Arctic and its specific features.

From icy polar deserts to green tundra grasslands and boreal forests, from urban living to nomadic reindeer herders life and from northern lights to nightless nights – the Arctic is one of the most fascinating areas in the world. The Arctic Opposites exhibition offers the visitors a voyage through the uniqueness and beauty of the Arctic and raises awareness on how globalisation and climate change are challenging the region's social, cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability. The content relies on Arctic research and science-based information to approach the Arctic in its environmental and cultural diversity. This approach will provide keys to a better understanding of the Arctic and its global dimensions.

Photos: Concept design, Arktikum Science Centre and Pentagon Design



Finland on the coast of the Arctic Ocean

History of Pechenga (1920-1944).

Arctic in Change

Everyday life and stories of the Arctic.

Open until 31st of May 2024. New science centre exhibition opening in December 2024.

Northern Ways

What is life like in the world’s northernmost regions?

Arctic Seasons

Experience the Arctic Seasons film, taking you on a journey through the shifting seasons of the Arctic.


Guldalit, Čatnasit, Ciekkadit

Stina Aletta Aikio's artwork in front of Arktikum


Duodjebálgát - Paths of Duodji

In the exhibition, we travel alongside two Saami artisans to explore the Saami craft traditions and skills passed down through their families.



Arctic Opposites

Renewed Arktikum Science Centre permanent exhibition opening in December 2024

6.2.2024 -

Adults 18 €
Seniors, unemployed, students 11 €
Children (7–15 years) 5 €
Children under 7 years free of charge
Admission to temporary exhibitions 6 €
Adults 11 €
Seniors, unemployed, students 7 €
Children (7-15 years) 3 €
Children under 7 years free of charge
Admission to temporary exhibitions 3 €

Family ticket 40 €

Price includes entry for 2 adults + 2 children aged 7-15 years + children under 7 years. During renovation 1.4.2024.-6.12.2024 family ticket 24 €.

Groups and touroperators

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Museum Card 79,00 €

The Museum Card allows you entry into more than 370 museums throughout Finland; valid for one year beginning on date of first use.

Culture Pass

Adults 25 € (norm. 36€)
Seniors, unemployed, students 20 € (norm. 24€)
Children (7-15 yrs.) 10 € (norm. 15€)
Family 55€ (2 adults + 2 children 7-15 yrs. OR 1 adult + 3 children 7-15 yrs.) (norm.102€)
Children under 7years free or charge

Culture Pass is your ticket to three of Rovaniemi’s premier cultural attractions. Experience northern nature, art, history and phenomena in many exciting ways:

Korundi House of Culture
Discover new and daring northern perspectives through contemporary art.

Arktikum Science Centre and Museum
Your introduction to life in the north: Arctic issues and the history and culture of Lapland.

Science Centre Pilke
Explore northern forests, the sustainable use of wood and the possibilities of bioeconomy by doing and experiencing.

Culture Pass is personal and valid for 7 days – visit the three attractions as many times as you like. Welcome to the north!

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