The Finnish Museum of Natural History is an independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. It is also one of the three central national museums in Finland and responsible for the national collections in its field.
The collections, which include botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological specimens from all over the world, serve research in the fields of Biology and Geology as well as educational purposes.
The exhibitions at the Natural History Museum showcase biological diversity from Finland and other parts of the world. ‘The History of Life’ exhibition takes you back in time to the first signs of life on Earth. ‘The Story of the Bones’ fleshes out the history of vertebrate diversity. Stop by the feet of dinosaurs, and let the calls of wild animals in the African night lead you far away!