Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre
Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre introduces the public to science and technology in an engaging and interactive way. Visitors can experience the joy of discovery through spectacular exhibitions, planetarium films and events.
Located in the Tikkurila area of Vantaa, Heureka first opened its doors to the public in 1989. Heureka is one of Finland’s most popular recreational centres, attracting an average of nearly 300,000 visitors each year.
The main exhibition has over 200 exhibits from many fields of science as well as a number of activity points. In addition to the main exhibition Heureka houses two temporary exhibitions.
Heureka is a unique high-level cultural and educational institution that is among Finland’s most popular leisure time destinations. Its mission is twofold: on the one hand the Science Centre operates in the leisure time market, and on the other hand it performs important educational and public service tasks.
Quality studies show that Heureka is in the top rank of Finnish leisure time centres. They also shows that Heureka is strengthening knowledge about the natural sciences in Finland. The Science Centre’s influences extend to the motivation of schoolchildren, the attitudes of their parents and the career choices of young people. Heureka produces useful back-up material for teachers and school classes.