Nature House Villa Elfvik is the City of Espoo environmental education centre. The Nature House promotes a sustainable lifestyle by offering its visitors ideas on how to behave in a more sustainable manner. Sustainable practices are also demonstrated in the everyday activities of the Nature House. We wish you warmly welcome to the Nature House!
The architecturally valuable Art Nouveau villa stands on the edge of the Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Downstairs, the exhibition known as Long live Espoo presents the diverse nature of Espoo, and temporary exhibitions focus on various natural and environmental themes. Upstairs, you can find Badger’s Forest, an adventure area for children. A number of short nature trails begin at the Nature House. Information about recent observations in the surrounding nature is available from the information desk of the Nature House.
The Nature House serves as a Nature school for schools in Espoo. Classes can come for a whole day and make field studies. It also gives further environmental education by offering training courses for teachers and day care staff.
Café Satakieli in the atmospheric dining room of Villa Elfvik is open on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays during the opening hours of the Nature House, and during other times for groups with advance booking. Payment in cash.