Haltia’s exhibitions gather Finland’s most spectacular nature destinations under one roof. Haltia introduces you to the stunning scenery of our national parks and takes you on incredible hiking trips in addition to enabling you to experience the nature of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
The exhibition follows the annual cycle of nature, utilising not only the panorama landscape but also video presentations, dioramas, interactive features, works of art and scale models, among other features. The experience is completed with a world of sounds and light. Live and experience real nature at Haltia!
The main exhibition offers a comprehensive nature experience. It leads you from the Finnish Archipelago to the tops of the fells in Lapland – to all 39 of Finland’s national parks. You will experience the beauty and magic of the four seasons in all their glory and get a taste of nature’s power of creation with a touch of mythology from the Kalevala.
The Snowy Canyon leads you to the main exhibition hall and welcomes you to examine the Finnish winter and how animals and plants survive through winter. In the main exhibition, the photographs and videos of Finland’s foremost nature photographers take visitors through Finnish landscapes as well as underwater in all seasons. Over 80 Finnish nature destinations can be explored with touchscreens. The exhibition includes a large wooden Duck Egg, which serves as the setting for the Game Theory video installation by artist Osmo Rauhala. At Haltia, you will also find the Nature at Night (Yöretki) exhibition, Bear's Den (Karhunpesä) and an Open wilderness hut.
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Green Belt exhibition
The Green Belt exhibition introduces you to the network of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area’s nature destinations – i.e. the Green Belt – as well as the recreational possibilities offered by the same. The exhibition will also give you access to the natural environment of Nuuksio by means of a map service operating with a multi-touch screen. The surprisingly diverse nature of the most densely populated part of Finland invites you to be surprised!
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The alternating, variously-themed special exhibitions offer fresh perspectives into nature and culture.
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