Mesikkä Animal Museum

Parppeintie 4 C, 82900 Ilomantsi
Exhibition at Mesikkä Animal Museum
Exhibition at Mesikkä Animal Museum

The Mesikkä Animal Museum’s exhibition showcases the relationship between people and nature: the traditions, hunting and the special features of the local nature. The Mesikkä Animal Museum consists of Heimo Rautava’s animal collection for teaching purposes.The species in the exhibition are native to Ilomantsi area.

At the Mesikkä Animal Museum, one can see the most typical animal species of North Karelia and experience the amazing landscapes and the sensual ambient soundscape. The dioramas in the exhibition allow you to familiarise yourself with the swampy landscapes and dry boreal forest with its animals. In addition, at Mesikkä Animal Museum one can learn about folk beliefs, listen to the calls of cranes and be amazed by the size of a bear standing on its two legs.

The Mesikkä Animal Museum caters in particular to children, toddlers as well as school children of different ages. In the depths of a bear cave you can play with our numerous teddy bears and check out our bear books about fairytales and mythical worlds. The divercity of the Mesikkä exhibition supports the curriculum of different school subjects and visiting the exhibition provides new insights into school lessons.

The museum shop Parppeinpuoti, ticket office and the Travel information desk are located in the Mesikkä Animal Museum.

Entrance fee: Summer 10 € /8 € /0 €, Winter 8 € /6 € /0 €
Guidance 90 €/group or 110 €/group (inc. kantele music).

Extra fee outside opening hours 50 €.