Visiting HALTIA. Finnish Nature Center

Hello everyone! Today´s post is about HALTIA, Finnish Nature Center. 
We visited it as part of our marketing course, and at the beginning I didn´t know what it would be, what in general it is and so on. Below are the pictures I made during the visit, but the description of this center I am still not really prepared to make by my own. That is why I am going to leave here the description of what kind of center it is, from the official web page of Haltia. (At the end of the page)

The 3 pictures from above represent one part of exhibition that is going to change each 6 months. This half of a year its topic is "WHAT INSPIRES THE FINNISH DESIGNERS, AND THEIR PERSONAL INSPIRATIONAL OBJECTS".

As You understood another part of the center represents the fauna of Finland.

This was something really new for all of us (above). This is like a digital map of Finland that helps you find  Natural Parks of the country, and than it shows you in which of the computers you may find the desired information.

The view from the second floor of the building.

Amazing "Prototype" of the parc and the activities that you can practise there. One more time I got amazed by how the little details are really important for finnish people.

Our group and our Marketing Teacher , Tarja.

I couldn´t keep myself from not hugging all the animal toys :D

Haltia is a new type of visitor centre, bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof and closer to the visitor through both the building’s facilities and its stunning exhibitions. Nature from all over Finland can be experienced in the Helsinki region!

The Haltia building was designed by the architect Rainer Mahlamäki, who was inspired by the tales of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The design enables man and nature to come together peacefully and harmoniously. 

The centre signals a new era in wood building, for it is the first public building in Finland built entirely of wood. The environment has been taken into account in Haltia’s facilities and activities alike through skilful design and the latest ecological solutions. Among other features, the building is heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth. 

In Haltia, you are surrounded by the spectacular views of Nuuksio and Lake Pitkäjärvi as well as excellent hiking grounds. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all of Finland.  

It took us 1 hour -  one way, but we liked it. We came to this country to see all about it, so wherever they take us - we go! :)