A new exhibition looks at the relationship between birds and Finns (and other Fenno-Ugrian peoples) over the millennia, starting with the creation myth in the Finnish national epic Kalevala and ending with Angry Birds. This humorous and playful exhibition, built around an information pack on Finnish birds and objects from the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in St Petersburg, examines the bird as both a cultural and a biological creature. For those who wish to sing like a bird, there is a karaoke room with bird‑themed songs, and children can curl up in a soft bird's nest.
Museum Centre Vapriikki is open Tue-Sun 10—18. Closed on Mondays. Exceptions in 2012: Open at 10-16 5.1., 5.4., 21.6. and 5.12. Closed 1.1., 6.4., 9.4., 1.5., 22.-24.6., 6.12. and 22.-26.12. Free friday nights (at 15—18).
The museum shop and Valssi, the museum cafe and restaurant, are open to the public during the opening hours of the museum.
Tickets: - 8€ adults - 3€ for children (7-16 years), students - 6€ for pensioners, the unemployed and members of groups (more than 10 persons) - 18€ for family ticket (2 adults, 2-4 children) The prices include access to every Vapriikki’s exhibition.