Things to Do and See in Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Exhibitions in Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Permanent Koli Heritage Exhibition
The Koli Heritage Exhibition (subject to a charge) explores Koli's geological features, natural environment and culture in a variety of ways, including the traditions of slash-and-burn agriculture, the history of tourism in Koli, and the area's geological features. There, you will learn how Koli became Koli.
Temporary exhibitions are free of charge. Temporary exhibitions are presented in the open lobby of the second floor and meeting room Kaski (walk through shop). The is also a small exhibition space near the Lynx cave on the first floor.
There is a lift access to the upper floor. Upper floor’s temporary exhibitions are organized together with Koli Cultural Society (kolinkulttuuriseura.fi). Exhibition open call for 2023 has ended. Exhibition open call for 2024 is opened at the end of 2022. Information and questions about the exhibitions can be asked from the Koli Cultural Society.
Johanna Lonka 1.7.–31.7.2023, Upper Lobby
Finland's nature photographs of the year 2022, 13.7. - 22.10.2023, Meeteing Room Kaski
Upcoming Temporary Exhibitions
Guided Tours for Groups
Guided tours are available for groups at the permanent exhibition and on nature trails. Advance bookings are required for guided tours. Guided tours are subject to a charge. In order to book a guided tour for your group, please contact the Nature Centre.
Auditorium and Films
The well-equipped auditorium on the second floor of the Nature Centre seats 200 people and can be hired for conferences and seminars. Reservations for the Auditorium: ukko(at)metsa.fi.
Multivision and slideshow presentations about Koli's natural landscape are on display in the auditorium when it is not booked for conferences. Entry to the 20-minute presentations is included in the entrance fee. The presentations are changed every few months.
The reference library presents the wilderness, culture and history of Koli, free of charge.
Nature Centre Courtyard 'Yläpiha'
Several trails start off from the courtyard of the Koli Nature Centre Ukko, known as 'Yläpiha'. One of the trails leads to the Ukko-Koli lookout point. Chairlift and scenic lift access to the shore of Lake Pielinen. A campfire site is located close to the courtyard.