Children's Museum Festival | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest museums in Finland.

Children's Museum Festival

17.03.2018 to 18.03.2018


Building party for the whole family

Festival atmosphere takes over WeeGee as the traditional Children’s Museum Festival is held on Sat–Sat 17–18 March at 11 am–5 pm. Prepare for a weekend full of construction at a building party for the whole family. Grab your gloves, put on your hard hat and party!

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See the whole programme.


Gigglebug children’s disco
Sat–Sun 1–1:20 pm & 3–3:20 pm
Dance together with the tiny and cheerful Gigglebug!

Pikku Papu Orchestra
Sat–Sun 2–2:30 pm & 3:30–4 pm
Play and sing along with the delightful Pikku Papu Orchestra!

Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm

Worksite peek fence
Take a look at a real-life building site through the peek fence located at the side of Skanska’s Franklin worksite. On your way to the building party, have a look at the big machinery operated at the Skanska worksite! In co-operation with Skanska Talonrakennus Oy/Skanska Kodit.

Building party photo wall
Lobby, 1st floor
Take pictures with building pals from Skanska. Share your photos with #lastenmuseofestarit and #skanska. In co-operation with Skanska Talonrakennus Oy/Skanska Kodit.

Tatu and Patu
Have your picture taken with the Tatu and Patu characters moving around the exhibition centre.

Jill and Joy’s house
Lobby, 1st floor
Feel free to play in Jill and Joy’s house! In co-operation with Kannustalo.

LEGO brick’s birthday party!
Wirkkala Cabinet, 1st floor
Join us in celebrating the most famous brick in the world! At the LEGO workshop, the table is set for LEGO, celebrating its 60th anniversary. Come and make your contribution at the non-stop building workshop.

Shadow casa
EMMA Paletti, 1st floor
A cave, castle or snow hut – what exciting item would you build using sugar lumps? Continue to play by means of shadow play. Take your construction blocks home together with a toffee recipe.

Froebel blocks
Cabinet, 1st floor
The giant, pedagogical Froebel blocks designed by artist Alexander Reichstein can be used by children of all ages for construction and play. The blocks are a part of the pedagogical activities of the Kindergarten Museum.

WeeGee’s Space Station
Studio Suuronen, 1st floor
Ask anything that comes to mind from our on-call special expert Markus Hotakainen.

Films and fairy tales
Building cinema, 1st floor
11:30 am: Gigglebug animation compilation
12:15 and 2:40 pm Tatu and Patu’s Mad Machines story time
1 pm: Jill and Joy film
3:15 pm The Lego Movie

Playing with slates
EMMA lounge, 2nd floor
Build your own vision of colourful slates and pieces or join in the work with others. Make figures, statues or even a giant labyrinth on the floor! Enabled by the Vahanen Group.

Hut disco
EMMA Aitio, 2nd floor
Build the hut of your dreams, organise a disco and invite all your friends! The huts will make up a small village that is reshaped again and again during the day. The activity is instructed by the sculptor Sakari Kannosto.

Toy hacking workshop
Sat–Sun 12–3 pm, LELU workshop, 2nd floor
Let’s practise electronic construction by hacking some toys! Come and build things with electronic components at the Art & Craft School Robotti. Toy hacking participants get to combine various parts with each other, making toys act funny.

Children’s Museum Festival – Building party for the whole family
Sat–Sun 17–18 March at 11 am–5 pm
WeeGee Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola
People under the age of 18 and over 70 free of charge!


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The festival is easily accessible by metro. Exhibition Centre WeeGee is within walking distance of Tapiola station.
The event is organised by: Exhibition Centre WeeGee/Espoo’s Event and Cultural Services, Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, Espoo City Museum KAMU, the Finnish Museum of Horology and Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä in co-operation with the Espoo School of Art, Helinä Rautavaara Museum and the Finnish Association of Design Learning.

In collaboration with: HKL, Kannustalo Oy, Lego, Skanska Talonrakennus Oy/Skanska Kodit, Vahanen Oy.



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