Have fun with the whole family while exploring Estonia’s many exciting museums and theme parks. Here you can listen to the traditional songs of Kihnu islanders, travel back to the ice age, tour an old mining site and embark from a submarine. These and many other fun activities are all included in the list of some of the many must-see interactive museums and theme parks in Estonia.
Estonian National Museum (Tartu maakond, Tartu linn)
The largest museum in Estonia (nearly 6,000 m² of exhibition space) invites you to discover the everyday life of Estonians throughout history at the permanent exhibition ‘Encounters’ and to learn about the life of the Finno-Ugric peoples in the permanent exhibition ‘Echo of the Urals’. The museum experience is complemented by temporary exhibitions. There is a restaurant and a museum shop. The outdoor areas of the museum are perfect for resting and having a picnic. There is a romantic rotunda and a glass-roofed distillery on the shores of Lake Raadi. The Estonian National Museum offers workshops, educational programmes, and guided tours in 11 languages. The museum is a modern conference centre and venue for international events.
AHHAA Science Centre (Tartu maakond, Tartu linn)
Want to surprise yourself? The AHHAA Science Centre offers science, excitement, adventure, and fun for everyone. Our centre is an attractive learning environment in which you are bound to learn something new. The majority of our exhibits are 'hands-on', so you can try everything yourself, whether it be the planetarium, creating educational materials in the school laboratory, or the science theatre. You can even host your birthday party here.
Windtower Experience Centre (Hiiu maakond, Käina alevik)
QUIET ISLAND, GENUINE EXPERIENCE Just as Hiiumaa is very diverse with its beautiful nature and culture, the Windtower is a combination of a museum, a research centre, and a game world. You will experience something completely new while discovering this quiet island. ◊ What is the underwater world of Hiiumaa like? ◊ What does Breckland thyme smell like? ◊ What is the feeling of Hiiumaa and what is it like to control the weather? The heights of Hiiumaa can be conquered on the highest indoor climbing wall (20 m) in the Baltics. In the gift shop, you will find cute souvenirs that will always remind you of the Windtower. The lovely Café RUUDI is also located here.
Family-friendly Activity Centre Thule Koda in Kuressaare (Saare maakond, Kuressaare linn)
Thule offers protection from the winds! The expositions of the Alternative History Musesum of Thule Koda introduce the world-historical role of Saaremaa as the Ultima Thule. The mythical journey of the ancient Greek explorer Pytheas can be enjoyed through various expositions and games. The exhibits are humorous and somewhat self-ironic and their motto is ‘Don't believe everything that you see!’ The stylish and comfortable Thule Hall and private and cosy Kaali Hall in the THULE CINEMA offer a versatile programme for both young and old guests. The café serves light meals and drinks.
Narva Museum (Ida-Viru maakond, Narva)
Narva Museum today – it is the Narva Castle, the Northern Yard, and the Art Gallery. These are more than architectural monuments, as the castle and the gallery also have exhibition halls. The new exhibition of Narva castle opens in summer 2020 and talks about the history of Narva from the 13th century until the beginning of the 20th century. In 1991, the Art Gallery was opened. This allowed the museum to host Estonian and foreign art exhibitions in addition to displaying its own art collection. The Northern Yard is how Narva Museum interprets the district of artisans dating from the 17th century. Currently, there are four historical craft workshops for everyone who is interested. Narva Museum is exciting for the entire family!