Ark nature centre
Presents the Satakunta region, focusing on natural habitats of the Bothnian Sea and the river Kokemäenjoki.
The Museum of Natural History of Satakunta is located in the old Pori telephone company building. The permanent exhibition of the Ark Nature Centre presents the Satakunta region, focusing on natural habitats of the Bothnian Sea and the river Kokemäenjoki.
The species exhibited include for example the mouflons of the Säppi island, Finland’s large predators, grey herons of the delta and the Paradise herb-rich forest, which is a home to beavers. There is a lighthouse, bird watching tower and bear den for the youngest visitors. At the exhibition, you can also study the field observations of the Pori Ornithological Society members by using a touch screen. In addition to bird lovers, there is plenty to see for butterfly enthusiasts. A short film called Suistoyö (Night at the delta) can be watched in the meeting room.
The premises can also be rented for meetings and occasions. The museum shop of the Ark Nature Centre is open to visitors when the museum is open. After having visited the museum, for example a rabbit plushie to hug could be a nice souvenir.
Tuesday to Sunday 11-17.
Closed on Mondays.