Ark nature centre

Nature experiences conveniently located in the middle of the city!

Arkki Nature House is a colourful and relaxed natural history museum in the heart of Pori. Arkki offers information about the nature of Satakunta and the Bothnian Sea, as well as a wide range of other environmental themes. The Arkki Nature House is a favourite destination for families with children.

The main exhibition “From the woods to the sea” presents local natural sites with their animals and plants. The exhibition includes Säppi Island with its mouflons, large carnivores, grey herons in the estuary and Paradise Grove as a beaver habitat. For children, the exhibition area includes a lighthouse, a bird tower and a bear’s nest. The butterfly room is open on request and allows visitors to see Finnish and tropical butterflies. In the outdoor area, the Jotuni rock garden introduces the special features of the rocky terrain of the region of Satakunta.

Pori Museum Services have been awarded the EcoCompass certificate in May 2024.

  • Closed on Mon

    Tue-Sun 11-17

    During the summer period 26.6.-31.7.2023 open also on Mondays 11-17.

  • 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.