Captain Futuro’s ship lands on WeeGee’s backyard, transforming the exhibition centre into a space station. The captain brings his cosmic friends with him from outer space to delight visitors of the festival with musical performances, workshops and art experiences. The festival premieres two shows: Sisidisko’s Disco Rocket performance, and Ventriloquist Sari Aalto’s Cosmic Show. We invite you to join the adventure and witness the miraculous worlds of the universe with us! Children’s Museum Festival is a joint project by all instances of Exhibition Centre WeeGee.
Main Stage: Saturday
Main Stage: Sunday
Children’s Museum Festival is hosted by Captain Futuro, arriving from a faraway planet. The Captain is accompanied by an interpreter, who will translate the intergalactic language to Finnish.
During the festival, WeeGee Space Station is filled with things to do! All art workshops are open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The mystery of the space station
The astronauts have lost the launch key to their spaceship. Can you solve the mystery of the key?
Greetings to space!
We welcome you to the command centre, where you can write your own message to space. What do you think is the best, most beautiful or most important thing in the world? Are you skilled in the galactic code language, drawing or word lists? Create your own message in the language of your choosing and attach it to the rocket!
Can you make it through the track without touching the obstacles? The laser track designed for small space adventurers calls on you for a balancing trip.
EMMA’s Aitio space is filled with mini planetariums, where you can crawl in and explore the wonders of the universe, experiencing everything from the starry sky to a meteor shower.
Let’s craft a telescope from recycled materials and wonder at the constellation.
Sky of stars
In the starry room, you can glow amidst the stars and wind down from the bustle of the festival. The star room is particularly well suited for smallest in the family.
Time travel to space and back
Museum of Horology
How can time be measured from the nearest star, what do you need a watch for when travelling to the moon, and what would a space watch be like? At the museum’s nonstop points, you can examine how time can be measured and why a watch is an important tool in space travel as well.
Travelling the cosmos
Espoo School of Art
Shuttle, rocket, space station – what will you travel with and where to? At the design workshop, you can create your own toy ship or robot sculpture from scrap material. The workshop is hosted by designer Laura Pokela and is suited for ages 4 and older children and adults.
Could we live in space?
Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth
We will design and build ecological houses, which will be turned into a communal eco-city of the future in a faraway galaxy.
The Space Odyssey seeks to honour the bearing capacity of the Earth in all operations. We want to ensure that the planet has a future.
Children’s Museum Festival is sponsored by Vahanen Group
The winter school holidays are the perfect time to visit EMMA, whether alone or with friends or family. A varied line-up of events is in store for every day of the week. Choose your favourite day or come every day.
EMMA Talks: In Conversation with Tacita Dean
Curator Ingrid Orman in conversation with artist Tacita Dean. The discussion covers the background of the exhibition and the themes of the artist’s work. The discussion is in English.