SAIMAARIUM is a functional nature and science centre where we transform knowledge into action by the means of environmental education and research to preserve our planet livable. We bring the success stories of Saimaa into the world map to encourage people to change the world. The historical site of the Lappeenranta Fortress at Satamatie 8 offers knowledge, experiences and insight into the unique nature of Saimaa.

Our exhibition showcases the diversity of the nature in Saimaa region. You get to know the Saimaa ringed seal, salmonid fishes and the success stories of aquatic conservation and to examine with microscope the features of water plants and aquatic animals. With our 360° virtual glasses you can travel in the amazing nature of Saimaa. You will also be acquainted with Halla-seal and wonder the lake fishes in the aquarium. Our exhibition explains how science can help our lake nature and to protect its treasures. Further, various contents about natural wonders and scientific innovations will be regularly highlighted in our upcoming department of changing exhibitions.

Nature photography evenings offer a fascinating journey to the miracles of our nature guided by our country’s leading nature photographers.

Science Tuesdays explain how scientific research tries to solve global environmental threats and to create a better living environment and wellbeing for humans and nature.  

Nature excursions for family or work team take you to a guided tour in the shores of lake Saimaa and you get to examine typical plants and animals and how they adapt to different seasons. By request we organize nature excursions in all seasons of the year to the location of your choice.

Water and climate protection excursions take you to build structures of underwater wood bundles by the product name of SaimaaCARBONsink. The structures work as biological water purification systems and increase the water nature’s biodiversity and at the same time they act as a sustainable carbon storage. You can also adopt SaimaaCARBONsink underwater wood bundles with your own name.

You can also organize children’s birthday parties, corporate events and meetings in our centre.

Opening hours 3.6.-31.8.2021 mon-tue & thu-sun at 10-17.
1.9.-31.12.2021 wed-sat at 11-18.
For groups on request.

Please follow our social media for the updates:

Visit our website: https://saimaarium.fi/en/home/

Saimaarium on Facebook and Instagram

Our Youtube channel 

Satamatie 8


Lake Saimaa, Purest Finland Regional Council of South Karelia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Rural 2020 The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas
The site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information, see our Privacy Statement.