Children's Museum Festival
WeeGee Children’s Museum Festival was a great success once again
The traditional Children’s Museum Festival, organised in the WeeGee Exhibition Centre on 17–18 March 2018, broke visitor records yet again. The popular event was attended by more than 8,000 people over two days. This year’s theme for the Children’s Museum Festival was “Building party for the whole family”. The high-quality pedagogical programme opened new insights into construction in various ways. At the Children's Museum Festival, the children learn that the museum exists for their sake, too, and that they can have fun in there.
On stage, Gigglebug children’s disco and Pikku Papu Orchestra ensured that the visitors had lots of fun dancing. At the event, children could visit the house of Jill and Joy, build with the giant pedagogical Froebel blocks designed by Alexander Reichstein as well as hack toys. At the 60th anniversary party of the Lego block, approximately 100,000 Legos were used for building new items, and the sculptor Sakari Kannosto directed the construction of an entire disco village consisting of huts at Majadisko (Hut disco).
The event was organised by the WeeGee Exhibition Centre/Event and Cultural Services of the City of Espoo, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, KAMU Espoo City Museum, Finnish Museum of Horology and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä. Also participating in the event were the Espoo School of Art, Helinä Rautavaara Museum and the Finnish Association of Design Learning.
You can enjoy a retrospective of the festival on Facebook.
The festivities will take over WeeGee again in the spring of 2019. More information on the upcoming event will be available on this site at the beginning of the next year.