Exciting cultural experiences – for everyone
Aurora is a space for joyful encounters, for both children and adults. We want to bring out bubbling laughter, mischievous glances and lots of funny moments for all our friends who visit us. Aurora is about actions, encounters, experiments – and people. Also permitted for adults.
We welcome you to experience Aurora’s unique atmosphere!
Espoo’s cultural venues closed until 10 January 2021
At its meeting on 11 December 2020, the coronavirus coordination group for the Helsinki metropolitan area decided on new recommendations and restrictions to curb the spread of the epidemic in the region. In accordance with this decision, Espoo’s cultural venues (Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Sello Hall, Espoo Cultural Centre, Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora and Kannusali) will be closed from 30 November to 10 January 2021. All public events have been cancelled until 10 January 2021. Basic education in the arts has been suspended. Libraries will provide limited services. The Tapiola Library, which is located within the Cultural Centre, can be accessed from the side of the Central Basin.
Cancelled events will be held at a later date, if possible. Each cultural venue will provide information on the cancelled and postponed events on their website, together with instructions on how to return pre-purchased tickets.
You can find the city’s coronavirus-related news and press releases at espoo.fi/coronavirus.
We wish you all strength during these exceptional times.
Sello Hall, Espoo Cultural Centre, Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora, Kannusali and City Events Espoo
General safety guidelines
- Please do not attend an event if you are ill or suspect that you might be ill.
- Use the hand sanitiser available in the facilities while inside the building.
- Cough correctly – into your sleeve or a disposable tissue, which you should immediately throw away.
- Maintain a safe distance from other customers and staff when queuing for the cloakroom, cafeteria, ticket desk or hall.
- As of Monday, 19 October 2020, we require that all over 15-year-olds wear a face mask on our premises and when attending our events.
- Every customer has an assigned seat in the hall.
- Follow the staff’s instructions regarding routes and directions, ask the staff for more information.
Other safety guidelines
- Facilities in use are cleaned in accordance with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s COVID-19 cleaning guidelines. Door handles and any contact surfaces in the facilities are wiped with disinfectant several times a day.
- We recommend using contactless payment.
- If you have any questions or wish to submit feedback about our safety measures during your visit, please contact our customer service department or other staff.
- Precaution for determining possible chains of infection: ticket purchasers’ information is collected in connection with the purchase of a ticket on the Lippupiste online store or in connection with pre-registration. At free events, we also collect contact information at the venue. This information will be destroyed 21 days after the event. If a person who attended the event is diagnosed with a coronavirus infection or suspected of it, the authorities must be able to track the persons who came into contact with them.
- Please check the current guidelines before arrival on Aurora’s website and on-site upon arrival.
Go on a Park Adventure!
The Park Adventure in the park Träskändan puisto is a walking route for children in grades 1–6 and families. Explore the mansion’s 19th-century garden and interesting history. Through various activities at the control points you can get to know the cultural environment, the architecture and the life of the gentry at the mansion. The Park Adventure has been designed by the City of Espoo and produced in cooperation with Children’s Cultural Centre Little Aurora, which is located in the mansion’s former school building. Adventure material (in Finnish).
Please note, the address of our parking area is in address Träskändanristi 4.
The Mannerheim League’s Family Cafe
At the Art House, Mondays at 10:00–12:00. Participation is free of charge, only pay a small fee for a cup of coffee. You can find information about the programme on the Family Cafe’s Facebook page.
The website for cultural education provides information for day care centres and schools.