Welcome to Amos Rex! This page is for children and those visiting the museum with a child. Read it, perhaps together, before your visit!

Meet Ou. Ou likes children, for they often understand it better than grown-ups. You see, it is sometimes difficult for Ou to control its feelings, not to mention energy.

At the museum

Welcome!

Now in particular, it’s a good idea to get tickets for the whole group in advance online.

Since the current exhibition can only accommodate a limited number of people at a time, we recommend booking tickets online in advance. Even though everyone under the age of 18 always gets into the museum free, babies and children still need their own tickets. With an online ticket, you can get in during the time indicated on the ticket, but if you show up without an online ticket, the queues at the ticket office may be veeery slow… 🐌

 

Arrival

When you have booked tickets online, please arrive at the museum from the Kamppi side, through the accessible entrance on Lasipalatsi Square. Tickets booked online are checked at this entrance and exchanged for the day’s admission sticker. Babies and children need their own tickets, too.

At the museum’s main entrance on Mannerheimintie, there is a queue to buy tickets on the spot. If you do not have online tickets, arrive at the museum through the main entrance, where the ticket office is. If there is a queue at the ticket office, it is worth checking to see if there are still tickets available online.

    For the current exhibition, it’s a good idea to get tickets in advance online. Even though everyone under the age of 18 always gets into the museum free, babies and children still need their own tickets.
Since the exhibition runs along narrow, winding paths, we recommend that you leave strollers outside while visiting the exhibition. There is space for a few prams behind the museum’s storage lockers and cloakroom. If you take a pram into the exhibition, all snacks and drinks, as well as large bags and other large objects, must be removed from it. The museum offers free lockers.
A childcare station is available next to the cloakroom.
You may breastfeed anywhere in the museum. However we recommend breastfeeding in the Frosterus collection hall or on the Studio Rex benches, as the main exhibition space may be crowded and noisy.
Ear protectors for children can also be borrowed at the cloakroom.

A museum’s main task is to care for the artworks so that they can be preserved intact forever. Museums also have rules, which must be obeyed so that everyone’s visit can be as pleasant as possible.

Important things to remember throughout your visit:

  • The artworks must not be touched, not even by a little tap of the finger, unless it is clearly stated otherwise. This is because they could be damaged, dirtied or corroded. Did you know that the natural grease on our fingertips can, for instance, leave a mark on a hard bronze sculpture that can never be cleaned off? Even if nothing at first can be perceived with the naked eye.
  • A good distance must be kept between yourself and the artworks, even if you would like to get a close look. Just think, even someone stumbling or sneezing could harm an artwork. It’s good to keep a distance to avoid any accidents.
  • Visitors must walk through the museum calmly. You can be excited, but must not run. That’s because if you ran, you could trip and fall, and thereby damage irreplaceable cultural treasures.
  • In Hans Op de Beeck’s The Quiet Parade, you may only walk along the paths through the park-like exhibition. Please stay on the paths – stepping on the exhibition’s artificial grass or stones is not allowed. You should hold small children by the hand while walking through the exhibition.
  • There are four sofas in The Quiet Parade exhibition that you may sit on. The sofas are separately marked, and their locations are indicated on the map of the exhibition brochure.
  • You certainly don’t need to be silent in the museum. Discuss the art, debate, share your opinions! But we ask that you take the other visitors into consideration, so that everyone has a pleasant museum visit.
  • Emotions are allowed in the museum. If you feel like laughing, laugh, and if you feel like crying, that’s OK too.

And finally:

You must obey any instructions given by the museum staff. They are really nice people, and there’s no need to be shy of them. You can ask the museum staff all kinds of things, they know the museum inside out. On hand are also special guides whose job is to discuss with you – about the art or something else entirely. You will recognize the museum staff by their lavender coloured jackets!

21 Sept 2022 – 26 Feb 2023
Hans Op de Beeck, The Horseman, 2020. Photo: Studio Hans Op de Beeck.

Hans Op de Beeck: The Quiet Parade
21 Sept 2022 – 26 Feb 2023

Hans Op de Beeck is a Belgian artist known for large installations and sculptures that depict moments and situations frozen in time. His current works are almost always in various shades of grey, but he also creates paintings, animations, texts, drawings, photographs, videos, opera and theatre – he’s versatile!

At Amos Rex, the artist has produced an exhibition called The Quiet Parade, which invites you to stop for a moment – a bit like the sculptures do – and think about the big questions of life (and maybe the small ones, too). Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels. His works have been widely exhibited around the world and are now being shown for the first time in Finland.

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Try the following activities in the exhibition:

The works in the exhibition are like moments and characters caught in time. But what if the sculptures came back to life? What would they do? Celebrate, chat or maybe try to escape from the museum? Let the works guide you. You can come up with your own story for them as you proceed through the exhibition.

Stop for a moment by one of the works, and close your eyes. The exhibition has a soundscape, but what else can you hear? The murmur of speech, the clatter of shoes, or perhaps silence? Breathe a few times calmly, and listen to your surroundings. When you open your eyes, focus on the first thing you see. What is it?

Ou, who lives in the museum, loves the animals in the exhibition. There are so many different kinds! How many can you find? If you like, you can tell the museum guide your answer. In return, they might share how many Ou has found.

Please note 👀

The Quiet Parade exhibition is arranged along narrow paths, and it’s important to stay on them at all times. You may not touch the works, but you can admire them in other ways. There are a few sofas in the exhibition where you can sit. These are marked separately.

Studio Rex

In the Quiet Parade exhibition, you’ll encounter an almost monochromatic, i.e. single-coloured world. What if your own everyday life would turn into just one shade, or if the colours didn’t behave in the way we’re used to?

At Studio Rex you get to explore how monochromatism can limit viewing art, but also whether it can create new possibilities.

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Ou's tour

Follow Ou on the kids own guided art tours.