Sep 25 2021


10:30 am - 11:00 am



Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles – Who is Moomintroll?

In books and comics written by the Finnish author Tove Jansson, and in many animations, plays, and even ballets based on them, the brisk and curious Moomintroll and his friends go on great adventures. How and why did Tove invent the character, and how did Moomintroll become the way we know him? Join Minna Honkasalo, who works at the world’s only Moomin Museum, as she tells the story of how Moomintroll was born via livestream.

Moomin Museum, located in Tampere, Finland, is an experiential art museum for art lovers and Moomin fans of all ages. The Moomin Museum is based on a unique collection of original Moomin art donated by writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914–2001) in 1986.

This event will take place on September 25 at 10:30 am (EST) and you are able to attend either virtually or in person. Please find RSVP details here:

In-person participation, please see ticket price information:

Recommended Ages 3-12
Duration: 30 minutes

Moomins, the beloved fairytale creatures living in Moominvalley and created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are the subject of a visiting exhibition at National Children’s Museum as of September. The exhibition, on loan from the world’s only Moomin Museum located in Tampere, Finland, showcases the universal values of the Moomins, such as equality, inclusion and respect for nature. The exhibition is brought to the United States by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.


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