Baikal Limnological Museum, Listvyanka

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Discover Siberian flora and fauna and learn more about the origin and history of the lake at Baikal Limnological Museum. The museum features 11 aquariums with 20 types of fish, as well as endemic species of mammals, such as by the Baikal seal. See the maps of the area, models of the lake bed, a collection of minerals, and samples of recent bottom sediments. You can watch a 20-minute film with shots made at the deepest point of the lake: 1,637 m (5,371 ft) below sea level. Indigenous trees, lianas, and other plants, including some medicinal herbs, grow in an arboretum next to the museum. Put Baikal Limnological Museum into our Listvyanka tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Gave us a good understanding of the ecology and history of Lake Baikal. Unfortunate for us that the area with microscopes to look at lake life was fully occupied by an organized group so we didn't get...  more »
  • Toured the museum, saw the seals, worth going in to see the history of the lake and the artifacts. There is a seismograph that indicates that there is activity all the time.  more »
  • We visited the museum with our five year old. We were all excited about the virtual submarine tour, liked the exhibits (even though they are in Russian only we were able to understand enough). To see ...  more »
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  • Though not all exhibitions and descriptions are in English, you still get a good value for money at 310rubles. There is an aquarium with 2 Baikal seals among other Baikal fishes. I liked the 15mins Baikal diving movie which is in English.
  • The museum itself looks nice, but if you don't speek and read russian, it is really hard to understand everything.
  • Nice museum, teaches you enough about the lake
  • Very interesting limnological museum.
  • Great museum shame not more information in English