Baikal Limnological Museum, Listvyanka

(4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visited the Museum a large group, have been pleasantly surprised by an interesting story about the Lake, its history and its inhabitants. Tours are available in different languages, the Museum is well equipped. There is the opportunity to dive to the bottom of the Lake, look in the microscope on its inhabitants. The staff is in love with his nature and is willing to share its wealth of knowledge.
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  • The Museum and the truth is worth a visit, very actively recommend all local. 1. Price. Draft price, honestly. 260 rubles per person (310-If however the submarine) Hope that money goes in Institute for the conservation of Lake Baikal. 2. exposure. Clearly left from Soviet times. Posters, exhibits under glass, filled with stuffed birds and animals. Nearby stand multimedia screens-innovation. Diagrams. Several halls occupy aquariums with fish, rachkami and-cutest-with two of spotting freshwater seals. The seal is good. The bad news is that the Aquarium completely empty, nerpam is clearly very bored and very pathetic. Extraordinary joy-biology laboratory at the 2-nd floor, where you can sit with a microscope and study the fauna of Lake Baikal. 3. the Bathyscaphe. Money thrown away. For 15 minutes in a dark room with several screens and shows the bottom of Lake Baikal and its inhabitants. Children like adults hardly. 4. A lot of tourists in the halls of hubbub and ruckus stands, get ready. PS. All lovers of natural history museums (and the staff of such museums) highly recommend to see how it's done in a Museum in Toulouse is a very visually interesting and informative.
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  • Museum is pretty average. Has some interesting things to see but hardly any of it is written in English. The aquariums were interesting, especially the very cute Baikal seals however their tank was ve...  more »