State Darwin Museum, Moscow

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Learn about the riches of the natural world from prehistory to modern times at State Darwin Museum. With more than a century-long history, the museum celebrates the work of Charles Darwin by displaying and explaining the results of evolution on a multitude of species. See the recreated and taxidermied animals from around the world, visit the collection of living insects, or explore the interactive database of bird songs. The museum building is wheelchair-accessible and includes cafes and a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs. Taking photos and videos inside the museum is allowed, but you'll need to pay for a photography license in addition to the admission fee. To visit State Darwin Museum on your trip to Moscow, use our Moscow online trip planner .
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  • This place has always been considered one of the most interesting among museums. Today, in addition to the main exhibition, on the territory of the complex there is a planetarium, interactive attractions and exhibitions. We posetilm only the primary part where collected stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes from all over the world. The exposition presented in the form of installations, wildlife, you can consider in detail each of the beast-elephants, Tigers, Elks, wolves, hundreds of birds and rodents, dogs, foxes ... All you. A huge number of people (not exhibits, thankfully), but even this is not minus rooms are spacious and each showcase has access to. The most interesting instances, on the walls, there are pieces of fur and you can Pat the White bear or Badger) special attention-deep sea Hall, made in the form of a submarine, fantastic idea and realisation iljuminatorami right on the floor, periscope and giant walruses in the Center. Excursions are held for children with games, thematic tasks, the kids absolutely love it. In addition, for lovers of freebies-every third Sunday of the month the Museum entrance is at the expense of the Government of Moscow) Plus-Alesha and a bunch of cafes along the way) love animals!
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  • An adult doing there is of course absolutely nothing! Can hardly imagine that somebody interesting to look at the effigies of dead animals. Came with a child, such as how to develop and show the animal world. Child enjoyed the exhibition «know thyself-know peace-it is interactive, you can fold the square man, conduct virtual experiments, etc. on the remaining halls ran. Struck by the huge number of animals killed by foxes, pieces 20 probably question why? No longer will go and child will lead better than Zoo "uporotyj Fox"!
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  • From childhood is one of my favorite museums. Trying to keep up with the times! The presence of additional educational lectures for a fee. For visitors in wheelchairs an elevator. In the closet there is a changing table. On floors stand sofas, where you can sit down to relax, there is also a children's corners. The Museum halls more than filled with exhibits and information! It will be interesting to adults and children. There are dinosaurs. Will definitely come for a summer exhibition. Ticket offices are located in both buildings of the Museum, there are automatic ticket sales on the street. On the territory of the Museum there is a car park, but at weekends it is better to park on the next Street.
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  • Fantastic museum, we visit it every time we are in Moscow, our kids love it! It is huge (do not forget temporary exhibitions in the neighbouring building) so there will definitely be something interesting for everyone who loves nature. One drawback: I could wish for more texts translated into English!
  • Quite old fashioned museum - all exhibits (mostly stuffed animals) behind glass cases - small hands on/investigate room pay extra (did only visit one 'half' though... - good facilities; cloak rooms, toilets, cafes
  • Not at all what I was expecting from a State museum. It's certainly not the Natural History Museum of London, it's not comparable, not even close, as it should be, considering it's in the nation's capital and it carries Darwins' name, shame. The layout is completely confusing with many hidden extra costs and the staff are a long way from being true Docents or Curators. Where these people are is yet to be determined. It really only served as an escape from the cold outside. Another issue is there is little English text, what there is is random. In one part of the museum you need to put stupid plastic bags on your shoes. It was all a bit strange.
  • The place is fine but if you are bringing a kid there is only one exhibition that is made for kids 4-8. Other stuff is for older people. Imo.
  • A very informative and interesting museum telling us about the evolution of life on Earth. Should be particularly amusing for teenagers.
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