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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. Plan to see State Darwin Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Moscow trip itinerary maker.
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  • I finally got around to visiting the Darwin museum here in Moscow. Well worth it! The little one loved seeing all manner of animals up close. The layout and dioramas were well done. I suppose my only ...  more »
  • This is a salvation - especially in bad weather when hours at the playground are not an option. There are a range of exhibits and spaces, it makes a great day out (full half day of activity) for kids ...  more »
  • My 7 year olds loved strolling through Darwin Museum. The collection of stuffed animals was just amazing. Don't miss interactive center. Skip the movie if don't have time, was not impressed with the q...  more »
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  • Its good idea to visit this museum with kids. It has a lot of interactive stands to play and educate.
  • Not many English labels. Too many stuffed animals for my liking.
  • One of biggest nature exhibits places in Moscow. Anything you want to see, touch and learn about animal world, entomology, also plants ( a little less on this though) - is here. Recommending to plan spending around 2 hrs min for main floor, and at least 1hr for additional seasonal exhibits in the wing area. Grab to eat before, since alas there are no really good cafes of food stops inside
  • Great museum for children to learn about evoultion.
  • Pretty nice collection alongside with a temporary exhibition. Sometimes personnel is rude.

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