Where else to goMoscow boasts of many modern interactive museums that you might explore on your own. Together with your child you can conduct scientific experiments in Experimentanium research museum, learn everything about robots at Robostation in VDNKH, watch the space show on the dome ceiling at the Moscow Planetarium, discover the underwater life in Moscow Oceonarium. You might also go for a swim in one of Moscow water parks, visit an attraction center or explore one of Moscow parks.
It is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. The park is very spacious so it might take a few hours to explore it. Here you can see elephants, gorillas, polar bears, Bengal tigers, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, dozens of species of birds. In summer time they do shows in the dolphinarium.
Opening hours: Daily, 10.00 – 18.00
Address: 1 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya street
Recently opened in VDNKH Moscow Oceonarium is a fantastic place to discover underwater life. It is home to about 8000 species of fish and animals from all over the world. In total, the complex has 80 aquariums with a total area of 12 thousand square meters.
Moskvarium also hosts whales and dolphins shows.
Opening hours: Daily 10:00 to 21:00
Address: 119, build 23 Prospekt Mira
If your kids are interested in science you may visit Experimentanium research museum.
The museum is very interactive and motivating. Your kids will be excited to explore a mirror labyrinth, paint with laser, launch a tornado, play on invisible strings of a harp and make water drip from the bottom up!
Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 09.30 – 19.00; Sat.-Sun. 10.00 – 20.00
Address: 80 build 11, Leningradsky prospect
Planetarium opens its visitors the wonderful world of the stars, scientific achievements and advanced technologies.
They play films about space on the dome ceiling at the Moscow Planetarium and after the show it’s worth stopping by the interactive exhibition at Lunarium museum. Here you can launch a hydrogen missile, ride a space bicycle across the Solar system or save the world from asteroids.
Opening Hours: The Planetarium is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm except for Tuesdays.
Address: 5, bld. 1, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Str.
'Living Beings' Interactive Museum.
This unique museum allows us to study the structure and capabilities of the human body as well as other living organisms in a fun and playful way. You are welcome to touch and sometimes even sniff 170 interactive exhibits of the museum.
You’ll discover such zones as "Measure yourself" , "Cardiovascular System", "Respiratory System", "Digestive System", "Evolution", "Perception" and many more.
Opening Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: 46/2 Butyrskaya Ulitsa.
Durov Animal Theatre
Founded by Vladimir Durov over a century ago the theatre has been a children’s favorite for generations. The large stage of the theatre features shows with elephants, hippopotamus, horses, chimpanzees, poodles, parrots, clowns. The small stage is an ideal place to go with very little kids aged 2-6 years. Here you can watch shorter performances with foxes, cats, ferrets, crows, ponies, horses, porcupines, bears and funny clowns. There is also a Museum and the famous Mouse Railway Show in which mice ride on a train made by Durov.
Address: 4 Durova Street