Zoological Museum of Moscow State University

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Zoological Museum of Moscow State University

Zoological Museum of Moscow State University
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Zoological Museum of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov is the oldest and largest University Museum in Russia. Founded in 1791 as the Cabinet of natural history at the Moscow Imperial University. By the end of the 19th century the number of exhibits in its collections was so great that for their accommodation by the project of academician of architecture K. M. Bykov was built a special building on Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, striking in its beauty even the most sophisticated audience. Museum visitors will find an expansive exposition of the approximately 10 000 exhibits that illustrate the diversity of the living world of the planet: they are representatives of all groups of animals, from unicellular organisms to birds and mammals. Animals arranged in systematic order, type for type, the order after order, in accordance with the perceptions of their degree of kinship and on the course of evolution. Maintain the traditional order of arrangement of the exhibits in accordance with the natural system that lets you easily navigate to any section of the collection. Welcome guests to two of the largest exhibit located in the lobby of the Museum. Near the stairs leading to the halls of the second floor, mounted skeleton of a woolly mammoth, one of the few exhibits of the Zoological Museum, which formally can not be attributed to modern fauna. The skeleton of this authentic, one of the most complete skeletons of a mammoth, stored in the natural science museums in Russia. The right of the lobby on the way to the Lower hall of the Museum is a stuffed Indian elephant Molly, darling visitors of the Moscow zoo in the last century. The main variety of animals, from unicellular to reptiles is concentrated in the Lower hall on the first floor of the Museum. Here are exhibitions of insects, animals lower chordates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, invertebrates, as well as a display of the new part of the permanent Museum exhibition - exposition "Communities of hydrothermal vents". Above it is the Upper hall, he entirely reserved for an exhibition about the diversity of birds and mammals. Most of the exhibits is in accordance with the systematic position, but there are some biograpy where animals and birds presented in their natural habitat. Also on the second floor houses the Hall of comparative anatomy (so-called Bone hall), which exhibits are devoted to questions of evolutionary morphology of vertebrates, i.e. changes in their structure in the course of historical development. In the hallway of the second floor is the exhibition "Zoological Museum of history of Moscow University: collections and people", dedicated to the history of the Museum from its founding in 1791 to the present day. The lobby and halls of the Museum with hundreds of paintings and murals of famous painters of animals, artworks which complement and illustrate the group of natural objects in their natural habitat. Zoological Museum of the Moscow University has the status of a scientific and educational institution. In this intensive scientific work, leading experts examine various aspects of the diversity of modern animals. Experienced guides conduct tours and interactive sessions, designed for visitors of all ages. The Museum has a lecture hall, where our young guests and their parents prepared and served in a popular form important biological information, and are also unique popular scientific lectures designed for the widest audience. The Museum has a circle of young naturalists in which children get not only theoretical knowledge of Zoology, but also travel regularly to field practice. Even on weekends he worked as a Scientific terrarium with an extensive collection of live reptiles where you can hold in your hands living argama or feed the chameleon, and the lecturers of the terrarium presented in detail tell about the animals.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Garden Ring
How to get there
  • Aleksandrovsky Sad • 5 min walk
  • Biblioteka Imeni Lenina • 5 min walk
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mmoraa
Bangkok, Thailand14 contributions
Heaven for Science nerd
Sep 2018 • Couples
Don’t let bad review discourage you from going here. It is worth spending time if you are keen on animal in science way.

It has a very good collection. Many are endemic and rare or even endanger species.

Stuffed animal were very well posture. and it does give a better idea of how these life actually live in their environment.

Most of exhibits have scientific name on it. Google will help you understand them very well.

Written September 16, 2018
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kerrycat
Dublin, Ireland73 contributions
Nothing amazing but grand way to spend an hour
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is less like a museum and more like an old building where taxidermy took place. It was interesting to see. Nothing is in English here but Google translate worked well enough to at least know what some of the more obscure stuff was. I think kids would like this. But it's just a load of animals and reptiles in jars. In fairness it was 300rubles and I spent an hour there so it was value for money. And the staff were really lovely and friendly.
Written April 8, 2018
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,907 contributions
Still the same after twenty years
Jul 2014 • Couples
Been there in the summer with my husband and father-in-law as a kind of reminiscence of times, when they used to go there quite often, because my husband simply loved it. Unfortunately, they confirmed it stayed quite the same after 20 years which can be seen especially on exhibits in jars, they've lost all semblance of colour. The works of taxidermy are still quite interesting to see, but unfortunately the overall atmosphere is stuffy and tired.
Written January 20, 2015
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NatashaKalashnikova
Moscow, Russia154 contributions
Great taxidermy collection
May 2014 • Friends
This is one of my favourite museums, but unfortunately people from here don't find it interesting as it isn't modern. I normally bring here my foreign friends and they stay quite amazed with it. This museum has a great old fashioned sovietic spirit and contains good amount of taxidermy stuffed and formolized animals, bones etc. The collection is surely interesting for kids so for fans of taxidermy and history. Entrance is around 3 eu or smth. Unfortunately no translation from russian available, but I don't think I ever tried to read anything there. Worth seeing!
Written June 30, 2014
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L B
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Nice little natural history museum
Jun 2013 • Friends
A nice collection of fossils, bones, (well-made) taxidermy animals and stuff in jars. It's a big collection but it's jammed in close together. There is unfortunately usually no information other than the name of the species and no English translations. It's good for kids (that don't mind seeing a lot of dead animals) and fairly cheap, only 50 rubles for students. Definitely worth it if you're hitting up Moscow's many science museums.
Written July 3, 2013
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Zoological Museum of Moscow State University is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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