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Paleontologic Museum

#35 of 2,278 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Profsoyuznaya St., 123, Moscow 117647, Russia
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Phone Number: 74953394544
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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unclear local road signage and also from metro good experience, signage internally 100% russian mobile app for transalations advertised but no wifi to download it and advertised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2016
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Back in time is what you get when you visit this impressive collection. Parking can be tricky, there are no clear signs to the entrance and like most tourist destinations in Moscow no English information. You can down load an app on your smart phone that interacts with the displays. It's good but could be better for that reason alone.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

unclear local road signage and also from metro good experience, signage internally 100% russian mobile app for transalations advertised but no wifi to download it and advertised only at end of museum

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

If you are following the trip advisor list of places to vist moscow, this place really comes down low on the list. But if you love jurassic park, you will love this place, especially if you have kids. We reached here via the Konokovo Metro station and walked the way down here, but you could take a the bus if... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's does features some dinosaur and stuff from paleontologic era. But there's just no wow factor for me. Full trip would take around 1 hour. Wouldn't recommend tourist here unless you have a Russian Student card as that would give u huge discount. Plus it's hard to access here from the city centre. A Metro and around 10 minutes walk... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great place to visit, very big and complete collection, several floors full with various bones, describing history of evolution. May be not so interesting if you don't know anything about paleontology, because there are almost no big descriptions about the expo, only small names of the dinosaurs. Don't know whether there are official english guides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very nice as well as useful place to visit with children aged under 14. Huge paleontologic collection. Restored at nature size dinosaurs and much more. Good time to spend for all family. Take a couple hours for visiting current exposition. Have a fun!)

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Thank Давид К
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I like it! Very interesting museum, professional staff ! A lot of interesting things inside . Dinosaurs is a mystical animals

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Monumental dinosaur bones, beautifully decorated Grand staircase... but bad light, because of which many of the items are hard to see. Crowded in weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visited this museum one dreary morning in Moscow and loved it. Growing up I was a bit of a dinosaur nut, so I was keen to see this museum, and I wasn't disappointed. Not much english is spoken, and there is little (none?) english descriptions of the displays. Still, that didn't take away from the experience for me. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have a Ph.D in geology, so more than a passing professional interest in palaeontological and geological museums. This museum is outstanding - the best I have seen anywhere. It even beats the British Museum and American Museum of Natural History palaeontology displays. This large building is entirely devoted to palaeontology. The public area is divided into four major parts,... More 

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