The museum is located down town and i consider it among the "should see" destinations of the city. it has a wide variety of items on display and even real dinosaur skeletons which is a rare item to see even internationally. However the museum is left in its soviet-era condition with most of the embalmed animals having no or little maintenance during the last years and displays being old and unattended. Another annoying thing is that pictures were not allowed (even without flash) although but since nobody almost speaks English, i couldn't understand if this was applied to few rooms with sensitive items or in the entire premises..!!! In any case a good place to see but don't expect much.