The museum is worth visiting to see the dynamic star map on the inner surface of the Planetarium’s dome - the largest in Europe - and the Solar System planets through a telescope. The exposition also includes historical astronomic instruments.
Opening times: daily from 10.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m., closed on Tuesday.
Ticket prices start from RUR 100.00.
Metro Barrikadnaya (line 7, purple.)
Museum of Cosmonautics
The museum presents the history of outer space exploration. See space launch vehicles, earth satellites, spacesuits, documents and artworks reflecting the Soviet Union’s pioneering role in the spacecraft engineering and research. Visitors are welcome onboard Buran-2 spacecraft - a Russian analogue of the Space Shuttle - at extra charge.
Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m., Thursday and Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.
Ticket price: RUR 250.
111 Prospekt Mira (under the soaring rocket monument.)
Metro VDNKH (line 6, orange.)
The museum’s collection dating back to 1775 includes about 10 million items of which 10,000 exhibits are publicly accessible. These cover the whole range of fauna from single-cell animals to anthropoid apes. The most impressive is an almost complete mammoth skeleton over three metres tall.
Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m., Thursday from 1.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Closed on Monday and the last Tuesday of each month.
Ticket price: RUR 200.00.
Metro Okhotny Ryad or Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (both line 1, red.)