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State Darwin Museum

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Vavilova St., 57, Moscow 117292, Russia
+7 499 132-10-47
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Interesting permanent exhibition centered in the evolution of the species. Quite old-fashioned. A... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
SG_hiker
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Bilbao, Spain
Evolution in Moscow

A natural History museum in Moscow with lots to see and based on Darwin's theory. Recently enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Malcolm P
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Moscow, Russia
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The State Darwin Museum was established in 1907 by A.F. Kots as educational museum at the Moscow Higher Women's Courses. It was the first museum of biological evolution in the world. Today the State Darwin Museum is: The largest museum of natural science that occupies 3 buildings with the total area more than 20 000 sq. m; Modern exposition illustrating different evolution processes (5 000 sq. m); Collections including about 400 000 exhibits; More than 50 exhibitions a year in exhibition halls with the total area about 1000 sq. m; More than 600 000 visitors a year; Organization of scientific conferences and seminars, ecological and family festivals; Extensive publishing and educational activities; Introduction of the latest museum technologies. At the "Intermuseum" festival in 2007 and in 2017 the Darwin Museum was recognized as the best museum of the year and was awarded the Grand Prix.
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Interesting permanent exhibition centered in the evolution of the species. Quite old-fashioned. A good place to take the kids.

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Татьяна К, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Darwin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We will glad to see you and your friends soon in our museum!

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

A natural History museum in Moscow with lots to see and based on Darwin's theory. Recently enjoyed a school visit where pupils took part in a Quest activity. Also worth a visit if not with school children.

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Татьяна К, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Darwin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The only disadvantage of the State Darwin Museum is its location - it's so far away from anything of interest and even from metro. Taxi is your best bet. But then it gets interesting even before you've entered the museum - there are statues of...More

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Татьяна К, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Darwin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for your feedback, we wiil be happy to see your family again!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great for grown-ups and kids of all ages. Educational and fun. Only 2 hours required to see all halls.

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Татьяна К, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at State Darwin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you! We will be happy to see you again!

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The museum offers a variety of options as every natural sciences museum. The animal section is very big and offers a huge selection of wild cats, wolfs, foxes, rabbits, etc. for toddlers and young children. There is a very well designed interactive exhibition about history...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

I highly recommend Moscow for all solo traveler that you are safe and nothing to worry, All tourist attraction is amazing and many restaurant bar anywhere you go :) Enjoy!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I finally got around to visiting the Darwin museum here in Moscow. Well worth it! The little one loved seeing all manner of animals up close. The layout and dioramas were well done. I suppose my only complaint is a minor one, and not one...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a salvation - especially in bad weather when hours at the playground are not an option. There are a range of exhibits and spaces, it makes a great day out (full half day of activity) for kids - even the very young. There...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

My 7 year olds loved strolling through Darwin Museum. The collection of stuffed animals was just amazing. Don't miss interactive center. Skip the movie if don't have time, was not impressed with the quality, and skip the germs of multi-use dirty glasses they provide.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The museum is very nicely done with many interactive corners. Visitors may learn or refresh many useful information and/ or just enjoy the exhibitions. You´ll find there many many animals of all species; you can touch the tooth of Tyrannosaurus Rex and a mammoth! A...More

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