• Science museums

    Moscow is a center of science in Russia. Here are the best science museums with rich collections of artifacts and interactive exhibits where you can take part in the experiments and make an experiment by yourself. Guided tours in English are available at some museums. We chose the most interesting museums for foreign tourists. Read the article below to know the details.

    Moscow Planetarium

    If you want to know more about Moscow Planetarium, please check out this page.


    Experimentanium is a science and entertaining museum. Experimetarium was founded for the study of laws of nature and natural phenomena. You can get unique experience of participating in experiments and performances. Museum has 2300 square metres of exhibition space and more than 200 exhibit items that you can touch and learn. Tours with English-speaking guides are available. Duration of tour is about 1 hour, after tour visitors have free time to explore the museum.
    To plan your own tour please email at enjoy@experimentanium.ru.

    Address: Butyrskaya st., 46/2. The nearest metro stations are Dmitrovskaya and Savyolovskaya, 10 minute walk to museum.

    Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 09.30 am – 7pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 8pm.

    Monday-Friday: adult ticket – 450 roubles, children ticket – 350 roubles.
    Saturday-Sunday: adult ticket – 550 roubles, children ticket – 450 roubles.
    Tours in English — 4500 roubles.

    Experimentarium science museum in Moscow

    State Darwin Museum

    State Darwin Museum was established in 1907. Today it’s one of the biggest science museum in Moscow and Europe. There are several floors in museum with interesting exhibitions. Main exhibit tells about evolutionary history of life – from microevolution to macroevolution.

    Hands-on exhibition “Pass the path of evolution” takes place in museum. It will take you to the trip to the past and show you main steps of evolutions. See cyclorama of exhibition here.

    Also there is gallery of live insects in museum where you can see butterflies, spiders and other insect from five different continents.

    A lot of different temporary exhibitions take place in museum. Find details about them here.

    Address: Vavilova st, 57. The nearest metro station – Academicheskaya, 10-15 minutes walk.

    Opening hours: daily 10am to 6pm, except Monday and last Friday of every month. January 1st is also day-off.


    Main building Exhibition complex Both (main building and exhibition complex) Excursions in english Photography
    250 roubles 100 roubles 300 roubles Students up to 25 persons – 5500 roubles

    Adults up to 20 persons – 8500 roubles.

    Permit for amateur photography costs 100 roubles.

    Darwin State Museum in Moscow

    Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum in Moscow is one of the largest science museums in the world. It was founded in 1937. There are 6 main exhibition halls with a floor area of 5000 sq.m. Main exhibition is dedicated to evolution of organic life. Visitors will know about world of ancient and present-day plants and animals. See panorama of museum here.

    Address: Profsoyuznaya st, 123. The nearest – Kon’kovo. See how to get from Kon’kovo to the museum here.
    Opening hours:
    Monday-Tuesday – days off.
    Wednesday — Sunday — 11am – 3pm.
    Cash desk works untill 2.15pm.
    Adult – 250 roubles
    Children under 6 years old — free of charge.

    Natural history museum in Moscow