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State Darwin Museum

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Address: Vavilova St., 57, Moscow 117292, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 499 783-22-53
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Interactive Center was great

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 highlight to pick up - short film presented in the main hall (three floors high)... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

I visited with my 7 year old daughter and we both had a great time... interactive museum with information about the earth, it's inhabitants and Darwin's theory about the evolution. Cave men and early species.. stuffed animals but nothing creepy :)

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Not the easiest of places to find, and could do with a facelift on the outside. But once inside the building, it had a wealth of very good exhibits.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Good collection of animals from all around the world. Good introduction to the Darwinş theory of evolution. Kids should love it.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Liked: great Collection of animals from around the world; good introduction to theory of evolution. Even the youngest chilldren will find interesting things to see. However: not so much information in English; the cafeteria was a bit disappointing

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Ufa, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Strange that ussr-style staff was more interested in forbidding photoshooting rather than trying to help to find way to next room. Some things have absolutely nothing to do with Darwin and evolution at all. But since there are really plenty of different things - you can find something interesting for you too.

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Thank d0ppe1ganger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you are interestet in evolution this museum is a must. I shows many interesting things about evolution. In the first room you can learn about the history of the museum. The next room shows animals that lives in many different enviroments, and what they develop, to live there. There is a big exibition about microevolution. This is the most... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

What a great place! This museum is organized as a place to explain various facets of evolutionary theory including but not limited to, sexual dimorphism, microevolution, and population genetics. There are many samples of various species. I am a professor of evolutionary psychology and wish I could take my students here to teach them about evolution in a tangible way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Huge halls filled with thousands of animals. Here you can walk for an hour or two with your children or just with your friends . There is a tower, which overlooks the city. The tower separate entrance. Ticket price - from 350 rubles

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