Natural Science Museums

 

THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY KUNSTKAMERA (The Chamber of Curiosities)


The collection stems from the exhibits of the first Russian museum - Kunstkamera, founded by Peter 1st.  Over 1 million articles relating to the lifestyles of the different people of the world. Many of the types of items on display can only be seen at this museum

Open: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on MON and the last THU of every month. 3, Universitetskaya Emb.

THE ETHNOGRAPHY MUSEUM OF RUSSIA


This museum was originally established in 1901 as the ethnography department of the Russian Museum and was later opened in 1923. 
The main collection (over 260 thousand items and 140 thousand photographs) holds items related to the culture life of the citizens of the of the former USSR states, as well as  modern folk art.

Open: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. TUE till 4. Closed on Monday
4, Inzhenernaya Srt. 

THE MUSEUM OF THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC

This museum, the largest museum of the Arctic and Antarctic in Europe and the only one in Russia, holds a permanent display, which describes the history of the discovery and exploration of these frozen lands. It goes without saying that children are particularly interested in the tent used by Papanin (the well-known scientist and explorer of the North), and a genuine SH-2 seaplane which took part in expeditions across the ice. Children will also linger at sailing boats and modern ships, whose life size counterparts have travelled right up to the Antarctic ice barrier.  There is also a video room at the museum which shows films on the history of the conquest of the North and South Poles, famous polar explorers, and the animals and birds which inhabit the areas.
Open: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
24-A, Marata Str.

THE ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM


One of the largest zoological museums in the world. The scientific collection of the museum numbers 17 million species,
500,000 of which are on display.

Open: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Friday. 1, Universitetskaya Emb.

 

 Name  Profile  Address  Open
BOTANICAL GARDEN


 
One of the oldest Russian botanical gardens, founded by the order of Peter the Great in 1713. Its territory covers 23 ha with 10 ha of conservatories. The collection numbers over 12,000 species of plants, among them is one of the largest  collections of  tropical and subtropical plants  in the world. 2, Professora Popova Str. Conservatories are open: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Closed: on FRI.
MUSEUM OF V.L.KOMAROV BOTANICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES This museum is the oldest scientific department of the Botanical Institute, founded in 1823. It's unique collection contains over 120,000 specimens of wood, fruit, seeds, and various products made from plants. 2, Professora Popova Str. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on WED, SAT, SUN.
THE MUSEUM OF M.V. LOMONOSOV
 


 

 

The museum was established in 1947 and later opened in 1949 in the building of Kuntskamera. The museum houses the exhibition "Lomonosov and Russian Astronomy of the 18th Century".  The decor   of the conference hall of the Academy of Science of the 18th century was recently reconstructed. 3, Universitetskaya Emb. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on THU.