AOL Travel
Print

Zoology Museum of Moscow State University (Zoologicheskii Muzei MGU)

Zoology Museum of Moscow State University (Zoologicheskii Muzei MGU) - Moscow, Russian Federation
Zoology Museum of Moscow State University (Zoologicheskii Muzei MGU)
Bolshaia Nikitinskaia Ulitsa 6, Moscow, Russian Federation 125009 Map
+7 495 629 4150
Neighborhood: Inside the Boulevard Ring
Overview

This museum started as an office of the natural history department at the Imperial Moscow University in 1791. Almost every one of its artifacts was destroyed during the great 1812 Moscow fire, apart from some corals and mollusks. Between 1898-1901, a building in the center of Moscow was constructed specially for the museum. The museum has more than four and an half million individual artifacts, 3 million of which are insect samples. Others include mammals, birds, mollusks, and shells. The permanent exhibition presents more than 7,500 of these pieces. The more interesting exhibits are a complete skeleton of a stellar sea cow and a stuffed traveling pigeon, both of these species have been extinct for more than 200 years.

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with Zoology Museum of Moscow State University (Zoologicheskii Muzei MGU)?
Zoology Museum of Moscow State University (Zoologicheskii Muzei MGU) General Information
  • Type: Science & Technology, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Okhotny Ryad, Biblioteka Lenina, Arbatskya
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
ADVERTISEMENT