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“Tarbosaurs are awesome, all the rest... not so much”
Aug 30, 2017
“Major Dinosaur Collection”
The Orlov Paleontological Museum is a part of the Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. The museum exposition occupies five main halls. Connected by crossings, they form a closed sequence, which begins and ends by a tower with a...more
Pluses: It's a must see for any dinosaut fan. Highlight are:
* Several tarbosaurus skeletons (including juveniles and a few skulls). They aren't Sue but still very impressive
* Life-sized replica of Diplodocus Carnegii skeleton (the one sent by Carnegii to the Russian Emperor more...More
This is a world class collection of important paleontology findings. It contains many key individual items which are complete and unique. The displays of rare early terrapods are extensive and exciting, for example. The museum will laid out well, and is larger than you first...More
It was presumed as apart of a large zoological complex - Moscow Zoo was planned to move here. But Soviet Academy of Science has a sanatorium and spa nearby. And academics protested together with the locals.
The plan was scrapped, the sanatorium still exists, only...More
Nice place to visit with young children. Just about 1 hour tour and children are fascinated bated and not tired. Quite close to metro - about 10 min walk. Discounts for students. Exhibition starts from ancient sea inhabitants to the time when human appeared. If...More
The collection in this museum is fantastic. Unfortunately, typical of most russian museums, there are no english explanations. Therefore, i would recommend to download the app before hand. The explanations on the app is quite sufficient. Be blown away with the creatures that use to...More
Back in time is what you get when you visit this impressive collection. Parking can be tricky, there are no clear signs to the entrance and like most tourist destinations in Moscow no English information.
You can down load an app on your smart phone...More
If you are following the trip advisor list of places to vist moscow, this place really comes down low on the list. But if you love jurassic park, you will love this place, especially if you have kids.
We reached here via the Konokovo Metro...More
It's does features some dinosaur and stuff from paleontologic era.
But there's just no wow factor for me.
Full trip would take around 1 hour.
Wouldn't recommend tourist here unless you have a Russian Student card as that would give u huge discount.