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Zoological Museum

Features Animals
Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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My favourite in St. Petersburg

Great museum I really like it Every time I come to Petersburg I visit the Zoological museum. It’s... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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One of a kind museum definitely worth the visit!

Went on a "field trip" with a school travel program. Expected to be disappointed, but experienced... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Lexie M
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Although the museum's current home is too small to display all 17 million species in the collection, more than half a million are on display in the form of skeletons, stuffed animals and other exhibits.
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Universitetskaya Nab, D. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
+7 812 328-01-12
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

They have an impressive collection but they lack signs in English and I they put too many specimens in too little space.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great museum I really like it Every time I come to Petersburg I visit the Zoological museum. It’s a little bit old and no English subscription available but it’s still fantastic. The ticket cost 250 P for adults and 150 for students. It takes roughly...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Nice collection of thousands of animal species presented in very unassuming and poorly maintained outdated and smallish museum. The baby mammoth is a star of the show. The museum gift shop features an eclectic collection of gifts loosely related to animal world.

Thank Roman N
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A large(!) selection of animals and fish from all over the world as well as a huge insect collection. Definately worth a trip if you have time. The only downside here are awful toilets and non-existing ventilation.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Good place for kids. A lots of animals, cheap 250 rubles. 1 hour is enough if you don’t read any description.

Thank Oracle2win
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Went on a "field trip" with a school travel program. Expected to be disappointed, but experienced the COMPLETE opposite. The collection of animals (albeit, the non-moving kind) is UNREAL. Though most signs are in Russian, like someone mentioned below, you can look species up by...More

Thank Lexie M
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I have visited this museum several times during many visits to St Petersburg over the last twenty years. It is definitley worth a visit. The exhibits are set out rather traditionally, which I personally like but there are so many exhibits you need to visit...More

Thank Glyn H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I can't believe this place houses a stuffed 44,000 year old mammoth, plus two baby mammoths. Absolutely worth the trip. A lot of the 'animals' have been here awhile and are showing wear and age, but this will not distract.. Good visit for a rainy...More

Thank kterhark
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

There is a great variety of embalmed animals which could be an issue for some people. Some of them are in need of some maintenance as well as some parts of the building. Like in most of Russian museums English texts are scarce.

Thank cdmnuy
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I was surprised how many objects there were in the museum. There are hundreds of different insects on the 2nd floor and all kinds of animals on the first

Thank Marina G
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23 January 2017|
Response from Derek O | Reviewed this property |
Open 11.00 am to 6.00 pm daily. Closed every Tuesday The website is easily found using google.