Moscow Planetarium

1. Moscow Planetarium

  • 150-600 rubles
  • 2 hours
  • Moscow Planetarium, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
  • 37.583590

The recently reopened Moscow Planetarium was originally opened in 1929 as an education center for the Soviet Union’s first cosmonauts. Having been closed from 1994 until 2011, visitors to Moscow are lucky to be able to visit the newly renovated building. Read more…

Roerich Museum

2. Roerich Museum

  • Adults: 220 rubles. Children: 110 rubles
  • 2 hours
  • Malyy Znamenskiy pereulok, 3/5, Moscow, Russia, 119019
  • Tue-Sun: 11am-6pm

The Roerich Museum at the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow celebrates the life and accomplishments of Nicholas Roerich and his family. Roerich was a well-travelled artist and philosopher in the first half of the twentieth century. Read more…

New State Tretyakov Gallery

3. New State Tretyakov Gallery

  • Adults-360 RUB, Students-220 RUB
  • 2 hours
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, Moscow, Russia
  • Tues-Sun: 10am-7:30pm

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The Tretyakov Gallery’s second building, the Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val (also called Tretyakov Art of the 20th Century) is dedicated to Russian art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featured styles include avant-garde, Socialist Realism, and Soviet underground art. Read more…

Old State Tretyakov Gallery

4. Old State Tretyakov Gallery

  • 450 rubles for adults, 300 rubles for students
  • 2 hours
  • Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, Moscow, Russia
  • Thu-Fri: 10am-9pm. Tue-Wed, Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm

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Often referred to as the Old Tretyakov, the State Tretyakov Gallery houses around 100,000 works showing Russian fine art from the 10th-19th century. Religious iconography and secular art alike are displayed within the 62 room museum. Read more…

Moscow Zoo

5. Moscow Zoo

  • Adults: 300 rubles. Children: free
  • 3 hours
  • Moscow Zoo, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
  • Summer time: 10am-8pm Winter time: 10am-5pm

The Moscow Zoo now serves as one of the premiere zoos in the world and, despite major financial issues in the past, is an interesting and educational center. In all, the Zoo hosts about 5,000 animals of 750 species in its 21.5-hectacre layout. Read more…

All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh)

6. All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh)

  • Free entrance to park. Pavilions from 0-500 rubles
  • 2-3 hours
  • All-Russian Exhibition Center, prospekt Mira, Moscow, Russia
  • Main park open 9am-11pm. Pavilions Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm. Weekend: 10am-8pm

The All-Russian Exhibition Center (better known by its old name of VDNKh) is occasionally referred to as “Soviet Disneyland”. Now a decaying relic of the Soviet Union, the VDNKh grounds served as a monument to the glory of the USSR and an answer the the West’s World Fairs. Read more…

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

7. Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

  • 100-200 rubles
  • 2 hours
  • +7 (495) 645-05-20
  • Образовательный центр Музея «Гараж», Krimsky Val, Moscow, Russia
  • Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm; Fri-Sun: 11am-11pm

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The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture was the first project of the Charitable Foundation for Art Development and Support “Iris” founded in 2008 by Darya Zhukova (girlfriend of the mega-wealthy Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich). Read more…

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

8. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

  • For foreigners, 400 roubles for adults and 200 roubles for children, students and pensioners
  • 3-4 hours
  • The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, ulitsa Volkhonka, Moscow, Russia
  • Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-7pm

Considered the premiere art gallery in all of Russia, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts houses work by some of the most well-known artists in the world. Permanent exhibitions include the Ancient World, the Renaissance, and 19th to 20th Century Art. Read more…

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

9. Moscow Museum of Modern Art

  • 250 rubles for adults. 100 rubles for students. 2000 rubles for a foreign language guided tour
  • 2 hours
  • (+7 495) 694 2890
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Yermolayevskiy Lane, Moscow, Russia
  • Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun 12pm-8pm; Thur 1pm-9pm

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art was opened in December of 1999 and was the first statue museum in Russia that focuses on contemporary art (20th and 21st century). Read more…