Museum of Zoology

Museum of Zoology information

St Petersburg , Russia
Universitetskaya nab 1
Getting there
Metro: Admiralteyskaya
More information
adult/student R200/70, Thu free
Opening hours
11am-6pm Wed-Mon
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One of the biggest and best of its kind in the world, the Museum of Zoology was founded in 1832 and has some amazing exhibits, including a vast blue whale skeleton that greets you in the first hall. The highlight is unquestionably the 44,000-year-old woolly mammoth thawed out of the Siberian ice in 1902, although there are a further three mammoths, including a baby one – all incredible finds.

On top of the extraordinarily comprehensive collection of beasts from around the globe, upstairs you’ll also find thousands of categorised insects, as well as a live insect zoo (adult/student R100/50), a favourite with kids.