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Zoological Museum
« on: November 10, 2009, 11:31:48 PM »
Zoological Museum


Also called the Museum of theZoological Institue or Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences that was founded in 1832. The original exhibits came from the Kuntskamera museum.

Big collection of specimens by taxidermists. The highlight are some real mummified Mammoths on display that were preserved for 40,000 years in ice.

Many of the exhbits are old-fashioned, a bit dusty and simply displayed, but quite charming and a huge collection on display. They say 500,000 species are on display and the collection is over 17,000,000.

Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., losed Fridays and holidays.

Phone: 7 812) 3280112
Address: University Embankment 1
Directions: University Embankment, Vasilevsky Island, next to Kuntskamera

Website: http://www.zin.ru/mus_e.htm

 


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