Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children ages 10 and up, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address:10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Moscow, Russia, 119017
Phone: 8 (499) 230-7788
Hours: Thursdays, Fridays: 10:00 am – 09:00 pm (ticket office and last admission until 08.00 pm);
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm (ticket office and last admission until 05.00 pm)
Getting There: The nearest metro stations are “Tretyakovskaya”, “Novokuznetskaya” and “Polyanka”
Admission: Adults – 450 RUB
Students – 300 RUB
Your family doesn’t need to be art enthusiasts to enjoy this world-class museum of Russian art. TheTretyakov Gallery contains more than 170,000 works by Russian artists from early religious paintings to modern pieces. The paintings, icons, sculptures and graphics span the entire history of Russian art. To get an even more informative experience, book a guided tour in advance. Museum guides deliver tours in English, French and German languages for 3600 rubles. An audio guide is another option. Discovery the gallery with multimedia players available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish for 360 rubles. Don’t leave the museum without checking out the souvenir shop located in the lobby. Here you will find books, postcards, framed reproductions, educational games for children and many other treasures. The gifts are also available in theirInternet shop.
Address: Building 11, 5th Kotelnicheskiy lane, Moscow 115172, Russia
Phone: +7 495 500-05-53
Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Getting There: metro taganskaya
Admission: Adults – 1,600 RUB
Students – 1,000 RUB
Over 200 feet below the ground in the center of Moscow is Bunker 42, one of the most top secret military objects of the USSR. This was the command-and-control facility built for the nuclear war which was possible with the United States. During the tour, visitors will pass through narrow secret passages, learn about the different types of USSR weapons, see long-distance connection equipment, and watch a Cold War film. The facility provides many interactive games, making the experience fun for adults and children. Everyone will have fun dressing up in Russian army gear and enjoy a simulated nuke launch with realistic rocket sounds.
Address: 26 Prospekt Mira, Moscow, Russia, 129090
Phone: +7(495) 680-58-80
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in winter (11:00 pm in June)
Website:http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/aptekarsky_ogorod (Official website in Russian:http://hortus.ru/)
Getting There: Prospekt Mira metro station
Admission: Adults – 100 RUB
Students – 50 RUB
Founded in 1706 byPeter the Great, Aptekarsky Ogorod is Russia’s oldest botanic garden. The garden was first used for medical plants cultivation at the northern suburb of Moscow behindSukharev Tower. In 1805 the garden was bought by the Moscow State University and turned into a botanical garden. Some trees in the park have reached 300 years old. A white willow is the oldest tree and is said to be planted by Peter the Great himself. The historic glasshouses (the oldest standing part dates back to 1891) hold tropical and subtropical plants, age-old palm trees and cyads. Note that the garden is closed for two-three weeks in April for the period of thaw and spring clean-up.