Just two facts are enough to set apart the Yuri Kuklachev Cat Theatre. First, this is the world‘s only cat theatre. Second, Yuri Kuklachev’s original idea and its implementation seem next to impossible because cats are known to be untamable.
It is the Europe’s largest aquarium located far away from the seaside. It opened in 2015 in a specially constructed building on the territory of VDNKh. Over 11 thousand sea, river and lake inhabitants from all over the world live on its 12 thousand square meters.
Among the “children's” places in Moscow the S.V. Obraztsov Puppet Theatre is a must to visit. It is the largest puppet theatre in the world. Many of its performances have become benchmarks for spectators and professional puppeteers.
The Teatrium in Serpukhovka is one of the most visited children’s theatres in Moscow. It will take you 10 minutes by metro to get there from the city centre. The core of its repertoire is musicals and musical performances for children aged 6 and over, staged by its director Tereza Durova.
Ethnomir is an ethnographic park and museum 80 km from Moscow and a popular holiday destination for families with kids. The park’s original idea is to bring together cultures from around the world and present them in one site.
The earliest reliable data on the village located on this site dates back to the 15th century. The beauty of this protected green area can rival with that of the capital’s best parks. Moreover, Izmailovo offers perfect opportunities to relax and get engrossed into the history of Moscow.
The Moscow Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Located in the city centre, the zoo is a favourite place for families with children and a popular tourist attraction. The zoo is home to about 1,100 species, being second only to the Berlin Zoological Garden within the European territory.
The Planetarium opened in 2011 after a long reconstruction. It currently ranks among the most modern planetariums in the world. Apart from a huge main hall which uses state-of-the-art projection technology to demonstrate the celestial map of the sky and show impressive and informative films about stars.
Children’s cultural life has always been actively supported in Moscow. Powerful traditions, rich history, and lots of talented, truly dedicated people—these magical ingredients yield an unbelievably wide array of children’s theatres and circuses available for Moscow tourists.
Plunge into the atmosphere of summer in one of Moscow’s four water parks offering you a wide array of facilities for active recreation, including water slides, wave and swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas and bathhouses, massage rooms, cafes and restaurants and even night entertainments for the young.
The Great Moscow State Circus located at Vernadsky Avenue is the world’s biggest stationary circus and can seat up to 3,300 people. It was opened in 1970 and immediately gained fame owing to its unique building and performers who never use safety wire.
The Natalya Sats Moscow State Academic Children’s Musical Theatre is one of the best of its kind in Moscow. For over sixty years, it has been cultivating love of art among children and introducing them to the world of classical music, opera and ballet.
Volshebnaya Lampa, or The Magic Lamp, is a small and very cozy puppet theatre in the heart of Moscow not far from the Clean Ponds. Its founders received the State Prize of the Russian Federation for creating this theatre
Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, or Nikulin’s Circus, one of the most popular ones in Moscow, has been functioning uninterruptedly for over a century. Russian circus art traditions are cherished while being boldly combined with new expression means.
In Moscow, there are over 30 entertainment centres for kids, each focused on one of the three thematic areas, namely amusement, sport and learning. Sports parks feature rollerdromes, trampoline centres, water parks and carting.
Experimentanium Science Fun Museum, located in the north of Moscow near Sokol Metro Station, is a great place for adults and kids alike. It is a very unusual museum where visitors can and are encouraged to touch, pull, twist and move everything they want!