ZURAB TSERETELI’S ART GALLERY
A modern centre of arts is located in one of Moscow’s most beautiful centre of the classicism era, the Palace of Count Dolgorukov . The museum’s collection consists of hundreds works created by the famous painter and sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.
Inside the gigantic Zurab Tsereteli’s interactive sculpture “Kama Sutra Apple” one can not only sit for a while but to meditate while listening to music.
Address: Prechistenka St 19 Tue-Sun 12.00 -20.00 Fri 12.00- 22.00 Entrance fee is 300 rubles.
MULTIMEDIA ART MUSEUM
The new museum implements projects including media installations, media performances, video art, net.art. Its reconstructed building represents 7 floors of exhibition space, large halls with up-to-date lighting and minimalistic architecture.
Address: Ostozhenka St 16 Mon-Sun 12.00- 21.00
Entrance fee – 400 rubles
THE MUSEUM OF SUBWAY
This small, cozy museum maintains the spirit of the subway, while describing and illustrating some of its hidden secrets. As it is not well publicized, it is often empty. A true hidden gem! Operating hours: Mon – с 10.00 – 16.30; Tue -Thu – с 9.00 – 16.30; Fri – с 9.00 – 15.00;
The museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For individual visitors the entrance is free. Address “Sportivnaya” station
THE PALACE OF TSAR ALEKSEY MIKHAILOVICH
The modern-day craftmen managed to recreate the amazingly beautiful tsar’s wooden tower-like palace in Kolomenskoye (1668-1669). The wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich with 270 rooms decorated with paintings and carvings was built in 1667 without using any fasten materials, nails or hooks. It consisted of 26 buildings connected with each other by passages and halls.
In the 17th century the palace served as the main country seat of Russian monarch Aleksey Mikhailovich. The palace was turned into the museum where currently visitors can see the every day life of the Tsar’s family.
Address Andropova Avenue 29 Entrance fee is 400 rubles. Operating hours Tue-Sun- 10.00-18.00
The new oceanarium (aquarium) has finally been built in the vicinity of the VDNKh Complex! Some 8,000 species of marine and freshwater life from across the world live in the 4,600-square-mile aquarium zone.
Operating hours Mon-Sun 10 am – 10 pm. Address Prospect Mira 23 Entrance prices start at 600 rubles.
HISTORIC PARK “MY HISTORY”
Moscow’s Historic Park has Opened at VDNKh! The new complex is called “the Historic Park: Russia-My History”.
Its main constant exhibition encompasses a broad range of interactive installations and antiques.
Address Prospect Mira 119 Entrance prices start at 200 rubles. Operating hours 10 am – 9 pm. The park is closed on Mondays.
THE MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS
The Museum of Illusions could easily be called the ‘Museum for selfie-lovers.’ Great background scenes are provided, including a magic garden, city rooftops, a giant animal zoo, and so on. The city’s two illusion centers do not provide tours (check the link below); there are just cameras flashing all over the place. To maximize the time spent at the museum, and minimize the time wasted in the queue, it is best to arrive early and avoid visiting on weekends. One more tip: the lighting is very bright, so some figures could be overexposed on your photos. You may wish to use any available settings on your camera to prevent this.
Address VDNKh, Prospekt Mira, 119, Pavilion No. 55 Operating hours from 10:00 to 19:00 weekdays;from 10:00 to 20:00 weekends and holidays. Entrance fee is 350 rubles.
THE WORKER AND KOLKHOZ WOMAN EXHIBITION CENTRE
opened in September 2010 inside a new basement of the legendary sculpture by Vera Mukhina, ‘Worker and Kolkhoz Woman’. Today, the pavilion is part of the Manege Museum and Exhibition Association, carrying out a varied exhibition program spanning applied arts and socialist realism to contemporary projects and photography.
Operating hours Tue-Sun 12.00-21.00 Monday is a day off. Address Prospect Mira 123B Ticket prices: adults – 250 rubles.
THE MOSCOW PLANETARIUM
The Moscow Planetarium is the largest in Europe, though many citizens remember it being constantly closed for technical work. The newly reconstructed space complex consists of a theme park, entertainment complex with 4D cinema, theatre, 3d installation halls, theatre and concert hall, and an observation laboratory.
The center also provides its visitors with moon observation tours free of charge, as well as live performances and international art exhibitions. Address Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya 5 Entrance prices start at 450 rubles.
THE MOSCOW ART CENTRE
A new exhibition is open right under the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This art centre is not well-publicized yet, but its current exhibition may outshine the best galleries of Moscow. It presents the works of the greatest world known Russian painters such as Shishkin, Levitan, Vasnetsov and etc. In total, the exhibition includes about 300 pieces of art, many of them are on display for the first time!
The Moscow Art Centre is entered through the square of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Entrance fee for adults is 450 rubles. On Tuesdays the entrance is free! On Monday the museum is closed, Operating hours TUE-FRI 10 am – 5 pm. SAT-SUN 10 am – 6 pm. The exhibition is open until May 14!Address Volhonka St 15