The Orlov Paleontological Museum


The museum represents one of the biggest natural-science collections in Russia. It contains public exhibits representing almost every type of fossil organism. Its history goes back to the first public museum in our country – the “Kunstkammer” founded by Peter the Great in 1714. The museum is a part of Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Founded: 1937
Current building and exposition: 1972 - 1987
Architects: Y.P. Platonov, V.M. Kogan, V.P. Nagikh, L.A. Yakovenko
Artists: А.М. Belashov, V.A. Duvidov, M.P. Miturich-Khlebnikov, M.V. Shakhovskaya
Collection includes about five and a half thousand natural paleontological objects of 17-20 centuries
Location: Profsoyuznaya st., b. 123, 10 minutes from Teplyi Stan metro station
Working hours: open from Wed till Sun from 11:00-18:00
Last entry to exhibitions 17:15
Closed at Mon and Tue
Entrance fee: 400 rub. / 200 rub. (reduced)
Free English audio guide and paid excursions



Photo by Sasha Zaytseva