Once a part of the famous Kunstkamera, the Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences outgrew the confines of its former home, and since the 19th century has been located in what was once a warehouse on Vasilievsky Island. For lovers of all things natural, animal, and scientific - the Zoological Museum is a must-visit in St. Petersburg.
Explore the impressive collection
Recognized as one of the top ten largest natural history museums in the world, the Zoological Museum can only display a fraction of its astounding 17 million species in its collection. What the museum may lack in technology, it surely makes up for with an impressive collection ranging from fish, amphibians, and reptiles to birds, mammals, and invertebrates. Other worthy mentions are the incredible skeleton of a blue whale, measuring about 27 meters in length, as well as the woolly mammoth and its Ice Age companions. Take a journey through the past and explore the fascinating treasures of natural history.
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