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Five Space Exploration Places in Moscow

Russia was always proud of its record of achievements in the field of Space Exploration. USSR was the first country who sent a human to space and Earth orbit; the first animal and the first woman in space are also gains of Soviet scientists and developers. Exploration of space is still one of the most important aims of Russian Federation.


Astronomers garden in Sokolniki park

Astronomers garden is a beautiful place to stroll around while you are in Sokolniki park. It is a square made in a style of the Solar System with the planets models. What makes it special, is the realistic design of the planets and the illumination of each planet. Don’t miss this place to make some unusual photographs!


Museum of Cosmonautics

This museum is located near VDNKh metro station on the first floor of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. The exposition of the museum contains geniuine items of space hardware, cosmonauts' personal kits and interactives; for instance, cosmonaut exercisers and the Space Station miniature interactive model.

You can read more on the page: Museum of Cosmonautics


Cosmos pavillion on VDNKh

Cosmos pavillion, opened in 2018, is a giant exhibition dedicated to Cosmos exploration and aviation development in Russia. The museum consists of three sectors and its interactive exhibitions and more than 120 examples of space and aviation vehicles will tell you about Russian explorers’ achievements of the past and the future plans and current researches on the field of Cosmos exploration and space hardware development.

You can read more on the page: Cosmos pavillion on VDNKh


Star City

Star City is an urban-type settlement, located in 25 km from Moscow. It is mostly inhabited by cosmonauts, space scientists and their families. The tourists visit Star City for its Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center to participate in excursions and interactive programs for adults and children.

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Moscow Planetarium

Moscow Planetarium is not only about films and lectures about space researches. It also has an interactive museum called Lunarium with showpieces telling about different phenomena like black holes or vacuum.

You can read more on the page: Moscow Planetarium

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