Moscow Zoo Tours

Moscow Zoo
Founded in 1864, the Moscow Zoo sits in the center of Moscow, a natural escape from the bustling city streets. When it opened, the zoo covered 10 acres and held fewer than 300 animals. Continuously expanded over the past century and a half, the zoo today is the largest in Russia, covering over 50 acres and featuring more than 6,000 animals. The entrance, shaped like a large rock castle, is conspicuous among the modern architecture on the surrounding streets.

In the old area of the zoo, visitors can find animals such as bears, large cats and elephants, as well as the popular dolphin aquarium and penguin pool. A footbridge crosses Bolshaya Gruzinskaya street and leads to the new area, which is home to the primate house, the children’s zoo and several cafes. Renovations to the zoo in the 1990s added features like waterfalls and streams to give it a more natural feeling.
With an emphasis on the children’s education and entertainment, the zoo is an ideal destination for families visiting Moscow.

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The Moscow Zoo is located near the corner of Krasnaya Presnya and Bolshaya Gruzinskaya. The entrance is across the street from the Barrikadnaya Metro station.
Address: 1, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street, Moscow 123242, Russia
Hours: Closed: Monday During Summer Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 8pm During Winter Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adults: 100 rubles (about $3.50) and Children under 18 and Students: Free
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Private Photography Tour in Moscow

Create the perfect keepsakes of your time in Moscow on this private 3-hour photo shoot tour. With a professional photographer, visit the city’s famous or lesser-known sights for picture-perfect shots. Pose by St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, or have your photos taken at leafy parks, monuments, and panoramic viewpoints — the chosen sights can be tailored around you. Afterward, receive a full set of finished photos, including 10 professionally edited shots, as mementos.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Moscow Zoo Admission ticket

Take a trip to the Moscow Zoo, one of the oldest in Europe, for a day of fun and learning. The zoo is home to over 8,000 animals from 1,000 species including over 100 species of fish displayed in a well-lit aquarium. Visitors can also particiapte in guided tours of the premises to learn about the zoo’s conservation efforts for endangered animals.
  • Duration: 20 to 180 minutes
  • Duration: 20 to 180 minutes
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