This page outlines the big choice of vacation and entertainment spots in St. Petersburg for families travelling with kids. These are museums, theatres, theme parks and other attractions which are interesting both to children and their parents. All our customers are assisted with choosing the best kids-friendly attractions and are helped with tickets reservation.
Parks, attractions, aquaparks
Park "Divo-Ostrov" is located in a green belt near to coast of gulf of Finland in the territory of Primorskiy Park Pobedy. Here you will find attractions for any age and taste: from seesaws and children's small loco "Chukh-chukh" to extreme entertainments. You can take pleasure in beauty of surrounding landscape from the Big wheel in height of 26.5 m.
In avenues of Park Pobedy you can roller-skate, to feed ducks and swans in pond, to go boating and paddle boating and to have tasty dinner at German restaurant on the bank of gulf of Finland - «Charles and Friedrich» (they have children's menu also). At restaurant «Russkaya rybalka» you can catch trout yourself and the head cook will cook it for you.
Attractions are opened from May till September, week-days - from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., weekends and holidays - from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Cost of tickets for different attractions - from 40 to 300 roubles.
Address: Krestovskiy ostrov m., park – across the road from metro.
Official web-site: http://www.divo-ostrov.ru/
Addresses of restaurants “Carl and Friedrich “and “Russian rybalka”: “Krestovskiy ostrov” m., Yuzhnaya doroga, 15.
Working hours: Sunday- Thursday: 12.00 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday – Saturday - 12.00 a.m. to the last customer.
Tel.: 8(812) 320-79-78, web-site: http://www.k-f.ru/
The Central Recreation Park (TsPKiO named after Kirov ) on Elagin ostrov. There are the festivals, children's concerts and cosplays with clowns on open-air stage in park. Hire of rollers, skateboards, bicycles. Modern game complexes are intended for children aged 3 -14 years. In children's cafe "Raduga" you can find the homely atmosphere and the special menu for small "gourmets" and sweet teeth.
The address: (Elagin Ostrov m.) 4/B Elagin Ostrov
Tel.: 430-29-81 http://www.elaginpark.spb.ru/
In Aleksandrovskiy Park ( Gorkovskaya metro) is The Leningradskiy Zoo with rich collection of animals and birds and“Exotarrium” with small exotic animals collection - from lizards to desert foxes. There are regular horse representations and children's club for pony trekking.
Near to the Zoo there are «Attractions Alisa» which is intended for preschool children and primary school-aged children.
The zoo is opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m., Exotarrium runs from 11:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m., cash desks are closed one hour earlier. The entrance is free for kids under 4 years of age, the price of children's ticket (aged 14 to 18 years ) - 30 rbl., for schoolchildren - 50 rbl., student tickets - 100 rbl., for adults - 250 rbl.
Address:1 Aleksandrovskiy park, "Sportivnaya" m., "Gorkovskaya" m.
Tel.: +7(812) 232-8260, fax +7(812) 232-8250
Aquapark «Waterville» on Vasilevskiy Ostrov and «Rodeo Drive» on Cultury pr. offer a lot of water entertainments, pools, hills and fountains for children and adults.
“Waterville “ runs from 11:00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
On weekdays children tickets - from 430 rbl., weekend - from 630 rbl.
Address: Vasilevskiy ostrov, 14 Korablestroiteley Street
You can get the information about prices for tickets, rules of visiting and actions by phone 324-47-00. http://www.waterville.ru
«Rodeo Drive» is opened on weekdays from 10:00 to 11.00 p.m., weekend - from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m.
Children tickets on weekdays - from 420 rbl., weekend - from 480 rbl.
Address: 1 Cultury pr., “Rodeo Drive” TRK
Information telephone: 380-82-82.
The Delphinarium gives a chance of the communication with sea animals: dolphins, walruses, fur seals and white whales. Cheerful representation lasts for one hour, it is spent from Wednesday to Sunday.
Tickets cost: depending on a place - 60 150 rbl. for children and 80-200 rbl.for adults.
Address: “Krestovskiy ostrov” m., 19 Konstantinovsky pr. Pool "Spartak"
Information telephone (delphinarium cash desk) 235-46-31, 380-95-45
Official site www.dolphinarium.ru
The Petersburg Oceanarium - the first in Russia – is situated in shopping centre "Neptune"’s territory. The Oceanarium collection contains up to 4.5 thousand fish specimen: from Russian freshwater to sea deep-water and exotic ones. You can see even the real sharks here. Opening hours: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.
Entrance children ticket - 80-350 rbl., adults - 350-550 rbl., (depending on visiting time).
Address: shopping centre "Neptune" on 86 Marata street (“Pushkinskaya” m.)
More details here www.planeta-neptun.ru/ocean
Aged from 5 to 8 years
In An Interactive Museum of an Entertaining Science «LabirintUm» you can take children from 2 years old but adults will not be bored here as well. Edicts of nature and mechanisms of its action are presented in very fascinating form. For example you can even lose the way in mirror labyrinth in area only 5 on 6 sq. metres!
Open hours: daily from 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. no dinner-hour, seven days a week. The museum cash desk runs to 06:00 p.m. Booking of excursions - daily from 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m., no dinner-hour, seven days a week.
Entrance ticket - from 200 rbl.
Address: 9À Lev Tolstoi Street , “Petrogradskaya” m.. "Tolstoy Skver" MFC (6 floor on lift).
The Museum «Mir Vody» visually illustrates value of water in the world and human life. This museum is located in water tower and in building of the former tank and is equipped with modern hydrologic equipment for display.
Free visiting for preschoolers, cost of tickets for schoolchildren at independent survey - 50 rbl., for adults - 150 rbl., cost of tickets with excursion - from 100 rbl.
Open hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Address: “Chernyshevskaya” m., 56 Shpalernaya street
Museum web-site: www.vodokanal-museum.ru
The Botanic Garden is park-tree nursery with two hundred year's history. Here is collected more than eighty thousand specimen and thirteen thousand specimen of plants all over world.
Greenhouses are opened daily (except Friday) from 11:00 to 04:00 p.m., park runs from May, 15th till September, 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Information telephone: 234-17-64.
Address: 2 Professora Popova Street (“Petrogradskaya” m.)
The Museum of Tropical Butterflies will be pleasant both the small and grownups: wonderful butterflies flit freely and even settle on visitors. You can observe process butterfly emerging from cocoon.
Open hours: from 11:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m., daily, except Monday.
Cost of tickets: Tuesday-Friday - 200 rbl. (children's - 100 rbl.), days-off and holidays: - for adults - 300 rbl. and for children.- 150 rbl.
Address: 17 Ropshinskaya street ,”Chkalovskaya” m., Tel.: 235-09-77
Aged from 9 to 12 years
Kunstkamera (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography) stores a collection of "miracles" which was collected by Peter I during times of “The Grand Embassy”. It is both the exhibits representing culture and life of different nations of the world and anatomic section with collection of recognised uglinesses.
The museum runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Mondays and last Tuesday of each month.
Entrance ticket: adults - 200 rbl., children’s - 50 rbl.
Sightseeing: from 4500 rb. for adult group, from 1300 rbl. for children group.
Sightseeing in foreign language: 5500 rbl. for for adult group, 2300 rbl. for children group.
Address: 3 Universitetskaya emb.
Passway: trolley buses 1, 7, 10,11; buses 7, 10, 24,191 (from "Nevskiy Prospekt" m.)
The unique exhibition «Body of Human Being» represents collection of anatomic exhibits of the real human bodies. The Exhibition «Body of human being» is opened in “Tolstoy skver» MFK (Petrogradskaya m.) till the end of June, 2011.
Details are here www.telocheloveka.ru
The Railway Museum at The Varshavskiy Railway Station is a former station in which are collected more than 50 units of railway technics: steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, cars, platforms and even an artillery-type weapon.
Open hours from March till September: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Closed Monday, Tuesday, from October till February: 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Cost of tickets for citizens of the Russian Federation: adults - 60 rbl.; schoolchildren, students, pensioners - 40 rbl.
Tickets for foreign citizens: 150 rbl. and 80 rbl. accordingly.
Address: “Baltiyskaya” m. or “Frunzenskaya” m., 118 nab. Obvodnogo kanala
To fans of steam locomotives: http://www.parovoziky.ru/
Popov Central Museum of Communications is near to the Isakievskaya area, it is devoted to history of development of communication in Russia.
The museum is opened from 10:30 to 6:00 p.m., Closed Sunday., Monday and last Thursday each month.
You can know cost of tickets and sightseeing on web-site http://www.rustelecom-museum.ru
Address: 4 Pochtamtsky per., "Nevskiy prospect" m., buses: ¹3, ¹22, ¹27, trolley buses: ¹5, ¹22
In MetroMuseum you can familiarize with the system of underground, tunnels, escalators, semaphores and even to feel yourself as the machinist of the real electric train. The museum is opened from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Address: "Primorskaya" m. or “Vasileostrovskaya” m., 29 Odoevskogo Street
Information telephone: 301-98-99 extension - 5354
The Military Historical Museum stores collection of unique samples of the weapon: small arms, cold steel arms, ammunition, banners, military form, awards and many other things. Near the entrance to museum there are different weapons and military equipment, the access is free so children can even get on it.
The museum is opened from 11.00 a.m. to 6 p.m., the cash desk is closed one hour earlier, Closed Monday, Tuesday.
Last Thursday of month - cleaning day
Adult ticket – from 100 rbl., tickets for schoolchildren - from 50 rbl.
Address: 7 Aleksandrovskiy park, tel.: 232-02-96
The Planetarium (Aleksandrovskiy park, 4) is opened daily in days of school vacation. Here is possible to look in the real telescope at the moon and other celestial bodies, to get aboard of spaceship, to look experiences from the experimental physics. There time exhibition «Planet of dinosaurs» passes now here.
In Submarine D-2 «Narodovolets» (10 Shkipersky protok, “Vasileostrovskya” m.) you can have a look at the system of combatant submarine, with arms and submarine crew’s living conditions of the period of the Second World War.
Open hours - from Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Aged from 13 to 15 years
The Cruiser "Aurora" is a travel to live history. It is situated on Petrovskaya nab. The museum is opened from 10.30 to 4:00 p.m., daily, except Monday and Friday.
Entrance fee for Russian citizen: - 80 rbl., schoolchildren and students - 30 rbl., foreign citizens - 200 rbl.
Address: 2 Petrogradskaya nab., “Gorkovskaya” m.
St. Petersburg Museum of History (The Nevskaya Curtain Wall of The Peter and Paul Fortress) is the complex consisting of the Peter and Paul Fortress, The Museum of St. Petersburg Printing, A. Blok Apartment Museum, Residence of Rumyantsev, Museum of Petersburg avant-guard, the Fortress Oreshek.
Entrance to territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress - from 06:00 to 9 p.m. daily.
Cost of tickets to the Peter and Paul Fortress (visiting of 5 expositions): for pupils - 170 rbl., for adults - 350 rbl..
Address: Zayachiy ostrov, “Gorkovskaya” m.
Sheremetevsky Palace - the Museum of Musical Instruments. 3000 exhibits of a museum include ancient and modern, professional and amateur musical instruments from the four corners of the earth. Here you can see violin of the legendary Stradivari, ancient harpsichords, harps and viols, even an ancient bone flute.
Open hours: from 12:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., except Monday, Tuesday and last Wednesday of month.
Cost of tickets for adults - 250 rbl., for children - 30 rbl.
Address: 34 nab. reki Fontanka, “Gostiniy dvor” m.
You can book excursion or concert by phone: 272-44-41 (dispatcher, cash desk), 272-38-98.
For all ages:
The Zoological Museum at Zoological Institute of The Russian Academy of Sciences brings to your attention colourful dioramas with modern and ancient animals in natural habitat. They organise excursions for different age: from «Animals in fairy tales» for preschool children to «Proofs of the theory of evolution» for senior pupils.
The museum is opened from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Tuesday, holidays.
During school vacation - daily
Ticket for adults - 200 rbl., pupils - 70 rbl.
Address: 1 Universitetskaya nab., “Nevskiy prospect” m., “Gostiny dvor”, “Sportivnaya” m., 328-01-12
Girls will open for themselves a lot of new and interesting in «The Museum of Dolls» where they can familiarise with history of toys and fantastic characters and even to learn secrets of manufacturing of designer's doll.
Ticket cost for children - 50 rbl., for schoochildren- 70 rbl., for adults - 150 rbl.
Open hours: form 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily
Address: Vasilevsky ostrov, 8 Kamskaya, tel.: 327-72-24
The annual festival «Children's days in Petersburg» will pass in 2011 in days of autumn vacation. Two weeks of festival will be devoted to games and employment for children and the teenagers, spent in museums of Petersburg. In these «Children's days» in one of museums you can receive free of charge game card of the traveller with which the visiting of museums will turn to fascinating and informative game. In card you can find the museums’ travel plan and tasks for young researchers. All interested persons 5 to 15 age bracket can take part in the program. You can find the game rules and recommendations in details here http://www.museum12345.ru/cat/523.
Theatres and circus
Such theatres as The Bolshoi Theatre of Dolls, interactive theatre of dolls «Brodyachaya Sobaka» and also Demmeni Puppet Theater play for the smallest theatre-goers.
In The Bolshoi Theatre of Dolls you can look the performances targeted both on children aged 2-3 years : «Kolobok», «Fairy Tale about Emelya», «Barmaley» and for family viewing with children of school age: «12 months», “The Small prince”, “Walks with Winnie-the-Pooh”, "the Nutcracker"etc.
Address: 10 Nekrasova Street, passway: from "Vladimirskaya" m. /"Dostoevskaya" m., any trolley bus or minibus taxi - along Vladimirskiy pr., further on Liteyny pr. to stop "Nekrasova Street".
You can know the time of performances and cost of tickets by ticket office phones: 273-66-72, 272 82 15
Official site: http://www.puppets.ru/
At Interactive Theatre of Dolls «Brodyachaya Sobaka» small spectators can take part in performance.
Ticket cost - 300 rbl., ticket cost for premier performance - 320 rbl.
Cost of exclusive performance-lesson - 500 rbl. You can reserve tickets by phone: 783-43-27 on Thursday and Friday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m..
Address: 59 Stachek pr. (entrance from Zenitchikov Street), “Avtovo” m.
In Demmeni Puppet Theater, the professional The Puppet Theatre first in Russia, hand puppet as if revive by means of sensitive fingers of remarkable actors. In some performances the alternation of short puppet events and clowns show keep children out of overtiring.
You can know the time of performances and cost of tickets by phone: 571-21-56
Address: 52 Nevskiy prospekt, “Nevskiy prospekt”/”Gostinyj dvor” m.
Well and Circus on Fontanka, of course! In summer 2011 there are performances at program «Circus on water».
Cost of tickets - from 300 to 2000 rbl, children under the age of 5 years - free.
Ticket offices (from 11:00 to 7 p.m. daily): 570-5390, 570-5411
Address: 3 Nab. reki Fontanka, “Nevskiy prospekt”/”Gostinyi dvor” m.
Theatre and circus tickets you can buy in city box-office which can be found in entrance halls of some metro stations and in the main central streets. As a rule the ticket price already includes the medical casualty insurance . You can refuse insurance additional service, in this case you should warn about that the seller so they subtracted the sum of the insurance from the ticket price. If you get the ticket in cash desk of the theatre you will get the price excluding insurance.
Today more and more families prefer individual trips to St.-Petersburg instead of accommodation in hotels and standard excursion programs, especially if they take small travellers to such trip. After all for children some things are very tiresome: to wait the checking into the hotel, then to spend few hours in bus or some pedestrian excursions in city which are interesting and informative only for adult tourists... Turns out it is much more convenient to choose rent of private apartment and recreational facilities in St.-Petersburg being conformed with interests of your family and age of children.
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