Moscow, the largest city and capital of Russia, is known for having numerous child-friendly educational sites. The city is home to well-known Russian architecture, historical buildings, and multiple UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage Sites.
Russia’s capital is one of the most vibrant capitals in Europe. Its mix of history and modern flavours makes this 800-year-old city one of the world’s most popular tourist capital. Countless families fly in from different parts of the globe each year, making Moscow a thriving hotspot for kid-friendly attractions that are both fun and educational.
We made a list of the top places nannies and their charges should go to Moscow. The list includes historical places and education sites that aim to enrich any child's learning experience.
Red Square and the Kremlin
The Red Square and the Kremlin are part of Moscow’s most visited attractions. The site holds significant events in Russian history, starting from the 13th century. The Kremlin was once home to the tsar family and is now the official residence of the Russian president.
The square where traders used to sell their wares is now surrounded by the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum. To get to the massive complex, take the famous Moscow Subway System, and get off the Borovitskaya and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina station.
Visit the website here.
Museum of Cosmonautics
If your children are interested and fascinated by space travel, this is a must in your Moscow travel getaway. The museum exhibits over 85,000 items, including space food, space suits, lunar landings, and satellites. Visitors can also walk through a spaceship and explore a life-size model of the MIR space station.
The Museum of Cosmonautics is uniquely located in the basement of the Conquerors of Space Monument, which serves as a memento for the Soviet people’s space exploration achievements.
The museum offers English-language tours. It also has a Cinema Hall that shows subtitled short films about the history of space exploration.
Visit their website here.
Gorky Park is named after the Nobel Prize nominee Maxim Gorky. The park, which covers 120 hectares, features ponds and green spaces and an amusement park. Since the year 2011, the park has been setting the standards so high for its competitors. Russia’s first-world class park has its ideal space for recreation, sports, dancing, and outdoor games. It also offers boating in the summertime and an ice-skating rink during winter.
The park is very accessible because it is located near two major metro stations Oktyabrskaya and Park Kultury. Tourists can enjoy sunbeds, hammocks, and free yoga classes. Children can also see plenty of wild animals, including rabbits and pheasants.
Obraztov Puppet Theater and Museum
The Obraztov Puppet Theatre is known for featuring shows that are aimed at younger audiences. While the shows are in Russian, their plots are easily understandable and very entertaining.
The puppet museum offers children a look into dozens of collections of theatre-quality puppets across the globe.
Visit the website here.
This shopping district is a place both children and adults will love. Check out hundreds of souvenirs, including native items such as Matryoshka dolls, classic Russian wooden toys, and small animal figurines.
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