10 museums in Kyiv to feel interesting with children

How to involve the child with new knowledge? You just need to know the places where they will feel interested and informative at the same time. And most importantly, where they want to come again. We have gathered for you 10 fascinating museums for children in Kiev, where you can have fun and interesting time with children.

Chocolate house - Museum of Russian Art in Kiev

You have a unique opportunity to consider in detail the most expensive mansion in the capital. Learn the rich history of the house of the Kiev philanthropist Semyon Mogiltsev, enjoy a selection of the best styles of world culture: Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic and modern in the Chocolate House.
Where: st. Shelkovichnaya, 17
Opening hours: 10.00 - 18.00, closed: Monday, Thursday
Prices: adult ticket 25 UAH, pensioners and schoolchildren 10 hryvnia, children of preschool age free.

Museum of Circus Art

The museum exposition includes more than 2000 unique exhibits. These are the first posters of circus performances, their reviews and articles, bizarre stage costumes, as well as paintings, drawings, posters and sculptures related to the history of the development of circus art.
But the main treasure of the museum were rare relics associated with the legendary names of the circus scene: Nikolai Kobzov, Mikhail Zollo, Anatoly Zalevsky and many others.
Where: Prospect peremogy, 82
Opening hours: 10.00 - 18.00, Monday - Friday.
Prices: by appointment.

Museum of Popular Science and Technology "Experimentanium"

The only Museum of popular science and technology in Ukraine: the kid will be able to visit the role of researcher and try to re-discover the laws of gravity, solve optical illusion and arrange a reagent show in a real chemical laboratory!
Where: Verkhniy Val street, 2-a
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9.30 - 19.00; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 10.00 - 20.00
Prices: from 100 to 500 UAH.

Planetarium in Kyiv

Do you want to visit distant corners of our Universe? Then you come here. By the size of the dome, the Kiev Planetarium takes the second place in Europe! The hall has a dome 23.5 meters in diameter and can place 320 spectators. It was founded in 1952, when in the very center of the hall the heart of any star show was installed - a projection device called "Planetarium". Thanks to auxiliary projectors, a special effect is created in the presence of a huge universe in space. And on weekends you can enjoy a show in the style of fantasy.
Where: Velyka Vasylkivska street, 57/3
Opening hours: from 10.00 to 19.00. Seven days a week
Prices: from 150 UAH.

The unique museum of folk architecture and life - "Pirogovo"

The large-scale ethnographic complex "Pirogovo" is located not far from Kiev. Here you can visit the old huts-huts, which look like a few centuries ago. The area of ​​the museum-park totals 150 hectares, which are unmatched in Ukraine in scale. Even the entire Museum of Folk Architecture and Life "Shevchenkivsky Gai" in Lviv occupies a territory of three times less - only 50 hectares. This is a unique place even by world standards. There is a rare and complete collection of original old mausoleums, stone and wooden houses, ancient churches.
Where: village Pirogovo, Akademika Tron'ko street, 1
Opening hours: from 10.00 to 18.00, except Wednesday
Prices: 40 UAH.

The metro museum in Kiev

In this museum you can see the mysterious scheme of the Kiev metro, the construction of which is calculated until 2050. Find out the plan for the construction of the metro and see the projects of the first stations in the far corners of the Ukrainian capital - Troieschyna and Teremky. And also take a look at the retro hangar for sinking trains in the walls of the underground museum in Kiev.
Where: Prospect Peremogy, 35
Opening hours: The museum offers group tours by arrangement.
Prices: free of charge.

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"Kiev in miniature"

This is a huge collection of fascinating handmade masterpieces! Here is located the main street of the capital - Khreshchatyk, where the movement, like in life, does not stop for a minute! The Independence Square is full of people, flower beds and fountains, the Moscow Bridge is still standing in a traffic jam during rush hour, the great Lavra sparkles with golden domes.
Where: metro Hydropark
Opening hours: 10.00 - 19.00 every day.
Prices: 50 UAH.

Zoological Museum in Kiev

The exposition of the museum is 5 000 exhibits. They are all representatives of the animal world: from simple single-celled creatures to the skeletons of skillful predators - crocodiles, tigers, lions ... Together with these skeletons there are also artificial models of organisms. Next to the scientific collection of the Zoological Museum in Kiev is an art gallery, where the animal artists demonstrated their vision of the animal kingdom and its laws.
Where: Brovarsky Prospekt, 9-in
Opening hours: from 10.00 to 17.00, weekends - Monday, Tuesday
Prices: 35-150 UAH.

The Wax Museum

In Kiev, you can pat on the shoulder of Joseph Stalin, say hello to Leonid Kuchma and look into the eyes of the famous Ukrainian writer Nikolai Gogol within the walls of the first and only Wax Museum in Ukraine. Today, more than 60 famous figures of the past and present flaunt in the museum: politicians M. Hrushevsky, L. Kravchuk, L. Kuchma, rocker V. Tsoi, writers L. Ukrainka, T. Shevchenko, M. Bulgakov and many others.
Where: Prospect Peremogy 29
Opening hours: 11.00 - 19.00
Prices: 50 UAH.

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Beekeeping Museum in Kiev

Ukrainian Petr Prokopovich is a world-famous beekeeper-innovator. His articles and books are devoted to the honey craft are literally swept off the shelves by foreign readers, and the scientist has already gone down in the history of beekeeping as a well-known reformer of technology for collecting honey. On his initiative, a "school of honey" and the Museum of Beekeeping in Kiev were established.
Where: Academika Zabolotnogo Street, 19
Opening hours: daily from 10.00 to 18.00, closed on Monday.
Prices: 50 UAH.