Events in the museum


"Life Code" AR-quest wins the Heritage in Motion Awards 2021

"Life Code" AR-quest wins the Heritage in Motion Awards 2021

22 September 2021 On September 22 the AR-quest "Life Code" won the prestigious contest Heritage in Motion Awards 2021 in the "App" category. According to the Jury, it is one of the best applications they’ve seen in the 8 years the contest has existed. Jury: “A refreshing, entertaining approach, ma ...

The painting «I.V.Michurin and M.I. Kalinin» by V.M. Evstafiev gifted to the museum by the artist's family

The painting «I.V.Michurin and M.I. Kalinin» by V.M. Evstafiev gifted to the museum by the artist's family

16 September 2021 On September 16, A. B. Nefedova, the curator of Fine Arts at the State Darwin Museum gave a tour at the exhibition «Constellation of Talents». The exhibition is devoted to the 130th anniversary of S. S. Turov, the 115th anniversary of G. E. Nikolsky, the 105th anniversary of V. M ...

New arrival in our osteological collection - a skeleton of a honey buzzard!

New arrival in our osteological collection - a skeleton of a honey buzzard!

14 September 2021 A new skeleton was made by our talented taxidermist Viktor Levterev for the osteological collection of the museum. It is the skeleton of a honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus Linnaeus, 1758). Honey buzzards are diurnal birds of prey. Their Latin name "apivorus" means "bee-eating", fro ...

Darwin Museum was gifted an Ornithocheirus Pterosaur tooth

Darwin Museum was gifted an Ornithocheirus Pterosaur tooth

7 September 2021 A paleontologist from Ryazan, Sergey Solonin made a gift of a pterosaur tooth found in the Ryazan region (Russia) to the museum. One hundred million years ago Ryazan region was under a warm sea inhabited by sharks, stingrays, and various marine reptiles.  Today it is one of the l ...

New Arrival - taxidermied horned puffin

New Arrival - taxidermied horned puffin

15 December 2020 The museum’s collection has recently been replenished with a taxidermied juvenile horned puffin, captured in 2019 in Chukotka by Kuklin Kai Georgievich. The taxidermied animal was made by the museum's taxidermist technician.   The horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata J. F. ...

Welcome the new arrival - taxidermied red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel!

Welcome the new arrival - taxidermied red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel!

10 December 2020 The Darwin Museum collection has recently been replenished with a taxidermied red squirrel made by the museum’s taxidermist - Valentina Kubanina.   The Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758) is a rodent from the Sciuridae family. The only representative of the genus Sciu ...

It's done! The legendary alligator Saturn has been moved to the permanent exhibition of Darwin museum

It's done! The legendary alligator Saturn has been moved to the permanent exhibition of Darwin museum

9 December 2020 Today, Darwin museum halls were filled with voices shouting mysterious phrases, such as: “Beware of the tail!”, “Don't hook the net with the claws!”, “First put the muzzle down!”. They were first heard at the taxidermy workshop where the alligator under the name Saturn was b ...

New arrival – a taxidermied red-necked wallaby

New arrival – a taxidermied red-necked wallaby

2 December 2020 The Darwin museum collection has been replenished with a taxidermied red-necked wallaby, which came from the Moscow Zoo. The taxidermy mount was made by the taxidermist of the museum - Valentina Kubanina.   The red-necked wallaby or Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus D ...

Redesigning the display "Evolution of reptiles"

Redesigning the display "Evolution of reptiles"

27 November 2020 Although the museum is closed to visitors, the work continues at full speed. Today we have finished updating the showcase "Evolution of reptiles" in the hall dedicated to the development of life on Earth. We are grateful to paleontologists Alexander Averyanov, Pavel Skuchas, and ...

New replenishment – the taxidermied African wood owl

New replenishment – the taxidermied African wood owl

25 November 2020 The ornithological collection of Darwin museum was replenished with a rare exhibit - a taxidermied African wood owl (Strix woodfordii Smith, 1834), which was made by the museum taxidermist Oksana Vladimirovna Mbita Ebele.   African wood owl (Strix woodfordii Smith, 1834) is a sp ...

New! A taxidermied yellow-throated euphonia

New! A taxidermied yellow-throated euphonia

18 November 2020 Museum taxidermist Valentina Kubanina made a taxidermied yellow-throated euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea Bonaparte, 1838).   The yellow-throated euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea Bonaparte, 1838) is a species of passerine birds common in Central and South America. It is found mainl ...

New Arrivals in the State Darwin Museum Collection!

New Arrivals in the State Darwin Museum Collection!

13 November 2020 With all the sad news about museums closing due to the pandemic, we’ve found a reason for joy! The museum collection has been replenished with new objects!   Among the most spectacular new objects are gorgeous corals, valuable shells of mollusks, crustaceans, and starfish donate ...

Darwin Museum took part in the international AR project Google Arts & Culture

Darwin Museum took part in the international AR project Google Arts & Culture

26 August 2020 How does it feel to find one of the oldest creatures on the planet in your apartment? Augmented Reality (AR) technology and Google Arts & Culture make it possible: Meet Cambropachicopus, an alien species of Cyclops Shrimp that lived on Earth over 520 million years ago. In collab ...

New replenishment of Darwin museum collection – A skeleton of the Acacia rat (Thallomys sp.)

New replenishment of Darwin museum collection – A skeleton of the Acacia rat (Thallomys sp.)

20 August 2020 This is a new skeleton of an acacia rat made for the museum's osteological collection by the Museum taxidermist’s apprentice. Acacia rat (Thallomys sp.) is a member of the mouse family, reaching an average length of 30 cm if you measure them from the tip of the nose to the ...

New! A Taxidermied European honey buzzard

New! A Taxidermied European honey buzzard

18 August 2020 The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus Linnaeus, 1758) is a diurnal bird of prey of the hawk family. It is a medium-sized bird with a wingspan of about 1.2 m. Distributed in most of Europe and the west of Asia, in the east - to Altai. Most common in the middle and southern t ...

New arrivals in the State Darwin Museum collection

New arrivals in the State Darwin Museum collection

13 August 2020 Today the fund-purchasing commission of the State Darwin Museum accepted new objects into the funds. The new jewel is the aberrant woolly rhinoceros skull. It was found in Yakutia in near the Lake Holokun. In addition to its impressive size, the skull surprises with its anomalie ...

New! A taxidermied Eurasian Ruffe  

New! A taxidermied Eurasian Ruffe  

19 March 2020 The taxidermied fish collection of Darwin museum has recently been replenished by a new specimen. The museum’s talented taxidermist Oksana Mbita Ebele did an excellent job – she gave a second life to a catch of one of her colleagues who is fond of fishing. The Eurasian ruffe (Gym ...

A New Replenishment of Darwin Museum Collection – the Skull of the South African Springhare

A New Replenishment of Darwin Museum Collection – the Skull of the South African Springhare

4 March 2020 The skull was prepared by one of Darwin museum’s taxidermists using the materials provided by the Moscow zoo. The South African springhare (Pedetes capensis Forster, 1778) is the species in the genus Pedetes, and is native to southern Africa. It is not a hare, but a rodent. The s ...

A gift to Darwin museum from Astrakhan Biosphere Nature Reserve – a nest of the Eurasian penduline tit

A gift to Darwin museum from Astrakhan Biosphere Nature Reserve – a nest of the Eurasian penduline tit

14 December 2019 An unusual gift from the South of Russia arrived at Darwin museum – a nest of the Eurasian penduline tit or European penduline tit (Remiz pendulinus). A passerine bird is famous for its unique nest construction reminding a mitten. The nest has a complex structure and is made of p ...

New member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermied European hamster

New member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermied European hamster

16 September 2019 We are happy to introduce a new member of Darwin Museum collection – a taxidermied European hamster (Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus, 1758). This cute little fellow looks cozy, hibernating in its nest. During winter hibernation it occasionally wakes up to feed from the storage chamber ...