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ANNUAL PUBLIC FESTIVALS

Each year the State Darwin Museum in Moscow holds a number of various environmental public festivals for visitors of different age: International Bird Day,Ecologist’s Day,Evolution Day,World Water Day,Wood-goblin’s Day,International Earth Day,World Animal Day and others.The celebration usually includes such educational, creative and cultural activities as contests, quests, master-classes, concerts, scientific experiments and classes in laboratories.

BIENNALE

Dynamic chaos: The exhibition project of the Parallel Program of the 6 Moscow International Biennale For Young Art9 June 2018 — 19 August 2018The authors of the project invite visitors to see the complex Brownian structures of the surrounding world, enclosed in the form of everyday life: a traffic flow or street bustle. The apparent meaninglessness of actions becomes the dynamic structure of reality.The project “Dynamic chaos” explores the variety of options for meaningless phenomena that surround us in daily life. The authors of such works as “The structure of death”, “The Structure of life”, “Myth and chaos”, “Boundary substance”, “Atmospheric singularity” and the “Original chaos” try to depict the borders of the absurd every day moments that eventually create the panoramic picture of our life. Life is the endless Brownian motion of particles and energies. It is unpredictable and chaotic in micro-manifestations and global processes. Death is stable and predictable. Life is a continuous change.The artists fix the viewer's attention on the usual, sometimes invisible episodes of everyday visual experience. Watching the usual life stories, a person begins to look at the chaos as a symbol of life. Life and death appear in the form of metaphors of movement and stillness, sometimes mixed in optical illusions. Curator: Kirill Alekseev Authors: Maxim Strotskiy, Olga Gurevich, Eugenia Strygina, Maria Akimova, Yulia Ivashenko

ECO MOSCOW

Information centreThe information centre “EcoMoscow” was established in the State Darwin museum in 2004 with the aim of providing interesting and useful information about nature and environmental issues of Moscow and Moscow Oblast. The centre has ten working places with computers where any visitor can explore various computer programmes, games, and photos dedicated to the nature of Moscow and Moscow Oblast.We created a number of educational and entertaining programmes and games for visitors: "Nature of Moscow and Moscow Oblast", "Who left a footprint?", "Retrospective of Moscow", "Early flowering plants", "Fauna of Moscow and Moscow Oblast from A to Z", "Muscovite’s ecological passport", "Specially protected natural areas of Moscow", "The Moscow Red Book", "Environmental excursions", "Mysterious photos", "Flora of Moscow". There is also a slideshow on following topics: "Butterflies as an absolute beauty", "Birds of ponds, swamps and meadows in Moscow and Moscow Oblast", "Forest birds of Moscow and Moscow Oblast", "Mammals of Moscow and Moscow Oblast", "Beetles", "Amphibians", "Reptiles", "Spider world", "Mushrooms of Moscow Oblast", "Plant communities of Moscow and Moscow Oblast", "Seasons", "Walks in the Park".The information centre “EcoMoscow” offers interactive activities for both adults and children.The center works during museum's working hours:daily from 10.00 to 18.00, except Monday and last Friday of the month.Bogdanov Pavel, Senior Curator in Charge pavbog@darwinmuseum.ru + 7(495) 132-0202Kontorshchikov Vitaly vitkont@darwinmuseum.ru

ENVIRONMENTAL PATH

A living collection of woody and herbaceous plantsAn environmental path of the State Darwin Museum began to actively take shape in 2007. A living collection of woody and herbaceous plants occupies an area of 1600 square metres and situated on the former construction site.Here you can find exotic woody and herbaceous plants from different areas of the world neighbouring side by side with botanic representatives of Central Russia surrounded by aggressive environment of modern megapolis.Walking down the path you can see 26 tree species, 42 shrub species, 43 species of perennial herbaceous plants and a variety of annual plants in a warm season. All plants along the path are well-adapted to living in a big city. There are smaller paths for visitors to come closer and look at the most interesting plants. The labels are given information in Braille. Now there is an interactive panel where you can read about all plants of the path as well as play different games. Visitors can walk the path independently or book a guided tour.

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