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Living Systems Experimentanium

Living Systems Experimentanium

on Dec 17, 2015

It’s been a bit wet here in Moscow lately so we decided to keep the kids entertained by trying out this new hands-on-science museum about our bodies.

Ultrasound experimentThere was a lot to learn about. It was great fun watching Daddy testing his touch senses by lying on a bed of nails; we found out which member of the family has the fastest heartrate; and we used a heat-sensitive camera to see which parts of our bodies gave out most heat. One of Beanie-boy’s favourites was this opportunity to give a pregnant “woman” an ultrasound and see the baby inside. It was a lovely chance to tell him what it was like when I was pregnant with him.

My two were a little young to fully understand the scientific concepts but 4-year-old Beanie grasped more of it than I would have thought, and not-quite-two-year-old Little Pickle had a fantastic time pressing buttons and climbing on things (like the balancing experiments – I didn’t let her climb on just anything!)

Taste senses experimentOur little boy has asked several times if we can go back because it was “a lot of fun playing all the games” which, given his age, sounds like a good endorsement to me!

P.S. Everything is written in Russian, but don’t let that put you off visiting because even if you don’t speak the language it is fairly obvious what the majority of the experiments are about. The entrance fee is reduced during the week and children under 3 years old are free.

The museum is at Butyrskaya Ulitsa 46/2 and the website is

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