Family Entertainment Tour (Self Guided), Irkutsk

Irkutsk is a fabulous city with great places for children and the entire family to enjoy. Here you can see seals sing and dance, view a woolly mammoth skeleton, take in a show at the puppet theater and more! Take this tour to visit the best family-friendly attractions in Irkutsk.
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Family Entertainment Tour Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment Tour
Guide Location: Russia » Irkutsk (See other walking tours in Irkutsk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Circus
  • Children's World (Магазин "Детский Мир")
  • The Nature Museum (Mу­зей Природы)
  • The Zoo Gallery (Зоогалерея)
  • The Stork Puppet Theater (Tеатр Kукол «Аистёнок»)
  • Barguzin Cinema
  • Ko­to­fey (Mагазин "Котофей")
The Circus

1) The Circus

The Circus is located in a historic building and was the first circus in Siberia. Over the years, it has organized hundreds of shows and programs. Although the circus doesn't have animals, it does have its own orchestra. Since 1987 the circus has held charity events for orphans, veterans and the poor.
Children's World (Магазин "Детский Мир")

2) Children's World (Магазин "Детский Мир")

Children's World is a specialty shop that sells toys for children of all ages. There are toys for babies (small pools and balls); for children up to age 7 (ships, alphabet tables, doll houses); and for older children (model trains, water guns, books). Choose from a huge variety of toys all in one easy location!
The Nature Museum (Mу­зей Природы)

3) The Nature Museum (Mу­зей Природы)

The Nature Museum was built in 1903 and combines Gothic towers with elements of the Moorish style. The museum occupies two floors of the building. It provides a great opportunity for children to learn about nature and their surroundings. The museum's unique collections include 16 skulls, 8 woolly rhinoceros horns, 2 complete sets of mammoth bones, a fossil of a giant stag and bones of a prehistoric bison.
The Zoo Gallery (Зоогалерея)

4) The Zoo Gallery (Зоогалерея)

The Zoo Gallery is located in Irkutsk's Central Park. The zoo houses more than 20 species of animals that are listed in the Red Book. There is also a shelter for abandoned animals. More than 70% of the animals at the zoo were once abandoned.
The Stork Puppet Theater (Tеатр Kукол «Аистёнок»)

5) The Stork Puppet Theater (Tеатр Kукол «Аистёнок») (must see)

The Stork Puppet Theater opened in 1987 and continues to present a variety of plays based on Russian folk stories like “Masha and the Bear”, “Jack Frost”, “The Three Bears” and other popular tales. The performances are aimed at children and students, but there are also shows for adults.
Barguzin Cinema

6) Barguzin Cinema

Barguzin Cinema is located on Baikal Street. The building was designed in the Classic style. Free parking is available, and there is a bar inside named Jeans Cafe (Кафе "Джинс"). The cinema presents a wide range of movies that cater to a variety of tastes.
Ko­to­fey (Mагазин "Котофей")

7) Ko­to­fey (Mагазин "Котофей")

Kotofey is a shop where you can buy leather shoes for your children. It is one of the oldest Russian manufacturers of children's shoes. The company pays great attention to orthopedic requirements. Annually, the company produces about 400,000 pairs of shoes.

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