Novosibirsk: Destinations

Historical and architectural open-air museum

This museum is an open-air department of the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, located 4 km away from Academgorodok, in a beautiful place surrounded by hills. Its floor area is 46.5 hectares. The museum is accessible by car, bus or bicycle. Normally a visit should be booked and is only possible in a group, but we visited it without a booking, while we were riding bicycles there.

Central Siberian Geological Museum

The museum of geology is another exciting museum, which attracts hundreds of tourists from Russia and many different countries.  If you are planning a visit to Academgorodok, be sure not to forget about this museum, it will make your impressions of our research center complete.

A fountain that has never worked

There is a fountain not far from where I live, which I have never seen working. It is nicely shaped, though somewhat heavy, and does not look like any other fountain in the city. It looks as if it was created about a century ago or more somewhere in Europe. When I was walking by I often wondered why no one had ever tried to repair the fountain. But several months ago I bought a book called ‘Mythosibirsk’ (the word is a mixture of two words — ‘myth’ and ‘sibirsk’, which is a part of Novosibirsk), and I had answers to all my questions.

Rocks on the Berd, Novosibirsk Region, all year round

Rocks on the river Berd, also known as Zveroboy, in Maslyaninsky District, is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole Novosibirsk Region. Tastes differ, of course, but I think there is hardly any person, who would feel indifferent standing on top of a rocky hill looking at the curve of a small river.