Moscow Paleontological Institute named after A.A.Borisyak was founded in 1930 and is the world`s largest institute and the only one in Russia that tackles the issues connected with morphology, zootaxy and geanology of fossil animals, studies common patterns of the development of biodiversity and reconstructs the way how everything alive on the Earth evolves. The Institute is provided with modern research equipment, in particular, the institute owns a laboratory of electronic microscopy. A number of new branches of science were introduced in the institute (such as Palaeoecology, Developmental Morphology, Palaeontology, science studying the Precambrian period, science studying fossil organisms, Bacterial Palaeontology, Paleogenomics).
Moscow Paleontological Museum named after J.A.Orlov was founded within the institute. Its collections have almost all existing types of fossil organisms. The museum includes exhibits from all over the former Soviet Union and other countries. The museum owns rich collections of dinosaurs from Mongolia, therapsids from Perm and the Precambrian fossils of Siberia.
Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (ticket office closes at 5.15)
1 June – 31 July - Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ticket office closes at 2.15)