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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Age-Old Favorite

The Children's Musical Theater led by Gennady Chikhachyov, 9 Ulitsa Akademika Skryabina, tel. 371-7333, nearest metro: Ryazansky Prospekt.

On Saturday and Sunday, the theater offers "Cinderella," the widely loved children's musical about a poor girl who, with the help of her industrious fairy godmother, finds her prince. Directed by Andrei Kulygin, the play begins at 6 p.m. Tickets cost 12 to 25 rubles ($2 to $4.25).

Hello, Dolly

Antique Doll Museum, 9 Ulitsa Malaya Dmitrovka, tel.299-2800, nearest metro: Pushkinskaya or Chekhovskaya. Open daily except Monday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free admission.

Nearly 250 antique dolls from France, England, Germany and Japan, and dating as far back as the end of the 17th century, are featured in this museum, founded in Moscow 2 1/2 years ago. Exhibits include modern rarities, such as statuettes made of bread by prisoners from the infamous Butyrka prison.

Stroll Through History

The Kolomenskoye estate, 39 Prospekt Andropova, tel. 115-2768, nearest metro: Kolomenskaya. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Mondays. Admission is free.

Take a stroll around the estate, an enchanting spot and one of the city's best examples of "white stone" architecture. In addition to museums and working churches, the estate includes the wooden house where Peter the Great once lived. Tickets to the museums cost up to 12 rubles ($2).

Join the Club

The Arlecchino Children's Club, 19/3 Verkhnyaya Radishchevskaya Ulitsa (next to the Taganka Theater), tel. 915-1107, nearest metro: Taganskaya.

The club has play rooms, computer games and a cafe for kids from ages 3 to 12. Mimes, clowns, dancers and singers entertain guests, who are met at the entrance by large, live dolls. The club is open daily 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays noon to 9 p.m. Cover charge is 50 rubles ($8.25) for children and 40 rubles for adults Mondays through Thursdays; 60 and 50 rubles on Fridays; and 80 and 60 rubles Saturdays and Sundays.