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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Take a Peek at a Poet

To learn more about Alexander Pushkin, head to the Pushkin Museum to see a special exhibit for children on Russia's most famous poet. You can see a number of Pushkin's manuscripts, notes about his nurse, Arina Rodionovna, and numerous illustrations of his fairy tales. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is 10 rubles. The museum is located at 12/2 Ulitsa Prechistenka. Tel. 202-3752. Nearest metro: Kropotkinskaya.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane ...

This weekend, see "The Kid and Karlson Who Lives on the Roof," a play based on a tale by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren that tells the story of a boy and a cunning little man with a propeller on his back. The play begins at noon on Saturday and Sunday at the Theater Satiry at 2 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Tickets cost 60 to 150 rubles. Tel. 299-6305. Nearest metro: Mayakovskaya.

Games for All Ages

For a day of fun, head to the Tsentr Game Complex, where every member of your family will be able to find a game to play. There's a big rollerdrome, with rollerskate rental for 40 rubles for the first hour and 20 rubles for each additional hour. You can also try mini-bowling (40 rubles) and billiards (40 to 50 rubles). For the young ones there's a children's center with slides, a house of mirrors and video games. The center is open Monday through Thursday from noon to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 3 Kholodilny Pereulok. Admission is 30 rubles on weekdays, 50 rubles on Saturday and Sunday. Tel. 954-0158. Nearest metro: Tulskaya.