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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Petrushka the Puppet

The State Museum of Children's Theaters offers "Petrushka's Pantry," a special program that teaches young visitors the history of Russian puppet theater. Petrushka, a popular character from Russian folklore, shows children different sorts of puppets, recounts their history and explains how to manipulate them. The museum is located at 12 Ulitsa Sovietskoi Armii, Building 2, and is open on weekdays from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Admission is 10 to 20 rubles (40 to 80 cents). Tel. 289-1554. Nearest metro: Tsvetnoi Bulvar.

Splashing Show

Dolphins, a beluga whale, sea lions and seals perform and do various tricks at the Moscow Dolphinarium. The whale sings for visitors, and the dolphins show how they save people's lives. The Dolphinarium is open five days a week with shows on Wednesday and Friday at noon and 4 p.m., Thursday at 4 and 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. It's located at 27 Mironovskaya Ulitsa. Admission costs 18 to 20 rubles (75 to 80 cents) on weekdays, 25 to 27 rubles on Saturdays and Sundays. Tel. 369-7966. Nearest metro: Semyonovskaya.

What a Voice You Have

"Krasnaya Shapochka," or "Little Red Riding Hood," a musical show based on the fairy tale about a little girl encountering a menacing wolf in the forest on the way to visit her grandmother, is being performed in Russian at the Chikhachyov Musical Drama Theater on Sunday. The play begins at noon at 9 Ulitsa Akademika Skryabina. Tickets cost 8 to 25 rubles (35 cents to $1). Tel. 371-7333. Nearest metro: Ryazansky Prospekt.