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The exhibition pavilion was established in 1906 thanks to the famous biologist Ivan Pachosky. During the German occupation, the building survived, but many valuables were taken to Germany and remain there today. Nowadays, it’s a division of Kherson Museum of Local Lore.

Exhibitions

Unique specimen of reptiles, fish, insects, molluscs, and birds have been preserved and can be found here. You can also explore the inhabitants of underwater world and rare mammals.

Fishes in aquarium

The highlight of the exhibition is a skeleton of 30-meter-long fin whale. It is the second-longest mammal in the world after a blue whale. It was gifted by graduates of Kherson Maritime School. The whale was caught near the coast of Antarctica in the mid-20th century. The skeleton occupies almost the entire 2nd floor of the museum hall.

Fin whale skeleton
Skeleton of 30-meter-long fin whale

The exhibits are categorized in the following way:

  • birds;
  • mammals;
  • paleontological research;
  • land animals;
  • mollusks;
  • arthropods;
  • seeds and herbarium;
  • geological research.

Entrance ticket price: from 10 to 30 UAH.
Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How to get there

Located at 5 Teatralna Str. You have to take minibus No. 48, 35 or 9 and get out at "Filip Orlik Str." bus stop.

Entrance ticket price: from 10 to 30 UAH.

Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Photos

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