To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and pursuant to the Decree of the Russian President No. 595 and Decree of the Mayor of Moscow No. 62-UM, the opening hours of some VDNH venues will be changed from 28 October until 7 November. The grounds of Russia's Main Exhibition will be open to the public as usual, but some of the pavilions and eating locations will operate with restrictions or will be temporarily closed.
VDNH's Museum City will remain open in the COVID-free mode at no more than 50% of its regular visitor capacity. You can still visit the VDNH Museum, Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre, the Slovo Centre for Slavic Writing, the Buran Interactive Museum Complex, the Life and Times of a Genius in a Skirt exhibition at the Worker & Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion, the Museum of Dolls and Puppets, the Museum of the Special Purpose Garage of the Russian Federal Protective Service, the Museum of Moscow Transport and the Museum of Film. Visitors will be asked to present a QR code received after the COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR test or a recent recovery. Entry tickets are sold online only and for specific time slots. Children under the age of 14 can visit museums with parents who hold a QR code. Children aged between 14 and 18 can visit museums without a QR code or parents.
The VDNH Public Services Palace, information centres, souvenir and other non-food shops will be temporarily closed. The Model of Moscow, Moskvarium, Robostantsiya, the Big Wall Climbing Centre, the Book Pavilion, the House of Culture and the Chess Club will also be temporarily closed.
Restaurants Ottepel, Moskovskoye Nebo, Ararat, café at the Cosmonautics and Aviation pavilion, Urozhay, Ribs and Wings will be closed during the period. The food court and street food cafés will continue to offer takeaway services, as well as Svadba Soyek (Wedding of Jays) café, AnderSon na Dache, Fontan View, Ferma, Fishing Village, Smart Coffee and Baskin-Robbins. Vse Len and Pirogi cafés will offer takeaway on 29, 30 and 31 October and 5, 6 and 7 November.
The latest information on all pavilions and services will be available on the official VDNH website and the resources of its residents.
COVID-19 prevention measures are still in force at VDNH, which includes wearing face masks, body temperature checks when visiting the pavilions and social distancing. We regularly clean and treat all surfaces with antiseptic agents.