Free space quests at VDNH

29 june 2021

From 1 July, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH will arrange free quest tours for preschoolers and elementary school students: Searching for Brave Bitey and School of Young Cosmonauts.

The quest tour Searching for Brave Bitey is primarily geared towards preschoolers and will be offered throughout July at 11:00 a.m., with the exception of 8 July, on Mondays and on weekends. Any child aged 5 to 7 may attend so long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Our young visitors will set off on a space journey as a crew to find our quest protagonist, Bitey—the dog holding the record for number of space launches. Children will discover more about space flights of living organisms in orbit, with feats of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, in addition to spaceships and the planets of our Solar system. In order to find our brave Bitey, they will have to crack the puzzle from the Laika—the first dog launched into orbit.

Over the next month, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre will also offer a free quest tour called the School of Young Cosmonauts, which will take place at 2:00 p.m. every day, except for 8 July, on Mondays and on weekends. We invite children aged 7 to 10 so long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Visitors dreaming of a truly stellar career are in for a riveting journey. At the start of the quest, participants will be given a map containing a route. If they follow it, they will be presented with a number of challenges to pass along with their tour guide. Young enthusiasts will discover how to become a true cosmonaut, along with what kind of knowledge and skills cosmonauts need to know. Children will learn about the structure of rockets, test their knowledge of space, try their hand in designing spacesuits and even receive some physical training.

Admittance is free of charge, but you need to register in advance. The maximum number of players per quest is 20 (including children and adults, one child—one adult).

Participants in the VDNH Friends loyalty programme receive discounts on tickets to the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre and other Exhibition venues. For a full and regularly updated list of the partner venues of the programme, see the page of the programme on the VDNH website.

All VDNH events comply with anti-coronavirus regulations. Visitors to VDNH museums and exhibition spaces are expected to wear face masks and gloves and observe social distancing. You can find more information on anti-coronavirus measures at VDNH here.

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