Erarta for kids
Visiting Erarta with the whole family is always more fun. Children up to 15 years of age and their parents can skip the queue by going directly to counters 1 or 2. You will be offered Fast Track Tickets at a special price: only 400 rubles per ticket for guests aged between 4 and 15 and only 1000 or 700 rubles per ticket instead of 1250 for two accompanying adults.
Regular visits to Erarta can easily become a family tradition. If you would like to keep coming back for free for 365 days from the date of purchase, make sure to register your tickets prior to exiting the museum at counters 9 or 10, pay 300 rubles for the Kids Ticket upgrade, and enjoy a whole year of family fun at Erarta.
What to see at Erarta Museum with kids?
→ a fun way to explore our permanent collection is by taking part in either of our two art quests, Adventures with BB Square and Beyond Art. Free direction sheets can be picked up at the reception (available in Russian only).
→ get your child interested in art by watching The Adventures of BB Square cartoon. The story of the dizzying exploits of the runaway character of Kazimir Malevich’s famous masterpiece is screened in the Video Hall on floor 3 of the Museum Wing.
→ there are interactive objects on almost every floor of the Museum Wing – a real magnet for kids and grownups alike! Your child will enjoy sitting in an armchair made entirely of car tyres (floor 1), becoming a painting (You Are the Artwork, floor 1), listening to the birch tree voices (The Birch Trees: Voices of Home, floor 2), eating a real apple out of an installation piece (floor 2), getting inside a giant Matryoshka doll (Welcome to Russia, floor 3) or playing with colourful drums (Focus on the Pauses, floor 5). The Valley of Colours Room gives our little guests the exciting opportunity to choose their favourite colour.
→ do not overlook the exhibits that cannot be touched but are fun to look at and discuss. On floor 1, make sure to find Zhuang Hong Yi’s artwork made up of hundreds of paper flower buds, slowly walk past it, and see it change colour. Discuss the very first computer games (take cues from Igor Shuklinov’s paintings, floor 4) and the perils of being over-obsessed with gadgets (Game Over, floor 1).
→ Erarta Museum’s unique project, U-Space immersive installations, is an unmissable chance to experience 10 minutes of another life together with your child. For instance, Childhood offers an opportunity to tell a couple stories from the times when you were knee-high to a grasshopper, while Cherry Orchard is the perfect space for taking great pictures.
→ don’t forget to take a break while exploring. A nice place to unwind and grab a bite is our café on floor 3. Our famous desserts are guaranteed to power you up for further discoveries!
→ our reception staff will help you plan your visit of the temporary exhibitions, pointing out those that might be of interest to your child. Alternately, you can plan your temporary show tour yourself: find the descriptions of all current exhibitions along with age ratings in the interactive floor plan of my Erarta account.
What is important to know when visiting the museum with a baby stroller?
The best day for visiting Erarta with babies and toddlers is Monday. On that day, guests with baby transport can conveniently exit the museum through a dedicated turnstile on floor 1. On any other day you can leave prams and strollers in a designated ‘parking’ space inside the museum building. We highly encourage guests with little kids to explore the museum with their own baby carriers.