In your guide to interactive museums Part 1 we already shared some locations of museums, where you not only can, but are encouraged to engage with the exhibits in all sorts of ways. Check out the list below for more suggestions!
The Museum of the St. Petersburg Metro
The museum was established in 1980 when Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad) metro was only 25 years old. Later it was modernized and now offers its visitors a great collection of documents, photos, tools and equipment samples, as well as souvenir cups, tokens, and other items related to the history of the metro.
This is a place where you can see a man catching lightning with his hands, lamps lighting up without wires carrying electricity, million volt electric discharges hitting a tree trunk and setting it on fire and other amazing things that come to your mind when you think about Tesla and his works. All this is a part of the Lightning Theater, a unique Tesla-show with great sound and light effects and real lightning several meters long. In another part of the museum, visitors can experience interactive exhibits representing various natural phenomena, like plasma, quantum levitation, lightning and flame.
The Universe of Water
Located in an old water tower, this museum is devoted to the history, current state, and future of the city’s water supply. It is a great place to learn a lot of interesting facts about water — the most mysterious substance in nature — through both traditional static displays and interactive exhibits.
Museum of emotions
A unique place where one can experience an intense emotional rollercoaster within only one hour of the tour. Established by the artist Alexei Sergienko, the museum immerses its visitors into the most emotional atmosphere with its art objects, pictures, video art pieces, and installations located in the several mood zones connected by special corridors. Combining creativity, interactivity, and emotion the museum will leave no one indifferent!
The Labyrinthum is one of the most interesting interactive site exhibits, bringing together least a hundred amazing artefacts and items related to the most beautiful natural phenomena of mechanics, optics, dynamics, electricity, magnetism and much, much more.