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Excursion in Akademgorodok, with visit to the museum of Old trains, 5 hours

Akademgorodok is located 30 km south of Novosibirsk, it is a well known scientific town of Russia built in 1958 right in the middle of an age-old forest. Akademgorodok has preserved pinewood and birch coppices which gives it a special atmosphere of peace and serenity. There are 30 different Scientific research institutes among which are the Nuclear Physics Institute, the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Institute, the Genetics Institute, the Institute of Philosophy and History and many others.

You will visit the House of Scientists with a library of over 100 000 volumes of literature from all over the world, the Mineralogical museum with its unique collection of minerals, fauna and flora of Russia. You will also travel to Ob Sea, a man-made reservoir covering the area of 1,070 sq. km, 200 km long, 17 km wide and about 8 meters deep. The reservoir was created in 1950s, with the construction of Novosibirsk Hydroelectric Power Station. On your return way to Novosibirsk you will visit the Open air museum of railroad techniques and trains, which displays the history of the Transiberian Rail Road.

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