Excursions in Novosibirsk

BGRSSB-2016 conference will have associated social events, excursion tours to Novosibirsk.

August 30 (Tuesday) – lunch:
– Geological Museum (URL) (Group 1)
– Museum of Cultural History of the People of Siberia and Far East (URL) (Group 2).
August 31 (Wednesday) – lunch:
– Geological Museum (URL) (Group 1)
– Museum of Cultural History of the People of Siberia and Far East (URL) (Group 2).
September 1 (Thursday) – the evening (at 18:00):
– Sightseeing tour of Novosibirsk
September 2 (Thursday) – after lunch (at 14:00):
– A trip to the Novosibirsk Zoo.

The cultural program includes the following:


Bus sightseeing excursion in the Akademgorodok scientific center, visiting Geological museum.

GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM was founded in 1958. The museum exhibition represents mineralogical samples from more than 50 countries and all the regions of Russia. The museum collection contains 1000 mineralogical samples (the total number of exhibits is about 20 thousand). The exhibition has 56 meteorite samples of total mass about 150 kg. The large exposition also presents more than 60 artificially synthesized minerals.
The museum represents about 10 thousand samples of minerals and fossils from Siberia and Far East in the exposition hall and more than 25 thousand samples in the museum funds.

The bus excursion will show Novosibirsk historical places and several fountains: The Ob Buoyant fountain, The River Civilizations fountain, Musical fountain, et.

III. Excursion to the Novosibirsk Zoo
Novosibirsk Zoo: Description

Presently, the Novosibirsk Zoo has about 10,000 animal individuals belonging to 702 species. Over 300 species are enrolled into the International Red Book of Endangered Species, the Russian Red Book, and the Red Book of the Novosibirsk Oblast. International genealogical books are kept for 56 species. The staff of the Zoo takes part in 53 international programs on the preservation of rare and endangered animal species. The Zoo has one of the world-beating collections of felids and mustelids. The Zoo is a member of three international associations: the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), European–Asian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EARAZA), and the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA). The Zoo is also a member of the ISIS information system.
The mascot of the Novosibirsk Zoo is the snow leopard, a beautiful and graceful animal. Its range in Siberia is confined to Altai.
The staff of the Zoo is an enthusiastic team, which conducts enormous scientific work on the preservation of endangered animal species on the Earth. They have published over 50 research papers on keeping and reproducing rare and endangered animals and on their postnatal development.
The Zoo was first to obtain progeny from some rare species: river otter, Siberia grouse, Kamchatka mountain sheep, Putorana snow sheep, etc.
The Novosibirsk Zoo contacts with over 150 zoos of 44 countries. Since 1989, it has traded over 100 animals with foreign partners of 25 countries.
In 2008, the Novosibirsk Zoo qualified for the final of the competition “Seven Miracles of Russia”.
The official Web site of the Novosibirsk Zoo:  http://www.zoonovosib.ru/?en