“Mad Laboratory” anti-museum of scientific wonders
Ul. Moskovskaya, Building 5 (ground floor), Kaluga
Tel: +7 (484) 259-50-36
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00
Monday – Tuesday: weekend
Entrance ticket 150-350 rubles
Founder of the museum (Owner/Director)
Denis Vladislavovich Sitalo
The owner of the museum came with the idea of opening an anti-museum in 2013. The first interactive scientific exhibits were made with by hand, and a small exhibition was organized on the territory of one of the entertainment centers. Later, the exhibition was expanded. Some of the exhibits were also made on their own, some were purchased, and the anti-museum began to exist independently.
Nowadays, the anti-museum is a mix of a scientific interactive museum and an entertainment center. School children from Kaluga and the Kaluga Region regularly come here for excursions. Entertainment events, containing programs with a scientific bias that both children and adults are happy to attend, are also held on weekends. Children’s holidays (birthdays, new year’s holidays, graduations, and so on) are also held on the territory of the anti-museum.
The main purpose of the anti-museum’s existence is to develop the children’s interest in knowledge, to show what an interesting world surrounds them, and give them an opportunity to learn more about the fundamental scientific laws.
There are several pendulums, including the famous Newton’s pendulum, and Archimedes’ lever, which demonstrates how to easily lift a fairly heavy load, among the exhibits. Da Vinci’s mirrored room, 3D paintings, Wood’s box, and the infinitely mirrored tunnel are just a few of the scientific wonders that you can learn about in the “Mad laboratory” museum.