Volcano Museum to Open in Kamchatka

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The Volcanarium, Russia’s first museum dedicated to volcanoes, is expected to open on the Kamchatka Peninsula in May 2017 with the support of the Russian Geographical Society. The museum will occupy one of the floors of the Interesarium in Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky, according to TASS.

“It is a private project aimed at the development of scientific tourism,” said Sergey Samoylenko, deputy director of the Volcanology and Seismology Institute. “The museum’s opening is scheduled for May 2017. It is going to have three large halls containing 15 sections, each of which will be dedicated to a specific aspect of volcanology and the life of volcanoes.”

In addition, the museum will have models of various physical phenomena that occur along with volcanic activity, such as geysers, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Visitors will also see the volcano mock-up that was part of the Kamchatka exhibition at the Eastern Economic Forum in 2016.