Options for children

Children of different age get tickets to the museums for a special lower price. The discounts may vary in different museums, some even provide free access. Here are some trends:

  • Children under 7 usually have free entries
  • Children under 18 need to have tickets for a lower price or free entry
  • State museums usually provide bigger discounts for kids.
  • School children are recommended to have a proof of their academic status or age, especially teens. In Russia children graduate from school at the age of 16-17 and after that they use their student ID
  • Free access to children under 16: Peterhof Grand palace and Lower park, Catherine palace and park in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), Russian Museum. Children of the age from 16 to 18 have a discount.
  • Free access to children under 18: the Hermitage and all its branches
  • Children over 7 have a discount in St.Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Aurora Cruiser.
  • Students may expect discounts in case they have ISIC or any other student ID that should be presented at the cash desk.
  • The prices and exact information should be verified on the official sites of the museums. Providing discounts is the initiative and the responsibility of the museums.

City sightseeing bus and boat tours are operated by private companies. They also provide discounts, the age limits vary for different companies. 

If you travel with children over 6 you may economize 20-40% on tickets in case you buy St.Petersburg Card Lite. The Lite card includes:
• City Sightseeing bus tour for 1 day
• "White Night" night boat tour
• St.Isaac's Cathedral - a visit to the cathedral and up to the colonnade. 

See more about Lite cards. 

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