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10 October 2021, 09:04

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The children took part in walks with pleasure and answered questions in an interactive quiz.

In September, the Discover Moscow portal conducted special project for children… Young Muscovites walked around the main square of the country, learned new things about VDNKh and the Izmailovo estate. In total, the routes were passed more than almost six thousand times.

The most popular became walk along Red Square… It was visited 3.5 thousand times. On excursions in Izmailovo estate visited 1.3 thousand times, and a walk along VDNKh territorycommitted a little more than 1.1 thousand times.

After passing each point of the route, children could test their knowledge and answer questions. For correct answers, 73 people received gifts, including those related to the sights they visited: invitations to the State Historical Museum, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812, sets of children’s books, tickets to the children’s ballet Thumbelina, to the center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” at VDNKh, art sets. The most successful participant got the main prize – a children’s electric scooter. To participate in the super prize drawing, it was necessary to register on the portal and complete one of the routes, answering all the questions. Prizes were drawn using a random number generator. The results of the competitions and the names of the winners were published on the pages of the Discover Moscow project in social networks.

“Teaching children about the cultural heritage of the capital is an important and very difficult task. For example, when developing a route through Red Square, I had to think carefully about what exactly could surprise and captivate young Muscovites. The interactive audio format turned out to be really in demand. This is evidenced by the figures of the project. Tours will remain available on the Discover Moscow portal, so we hope that many more children will get acquainted with the cultural heritage in the company of the characters from Chevostyk’s children’s books, ”said the head

Moscow City Heritage Alexey Emelyanov.

V Department of Information Technologies of the city of Moscownoted that each of the three routes of the project was voiced by favorite children’s characters, so it was not boring for the children to study history: they enjoyed taking walks and answering questions in an interactive quiz.

“Since the launch of the page of the children’s project, more than 18.6 thousand users have visited, of which more than two thousand took part in the drawing of prizes,” the ministry said.

The children’s project on the Discover Moscow portal was created with the support of the Moscow Department of Culture, Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow, Mosrazvitiya, VDNKh and Moscow State United Museum-Reserve.

“Get to know Moscow” – an interactive city guide that contains photographs and descriptions of more than two thousand buildings, 670 monuments, 336 museums, 21 virtual tours and 85 quests. Also on the portal and in the “Know Moscow” application, there are more than 200 thematic routes in various districts of the capital. They are available both on the portal and in the mobile application.

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