EXPLORE, INVENT AND DISCOVER
First educative virtual reality center is now open! In PROTO invention factory you’ll be able to immerse yourself in an interactive fantasy world. You will get to experience the great scientific discoveries of past centuries – unique prototypes brought to life by cutting-edge 21st-century technology.
VISIT PROTO during the WEEKDAYS!
PROTO is open every day! We welcome both big and small inventors from Sunday to Thursday 11am to 6pm and from Friday to Saturday 10am to 7pm. When planning your visit, please note that due to the Christmas parties and children birthdays on the weekends of November and December, the house is more crowded and queues at exhibits may last for up to 30 minutes. Please be patient and be sympathetic to other visitors.
ADVENTURES IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Have you ever drilled into the heart of the planet, raced in a self-driving car or explored the ocean floor? The invention factory awaits you and your family with the magic of virtual reality – ten exciting adventures in time and space and the imagination of the leading scientists of their day.
DISCOVER YOUR INNER SCIENTIST
Experience science in a completely new way by testing your skills and courage! The interactive exhibits give you the opportunity to experiment and understand physical phenomena in a playful, exciting and completely new way. Send a rocket into space, challenge your friends on a racetrack, and soar high above the heads of others! The Inventors’ Area offers activities for all ages.
PROTO invention factory is situated in historic Noblessner foundry. The history of the Noblessner shipyard goes back to 1912, when two Saint Petersburg businessmen – Europe’s foremost oil tycoon Emanuel Nobel and the owner of Lessner machine works Arthur Lessner – built Tsarist Russia’s most important submarine factory. Combining the surnames of the two men, the shipyard was named Noblessner.
All tired and hungry inventors are welcome to the PROTO café . The self catering café offers a varied and healthy street food for any tastes.