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The Natural History Museum of Crete in Heraklion


The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete.

The aim of the Natural History Museum of Crete

is the study, protection and promotion of the special features of the area of Eastern Mediterranean, which is unique at a global level due to the great ecological and cultural complexity. The evenness as well as the contrast, the stability, many affinities and the special features characterizes the area.


Visit the following exhibitions


The Mega-Dioramas consist the biggest part of the Museum’s exhibition. These are realistic representation of ecosystems found in the Eastern Meditarranean region.
The Live Museum is a special arranged area with small scale aquariums and terrariums housing living animals that can be found in Eastern Meditarranean region.
In addition: The Seismic Table, the Stavros Niarchos Discovery Center, Fossils’ part and the impressive Light Mysteries – Holograms, 3D and Optical Illusions exhibition.


Useful information(last updated: May 2020)

Opening times: in winter Monday – Friday 09:00 – 15:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 / in summer (mid April to October) daily from 09.00 – 20.00hrs.

General Admission Fee: 7.5

Reduced Admission Fees
Children 4 – 18 years old 4.5 €
Adults over 65 years old 4.5 €
Teachers 4.5 €
Students of Educational Institutions 4.5 €

Exhibition Halls of Natural History Museum of Crete: Sofokli Venizelou Avenue Heraklion Crete, Greece Tel: +30 2810 282740, +30 2810 393630

Web site: Natural History Museum of Crete 

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