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The Natural History Museum of Crete in Heraklion

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.

One can 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: November ’14)

Opening times: in winter Monday – Friday 09:00 – 14:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 / in summer (mid April to October) daily from 09.00 – 20.00hrs.

Entrance Fee: 8 €, children 4 – 18 year old: 5 €

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

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