The Natural History Museum of Crete functions as part of the School of Sciences of the University of Crete; despite its title, it does not only present the natural wealth of the island, but also of the rest of Greece and of the Eastern Mediterranean.
In the 800 square metres of the museum, in specially transformed areas, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the geological evolution of Crete, various important geological formations such as caves, the species that once lived on Crete but are now extinct, endangered animals such as the Monk seal and the Bearded vulture, as well as about plants and organisms of all kinds that thrive on the island.
The animals are displayed by way of accurate representations, in their real dimensions (dioramas). The museum also has an outdoor botanical garden.
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- History, Culture
- What to do (Activities)
- What to see (Culture, Nature)
- location Sophocles Venizelos Avenue, Heraklio, Heraklio
- museum type Nature
- exhibits Flora & Fauna
- type Museum
- relevant routes & paths
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 15:00
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tel.: +30 2810 393630, 282740
Price Ticket(€): 6 €/people
Price Ticket for Children(€): 4 €/people
Price Ticket for Teachers (by identity ELME): free