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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Perfect for families

Besides the interesting exhibits, there is also a nice history behind the building itself... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Great for a rainy day with kids

Very cute natural history museum with lots of attractions to keep little ones happy. There was an... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
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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.
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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Besides the interesting exhibits, there is also a nice history behind the building itself, initially built as the first electrical power station for the city of Heraklion

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Very cute natural history museum with lots of attractions to keep little ones happy. There was an earthquake stimulator in the bottom, which was fascinating for the grown-ups and fun for the kids, and some cool moving dinosaurs as well. Animal room had a decent...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

as we drove into Heraklion, we went past this giant building with a dinosaur outside it and just had to stop. and boy were we glad that we DID! what an amazing find, and a wonderful learning experience for people interested in the natural history...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank brent k
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The museum is small compared to those in the big cities of Europe but the exhibits are fun and interesting. Our 4 year old loved it and so did we. They have a kids corner with some fun activities to do after exploring the exhibits....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Well worth a visit with five floors depicting many interesting artefacts including pir activate dinosaurs, an earthquake experience and a small cinema. The staff are very helpful and display a happy cheerful disposition.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Despite this museum covering 5 floors it was just the right length to keep our interest. Each floor told a different story. it was interactive, informative and made learning fun. Much better then expected, love the moving dinosaurs, film and earthquake stimulator.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Roseatmccarthy
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best places we visited. Fantastic for young and old alike. 5 floors filled with stuffed animals displayed in their natural habitats, moving dinosaurs, flora, fauna, light and sound illusions and much more. The interactive discovery floor was fantastic. Loved the earthquake simulator....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ZittaN
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very good museum. Large dinosaur collection and they are moving. Very interesting was feeling the real earthquake. Very terrifying! Nice collection of animals too.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Muduke
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Fancied a trip away from the hotel pool , and a day out , the hotel arranged a taxi for us and the taxi driver even waited for us and took us on a tour as well , and still cost less than the Thompson...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank peterrice1
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum has a mixed bag of attractions, there are several dinosaurs (some move) some live animals, a LOT of stuffed animals and a section devoted to optical illusions, we enjoyed our visit. It does tell the story of mediterranean flaura and fauna not just...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros