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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 2740
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Description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive...
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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Nice place for family outing

Everything about nature can be found here in this museum. From moving dinos to recent inhabitants and even natural disasters/how to face them. They have a very cool Earthquake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

9 euros a bit steep but nice for kids. Biologist staff are nice & English-speaking. Most interesting part: dioramas of endemic animals.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Its good when you have kids, for adults its a bit boring. we enjoyed the earthquake simulation a lot, which was interesting. Physics section upstairs was also fun. The rest was so so. the entrance is quite pricy, I wouldnt go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Everything about nature can be found here in this museum. From moving dinos to recent inhabitants and even natural disasters/how to face them. They have a very cool Earthquake Classroom that modify different levels of Earthquake and a Science Room which tells you lots of fun facts about light, illusion and sounds. The staffs are more than welcoming and helpful.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my time at this museum, but I think if I'm comparing the price tag between this and the Archaeological Museum, this one felt overpriced. This museum is a great place to take children, but for adults, there's much less to really see. I was a little disappointed with the earthquake portion of their permanent collection. They do have large,... More 

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Greece Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I forgot I had my 3 years old son with me. He was playing by himself!!! We had spend 3 hours, and I am sure we could spend more. Interesting interactive ways for the children to learn and not only for them. Very clean. Take a snack with you, there is only water and crackers in the museum!.

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nicosia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went there thinking we'd spend 30 minutes-1 hour, but we ended up spending much more time. Kids loved the earthquake simulator, the tablet they lent us with activities, the optical illusions room and of course the dinosaur. And do note that my kids went to the Natural History Museum in London last year, yet this one impressed them too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The best thing about this place from my point of view is the building (old electric station) and the earthquake simulator. This museum will interest both adults and children.

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Bethany, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good collection of archeological finds from around the island. Good explanations only thing many areas do not allow pictures.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

For little kids this is very interesting place. Earthquake simulator, dinosaurs, light and optics-kids won't be boring as they are in typical museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed the optical illusions on the top floor, provided a lot of hilarity. The earth quake simulation was very educational as we have never experienced what it feels like. Must be terrifying to happen in real life.

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Additional Information about The Natural History Museum of Crete

Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 2740
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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