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The Natural History Museum of Crete

Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
30 2810 282740
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Prairieville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This museum was on my maybe list, but I am so glad I did not skip it. It is not like others natural history museums I have been to as it is very creatively structured with interesting and varied exhibits. Being a big kid, I really enjoyed the earthquake experience.

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Rhodes, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I liked everything, also the expo with the moving dinosaurs. The ticket was ok (8euros) and the book-gift store quit plesant with many books and toys for the children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to the natural history museum and were delightfully surprised by the quality of the museum. The holographic portion of the museum was fascinating. One novel feature is the earthquake simulator which was actually pretty awesome.

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Erlenbach über Schweich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our son begged to stay at this upscale museum to be with his favorite pals, those big lizards with big teeth. He particularly liked digging up his own fossils and bones with the help of the great staff here. The earthquake experience also brought out the screams of joy. Highly recommend this for anyone with kids visiting Crete.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This small museum is ostensibly a natural history museum with displays about the flora and fauna of Crete arranged as if on a mountain leading down to the sea and then underground. I have to say that that aspect of the museum was pretty boring, with old fashioned cases of stuffed animals in dioramas. However what made the experience great... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you have young children, it is a very good direction to go. We skipped archaeological museums as with 4 year old child - they mostly love jumping over stones which causes severe knee bruises;) But this one was enjoyed by children - especially digging out archaeological artifacts, cool glasses and helmet to wear and earthquake simulator and anything they... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The museum is located right near the sea in an imposing building spread over several floors and open 9-5pm when I was there with a 8 euros entrance which makes it probably the most expensive museum on the island (Knossos is only 6 euros). I visited the museum in less than 30 minutes as they seem to have only some... More

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Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was lucky to see the Argentinian exhibition for Dinosaurs. Also a simulation of Earth's most strong earthquakes will be an excellent experience.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited the Natural History Museum of Crete approximately a month ago and we were really impressed! The exhibition with the dinosaurs of Patagonia was the highlight of the museum as they seemed more than real! Also, we really liked the earthquake simulator since it gave us the chance to learn a lot about earthquakes and experience them in a... More

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Retford
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We visited here last week as my 3 year old son loves dinosaurs! We saw a poster for it at the airport so thought we'd give it a go. It isn't a huge place but worth a look. There is quite a lot of displays and a lot of information. My son was hoping for more dinosaurs, but the ones... More

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