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Review of Dinosauria

Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Kato Gouves
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Herákleion, Iraklion, Greece
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

- Inexperienced staff
- Considerably high entrance fee
- 5D cinema not available
- Terrible translations really unacceptable

In general the whole excibition was poorly organized.
There is still plenty room for improvement.

Visited May 2013
Thank Lucas K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Dinosaurs roar into Crete”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

IF you don't know your T-Rex dinosaur from a Raptorex or a Dicertops from a Diploducus then a new exhibition in Crete is the place for you.
Dinosauria opened this week through to October/November on the Greek Island of Crete, and brings together a well balanced exhibition that will thrill children of all ages and inform and delight adults at the same time.
Situated at the National Exhibition Centre at Gouves, Heraklion near to the CretAquarium and spread over 2,500 square feet of space it is an educational exhibit that will take you back to the heart of the prehistoric period.
However you have to be prepared for ther sheer size of the animals on display, with clever work to re-create the past. All the signage is thoughtfully displaced in four languages
The life size exhibts move and roar their sounds in a realistic manner. You will certainly be surprised by the actual size of the beasts. We have all seen then depicted on television screen as well as in the movies, but nothing prepares you for reality.
The exhition cleverly uses sensors so the models all start to move as you approach them, and the staff are very informative and helpful making the whole experience memorable for all the right reasons.
There is a 5D cinema experience, the first in Greece to complete the well thought out show, as well as a large car-park, refreshments and souvenirs making it al all-round educational and entertaining experience.
The exhibition is open daily from 9am through to 8.pm. Admission is €8.50 for adults €6.50 for children, under fours are free. Group admission is €5

Visited May 2013
8 Thank Scribe1941
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Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Before two days I visited with my nephew the exhibition of Dinosauria. In this place there are many kinds of dinosaurs in their life size and simulate their life way. The exhibition is configured as their natural environment. Dinos look like real!!! They move and have sounds. We felt like being many millions years ago.....!!! We informed about their eating and daily habits too. Also, my nephew made excavation and found his own fossils!!! Visiting Dinosauria is an exciting experience for all the ages.....!!

Visited April 2013
4 Thank Maria F
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