One thing is certain … children of all ages will hold their breath while older visitors will find the museum really educational.
A visit to the Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a great opportunity for children to come into contact with the animal and plant kingdoms and understand the interaction of ecosystems.
Children will be impressed by the life sized exhibits, which even include mammals.
The exhibition at the Gaia Centre aims to provide information about the way our planet works and mankind’s influence on it. Its ultimate goal is to educate visitors about our planet’s resources and improve visitors’ ecological consciousness.
It is highly recommended that you visit the Goulandris Museum of Natural History around Christmas.
Families should know
- It goes without saying that it is forbidden to touch the exhibits in the various collections, especially those that are not protected. Expect that children will be excited by the mammals
- It is important to know that the ladies in the museum shop, although very polite, are quite strict with young children and do not allow them to touch items on sale, some of which are of great value
- Although there are no organised tours for the various exhibits in the Museum of Natural History and the Gaia Centre, all the exhibits have captions in English
- During the weekend, the museum entrance is on Levidou 13 Street. During the weekdays, the entrance for the Gaia Centre is on Othonos Street 100.
- The museum is quite close to Kifissia station – the last stop of line 1 (Piraeus-Kifissia overground station). In addition, the centre can be reached by the following buses: A7, X14 and 550 (Platanos Square), B9 (stop: ISAP)
Kids will love
- The exact replica of Triceratops in the reptile hall, measuring 7.16 metres
- The life-sized replicas of a giraffe, a zebra, a white rhino and other animals
- The Paleontological collection of fossils
Parents will love
- The plethora of important exhibits
- The exhibition in the Gaia Centre where visitors are shown how planet Earth has been functioning for millions of years and how it functions today, with the intervention of modern people
- The museum garden with its towering cedar of Lebanon in the centre
- The Museum Café and its magnificent garden
Best season to visit
Children (5+) 4€
Children (Under 5) Free
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