• Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr
  • Natural History Museum
    ©www.nhmc.uoc.gr

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Heraklion
Natural History Museum


Time schedule
Time schedule

Summer schedule: 9:00 to 19:00 every week day and weekends

The museum’s opening hours change form time to time therefore we strongly suggest that you cross check the timetable before visiting. You can cross check the museum’s opening hours by following the link (http://www.nhmc.uoc.gr) or by contacting the museum’s front desk (+30 2810282740).

 

 

Prices
Prices

Adults: 8€
Children 4-18 years old: 5€

Tours in Greek / English only offered to groups of over 10 people by appointment. A guided tour for a group with up to 20 participants cost 20€. For every additional participant the extra charge is 1€.

Since ticket prices might change from time to time, we would advise you to consult the museum’s webpage (http://www.nhmc.uoc.gr/) before visiting.

Heraklion Culture

Natural History Museum

Located in a modern environment, young and older visitors can discover the wonders of nature and travel back in time ...don't forget to visit the giant Deinotherium - its size is really imposing.

The Natural History Museum is the perfect choice for little explorers! It has various sections: Zoological (animals and plants of the east Mediterranean) , Palaeontological (Deinotherium, Dinosaurs, Earthquakes), Light Mysteries (Holograms, 3D and Optical Illusions) a temporary exhibition that will be hosted in the museum until November 2014. Founded in 1980, it constantly renews the exhibits and collections so as to attract the interest of young and older visitors.

During the summer months, the museum hosts a range of exhibitions. Do not forget to see the Deinotherium, the third largest mammal ever found in the world and the largest mammal ever lived in Crete. This giant animal that lived in Crete 7-9 million years ago lives again in the museum in its real life dimensions – reaching a height of 4.5 metres and a length of 6.5 metres.

One of our favourite places in the museum is the Erevnotopos, an area of 250sqm, specially designed for children. There you and your children can discover fossils in the sand, spend a night in camp, drive a small boat and explore the various ecosystems of the Mediterranean.

Families should know
  • Unfortunately the museum cafe is closed, so it is advisable that you bring water and a snack with you
  • Parking is available opposite the museum at an extra charge
  • Avoid the weekends as it can get busy
  • The exhibits are presented in Greek and English only
Additional facilities

Gift shop

Other amenities

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Natural History Museum

  • WC
  • Changing mat

Other parents say...

  • If you travel with children and you find yourself in Heraklion, it is worth visiting. Amazing photos and rare artefacts.

    Katerina L.
  • Outstanding experience for kids. A museum that feels so different with highly educational programs. You should ALL go.

    Manolis A.
  • It is definitely worth a visit. The children were amazed by the dinosaurs and were looking frantically for fossils in the specifically designed areas. We were impressed by the earthquake simulator, we experienced an earthquake of 6 Richter … It was scary.

    Eleni T.
  • The Natural History Museum in Heraklion was a fun and highly educational experience. The earthquake simulator is impressive. You can even learn how to protect yourself in the case of an earthquake.

    Kostas P.

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