The Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklion
(4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
The Natural History Museum of Crete remains dedicated to the plant and animal life of the Eastern Mediterranean region, with an emphasis on Greece and Crete. View fascinating exhibits like the representations of ecosystems; an elephant-like, nearly complete skeleton of one of the largest species that ever lived on earth; an earthquake simulator; and interactive discovery displays for children. Do not miss the living-animal exhibit with small aquariums housing native creatures. See The Natural History Museum of Crete and all Heraklion has to offer by arranging your trip with our Heraklion vacation trip planner.
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  • We visited this museum as there was a force 8 gale blowing and though it had not been very well reviewed, it was something to do on a very wet day. We were very glad we did as we thought it an excelle...  more »
  • A definite place to visit. The dinosaur's have motion sensors therefore on approaching each one they begin to move - brilliant. There is a large display of wildlife to be found on the island plus an e...  more »
  • rich Museum, fully polyorofo service for the fauna of Crete and had no Monon. Intended taricheymena animals and birds and some live (insects and reptiles). Replicas of dinosaurs and natural experiments (as and create seismoy make. What should for a visiting school. ego as one diethesa sculpture, and more from 3 hours to see (leptomerws). Is under the supervision of the University.
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  • I had a great time there!! The staff is always around, ready to help, explain or give information.
  • It is small but interesting museum where you can find information about Crete's species and dinosaurs.
  • Had an Excellent experience here. Lots of good information and the earthquake simulator is very fun. Glad I went
  • A small, but perfectly formed Museum, with very interesting exhibits. Recommended to all.
  • Unexpected museum in Heraklion. Great for kids.