Helmi's Natural History Museum, Zakynthos

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Helmi's Natural History Museum allows visitors a chance to learn about Zakynthos' natural heritage. The exhibits include collections of thousands of samples taken from the natural world. The permanent exhibit includes displays about coastal ecosystems, olive groves, wetlands, scrublands, birds, rocks, fossils, marine life, and much more. The museum also hosts educational programs for kids and often presents temporary exhibits. Check the website for details. To visit Helmi's Natural History Museum and get the most from your holiday in Zakynthos, create itinerary details personal to you using our Zakynthos trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Interesting but not enough focussed on the island. However the most stunning collection of butterflies I have ever seen.  more »
  • The Museum is quite far from the country but the whole waiting to compensate. The Museum has a fantastic exhibits which are private collection of the owner who created the Museum with its own capital. The staff is very polite and helpful. It's definitely worth a visit and if you have children that will surely delight
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  • Twice we tried going to the timetable from their inbound and releases on site and was always closed. No one answered the phone ... Too bad we wanted to visit it.
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  • TL;DR: Not very good but could still be worse, ended up as a big dissapointment. Overall the museum is acceptable but the exhibition was only in 3 rooms, which was too small considering almost ⅔ of it was just showcasing mostly already familiar animals from around the world, and therefore felt quite lacking. The taxidermied animals seemed quite low quality (expecially the eyes). The museum would've been so much better if the exhibits would have mostly consisted of zakynthian animals or even ones that are found in Greece. At least the tickets were quite cheap at 6€ per adult and 20% off that if you had been to the much better Askos stone park which I could actually recommend going to.
  • It's a bit pricy for only 4 rooms. Only a small part (1 room) of the exhibition is limited to zakynthos, the other 3 rooms are global wildlife informations.
  • 4 rooms, more for local children i would guess. hardly any zakynthos special insights. very nice butterfly collection
  • Has a little bit about Zakynthos flora and fauna, but otherwise its generally stuffed animals and dead things from around the world. To be fair I guess that is what natural history museums usually are, I think I was hoping to just learn more about the island, and not see as many dead animals...
  • Not bad for 6 euros... sticking googly eyes on the taxidermy is hilarious.. but probably not historically accurate.
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