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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Great for a rainy day with kids

Very cute natural history museum with lots of attractions to keep little ones happy. There was an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cik201
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Brooklyn
So Much Fun! For the Whole Family!

as we drove into Heraklion, we went past this giant building with a dinosaur outside it and just... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
brent k
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Kansas City, Missouri
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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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"earthquake simulator"
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"moving dinosaurs"
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"stuffed animals"
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"live animals"
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"earthquake room"
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"class room"
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"great for kids"
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"optical illusion"
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"science experiments"
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"all ages"
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"kids and adults"
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"an eye opener"
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"interesting thing"
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"explain things"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cute natural history museum with lots of attractions to keep little ones happy. There was an earthquake stimulator in the bottom, which was fascinating for the grown-ups and fun for the kids, and some cool moving dinosaurs as well. Animal room had a decent...More

Thank cik201
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

as we drove into Heraklion, we went past this giant building with a dinosaur outside it and just had to stop. and boy were we glad that we DID! what an amazing find, and a wonderful learning experience for people interested in the natural history...More

Thank brent k
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The museum is small compared to those in the big cities of Europe but the exhibits are fun and interesting. Our 4 year old loved it and so did we. They have a kids corner with some fun activities to do after exploring the exhibits....More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Well worth a visit with five floors depicting many interesting artefacts including pir activate dinosaurs, an earthquake experience and a small cinema. The staff are very helpful and display a happy cheerful disposition.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Despite this museum covering 5 floors it was just the right length to keep our interest. Each floor told a different story. it was interactive, informative and made learning fun. Much better then expected, love the moving dinosaurs, film and earthquake stimulator.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best places we visited. Fantastic for young and old alike. 5 floors filled with stuffed animals displayed in their natural habitats, moving dinosaurs, flora, fauna, light and sound illusions and much more. The interactive discovery floor was fantastic. Loved the earthquake simulator....More

Thank ZittaN
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very good museum. Large dinosaur collection and they are moving. Very interesting was feeling the real earthquake. Very terrifying! Nice collection of animals too.

Thank Muduke
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Fancied a trip away from the hotel pool , and a day out , the hotel arranged a taxi for us and the taxi driver even waited for us and took us on a tour as well , and still cost less than the Thompson...More

Thank peterrice1
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum has a mixed bag of attractions, there are several dinosaurs (some move) some live animals, a LOT of stuffed animals and a section devoted to optical illusions, we enjoyed our visit. It does tell the story of mediterranean flaura and fauna not just...More

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

One of the most interactive museum. We had a very good time. It's also perfect for kids of all ages! The earthquake simulator was amazing and the stuff very welcoming.

Thank LouSaleme
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros
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