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Natural History Museum of Crete


The Natural History Museum of Crete is located next to the Venetian harbour and offers a unique experience to its visitors. In its showrooms, of over 3500 m2, the natural environment of Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean is presented in an innovative and spectacular way. Particular emphasis has been given to Greece and Crete. 
The four levels of the exhibition are divided into the “Mega-Dioramas” section, that is, realistic and full-size representations of nature, the Deinotherium section, the Fossil section, the “Living Museum” section, the “Erevnotopos” section, the “Enceladus” section, the Multimedia Room and the Temporary Exhibitions Area.  

Learn about the natural environment of Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean.

In a total exhibition area of 3.500 m2,

with comparative Mega-Dioramas, realistic representations of the most important ecosystems of the region,
with many interactive exhibits and games for all ages,
with a  specially designed area for children, the “Erevnotopos” (“research land”)
with an area dedicated to the NATURA 2000 Network of Crete, the “NATURA HALL”.  
with an earthquake simulator, that is, a seismic table called “Enceladus” which operates in the museum offering visitors the unique opportunity to experience, in a protected environment, strong earthquakes and to learn how to react, and
with a lot more.

Don’t miss the temporary exhibition on dinosaurs entitled “Dinosaurs Extreme” and a second one called «Light Mysteries».

Tel: 2810282740 & 2810393630



Opening hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 20:00

Weekends 10:00 - 20:00

General Admission Fee: 9€

Reduced admission: 5,5€

Children 4 – 18 year old and persons over 65 years old                                      

University students and students at Technological Education Institutes or equivalent schools of   Member- States of the European Union                                       

Parents of large families                                                                              


Tickets for groups (over 10 persons)

Adults: 8,00€

Children and young 4-18 years: 4,5€