The Natural History Museum of Crete is one of Heraklion’s top attractions. The museum focuses on the eastern Mediterranean’s natural environment, especially Greece and Crete. It is a great place for kids and adults alike, as it features a variety of interactive displays on the flora and wildlife of Crete. The Natural History Museum is divided into several areas, with the Stavros Niarchos Discovery Center being the top attraction amongst families, with “the cave of mystery”, “the Mountain”, “the Plane tree Cinema” and so much more. Other exhibition halls include the Mega-Dioramas, the gigantean Deinotherium, the "Live Museum", the Seismic Table and Fossils' part. There is also a Temporary Exhibition Hall and a Multimedia Hall in the museum.
Adults: €8.00 Children (4-18years): €5.00
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Live Museum and the Stavros Niarchos Discovery Center
The Natural History Museum of Crete does not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. The city of Heraklion is however known to be home to a small mosque, namely the Masjed Al Noor. Muslims visiting the museum can therefore ask staff at the attraction to direct them to this mosque at prayer times.
The Natural History Museum of Crete is not known to house a café. Visitors to the museum will however be able to find plenty of dining establishments in the area surrounding the attraction. While these outlets will not be Halal certified, they are sure to serve vegetarian and seafood dishes.