The Goulandris Museum of Natural History

Museum Type Science & Nature
City Athens
Address 13 Levidou Street
Postal Code 145 62
Telephone210-8015870, 210-8086405, 210-8087345
Fax 210-8080674
Museum Description

The Goulandris Museum of Natural History was founded in 1965 in order to promote interest in the natural sciences, to raise the awareness of the public, in general, and in particural to call its attention to the need to protect Greece's natural wildlife habitats and species in the danger of extinction.

The Museum includes large collections of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles, shells, rocks, minerals and fossils, from the rich natural wildlife of the Greek territory. The botanical collections number over 200.000 species of plants, among which there are 145 newly-discovered ones, which have been recorded thanks to the Museum's research. In the Museum's laboratories, scientific research is being carried out in the areas of ecology, botany, zoology, geology, palaeontology and biotechnology. In the exhibition rooms are presented in detail the variety and interdependence of the biocommunities and the floral, animal and geological wealth of Greece.

The Goulandris Museum of Natural History also functions as a complementary educational institution for all levels of education. Its activities include further education programmes, seminars, lectures, the publication of books and other material, and itinerant exhibitions on crucial environmental issues in Greece and abroad. The Museum is linked to international organizations and to Institutes of Higher Education.

Full admission: 2,39 €
Reduced admission: 1,17 €

Daily: 09.00-14.30
Fridays:  Closed

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