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The Goulandris Museum of Natural History


Goulandris Museum of Natural History

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 particular, to draw attention to the need to protect Greece's natural wildlife habitats and species in 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 Greece. The botanical collections have over 200.000 species of plants among which there are 145 newly-discovered ones, which have been recorded thanks to the museum's research. Display of bivalvular molluscs from various parts of the world - Goulandris Museum of Natural History Athens

In the museum's laboratories, scientific research is being carried out in the areas of ecology, botany, zoology, geology, paleontology and biotechnology. The exhibition rooms show the variety and interdependence of the bio-communities and the floral, animal and geological wealth of Greece in detail.

The Goulandris Museum of Natural History also functions as a complementary educational institution for all levels of education. Its activities include educational programs, seminars, lectures, the publication of books and other material and temporary exhibitions on crucial environmental issues in Greece and abroad.

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13, Levidou Street, Kifissia – Athens
Nearest metro stationKifissia Top



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