Located in Kifisia, a northeastern suburb of Athens, the Goulandris Museum of Natural History was founded in 1965 by Angelos and Niki Goulandris to promote people's interest in the natural sciences and to raise the awareness of the need to protect Greece's natural habitats and species. The museum has significant collections of Greek mammals, insects, birds, shells, reptiles, minerals, rocks, and fossils.
The botanical collections have more than 200.000 species of plants, with 145 newly discovered ones. The museum is great fun for kids as it also has a 7.16-meter replica of Triceratops, life-sized replicas of a zebra, giraffe, and a white rhino, and a great collection of ancient fossils. One of the most popular exhibits is the Gaia Centre, which shows how modern people have affected the development and "behavior" of planet Earth.
Levidou 13, Kifisia 145 62, Greece, website, Phone: +30-21-0801-5870 Photo: Goulandris Natural History Museum
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