Shells are the life-work of organisms called Mollusks. They number more than 130,000 species and represent the second most numerous animal group after insects. They are widely expanded and live anywhere.
In the Museum’s hall is exhibited an extensive collection of shells from the Greek seas, the result of research activity of the marine biology department, as well as a selection of shells from all over the world, in an impressive variety of colours and shapes.
In another hall are exhibited fresh water shells, from lakes and rivers, as well as land mollusks, the well-known snails. There are also starfish, sea urchins, lobsters, crabs, barnacles and other marine organisms. In a specially built hall, a rich collection of corals and sponges displays the underwater panorama.
The exhibits are arranged based on their systemic classification in families. They are accompanied by texts, designs and pictures providing visitors with information on life in the sea, in combination with special projections.