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THE FIRST INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION ON CLIMATE CHANGE OPENED WITH THE TITLE “CLIMATE CHANGE AND US”

For the first time in the history of the planet, humans are playing a major role in climate change. Climate change is the most serious environmental issue the world is facing, as it directly threatens the continuation of life as we know it. The Museum has created the first interactive climate change exhibition to help visitors better understand the effects of climate change, the extent to which it affects us all, and how everyone can help.

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e-NATURE: Fruits and vegetables -We plant Spinach

"Plants we eat" is one of the 3 subcategories of e-Nature, which the Educational Department of the Natural History Museum has prepared for children (see more in e-Kids, in the Menu of our website). Following our instructions, children will become little Gardeners-Gardeners and watch the plants grow under their own care! In the "Plants we eat" category we continue with spinach!

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e-NATURE: Fresh herbs -We plant Garlic!

Plants we can smell (Aromatics) is one of the 3 subcategories of e-Nature, which the Educational Department of the Natural History Museum has prepared for children (see more in e-Kids, in the Menu of our website). Following our instructions, children will become little Gardeners-Gardeners and watch the plants grow under their own care!

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THE AWARD EVENT OF THE STUDENT PAINTING COMPETITION “NIKI GOULANDRIS” in June 5th, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, , World Environment Day, the Award Ceremony of the Panhellenic Painting Competition "Niki Goulandris" with the theme "Greek Wildflowers" took place in the Museum’s garden. During the event that was dedicated to the memory of the co-founder of our Museum late Nikis Goulandris, twelve talented elementary school students were awarded.The winners, from schools of Attica, Thessaloniki, Viotia, Lesvos, Santorini and Lefkada, received their awards from the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Lina Mendoni.

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e-NATURE: Flowering plants – We plant Iris

Flowering plants 1. IRIS This is a beautiful flower, with many different colors like the rainbow’s. That's why it is called Iris, (name of the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow!) It is planted in autumn and in the spring time it gives us enchanting colorful flowers that beautify our balcony and our garden! Its beauty made of Iris a favorite painting subject of famous artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Iris symbolizes faith, hope, purity, and communication -...

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BOTANY

BOTANY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . The Museum’s botanical exhibition introduces visitors to the kingdom of plants. The botanical exhibits begin with an introduction to biology. A large three-dimensional representation of the plant cell is the visitors’ first contact with the basic unit of every living organism. The processes of growth, reproduction, and heredity are projected in accurate reproductions that show the basic functions of plant cells. The great variety of shapes characteristic of...

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ZOOLOGY

ZOOLOGY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . Among the mammals’ collection of the Museum there are monotremes and marsupials of Australia such as the duck-billed platypus and the spiny ant-eater, the kangaroo and the koala. The placental mammals are distributed in various biotopes: The African savanna with a family of lions, cheetahs, and a baboon, the tropical forest of S.E. Asia with the tiger and the Malaysian bear, the cold coniferous forest of Central Asia...

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ENTOMOLOGY

ENTOMOLOGY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . Approximately 30.000 species of insects have been recorded in Greece, many of which do not exist anywhere else. Visitors to the entomological exhibition of the Museum can look at butterflies and moths from Greece and other countries; there are also representative species of the most important groups such as diptera (flies) and hymenoptera (bees, wasps, ants), orthoptera (locusts, crickets), and coleoptera (beetles, ladybirds) etc. A series of lighted panels...

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ORNITHOLOGY

ORNITHOLOGY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . Approximately 9000 species of birds have been recorded worldwide, of which 426 have been observed in Greece. The country is very important as a wintering and nesting area, as well as a resting-place for those birds that cover great distances during their migrations. The Museum has a rich collection of birds, representing 95% of the Greek avifauna. In a large 22 meter display showing mountains, forests, plains, wetlands...

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HERPETOLOGY

HERPETOLOGY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . The Museum’s reptile collections include Greek turtles. Three sea turtles are exhibited, of which being the Leatherback Turtle, which has also been reported in the Mediterranean Sea even though it is a cosmopolitan species. The display with the endangered species of Greek seas includes Caretta caretta, the most common sea turtle of the Greek seas and the only one to lay its eggs at the beaches of our...

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