GNHM

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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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GEOLOGY

GEOLOGY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides .. The Museum’s rock collection consists primarily of minerals from Greece. It begins with the cycle of rock, a schematic presentation of their creation and their transformation. Next, the rocks are classified in eruptives, when their matter comes partly or totally from the depths of the crust of the earth (like granite), in sedimentary, when their material in its total comes from the outside of the crust...

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PALEONTOLOGY

PALEONTOLOGY Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . Fossils are relics of plant or animal organisms which have remained in the Earth’s interior for millions of years and with time have been turned to stone. The palaeontological exhibit begins with a diagram of the history of life, the creation of volcanoes and mountains, and the earth’s climate in various geological eras. It is accompanied by a rich collection of characteristic fossils in chronological order that...

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MARINE BIOLOGY

MARINE BIOLOGY   Take a small taste of the virtual tour Goulandris Natural History Museum provides . 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...

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