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Crete Aquarium
Crete Aquarium
#About Crete's Aquarium

The Crete Aquarium in Hersonissos is an aquarium that represents aquatic life around Crete.

This is a fantastic attraction for kids and parents alike. There are sea turtles, octopuses, lobsters, all kinds of fish and organisms, in all colors and sizes.

Don't be surprised about finding an impressive reptile display. With children you are also welcome to join in the daily feedings here.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/UZiUiVLPyMw


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/lPeof-YJ2fU
Museum of Natural Sciences
Museum of Natural Sciences
#About Varna's Museum of Natural Sciences

The Museum of Natural Sciences is a great museum for learning about the nature of the area. Here anyone can learn about the fauna, flora and geology of the Black Sea region. The museum also includes areas such as paleontology, botany and zoology of invertebrates.

If you love nature and its history - this museum is worth a visit. Its location is in the Sea Garden, opposite the Palace of Culture and Sport.
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
Milan Natural History Museum
#The Milan Natural History Museum

The Milan Natural History Museum (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale), is an interesting museum for the whole family, one of the most important natural history museums in Europe and the largest museum of its kind in Italy.

Within the museum's 23 halls are many exhibits depicting the history of evolution and nature on Earth, zoology and the history of mankind. There are reviews, accompanied by interesting explanations, about the lives of mammals and other species, rocks, minerals, fossils and more.
Many shelves display a huge collection of fossils, various minerals and rare natural materials.

Zoology and the animal world also have a wonderful expression here. It begins with prehistory, a whole hall displays models and skeletons of dinosaurs. In other halls, there are a variety of stuffed animals, including some of the extinct species. There are also skulls and skeletons of different animals, while the highlight of this wing is undoubtedly a giant whale skeleton, 5 meters long.

After visiting the museum, you are welcome to stroll through the green park around it, Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. The park has wonderful lawns and many statues are scattered around it. It also has climbing facilities for children, and on Sundays, they also have an electric carousel, bumper cars and more of the kind. Space lovers are also welcome to visit the planetarium.



#Tips

Entrance is free on the first Sunday of every month and Tuesdays from 2 pm.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/JQDR64YBHX8
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
#About the Center for Natural History in General

Like all museums of its kind in the world, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles returns visitors thousands to millions of years back in time. Here you will encounter fossils, skeletons, gems and stones in general, minerals and stuffed animals, alongside models of dinosaurs and animals that have been extinct for millions of years.

You will also find views of a wide range of topics related to nature and science. Here is an exhibition of ancient art from the world, dealing with the diverse history of the American continent, and more.

Today, the main attraction in the museum is the new dinosaur hall. Here is displayed one of the largest and most impressive dinosaur exhibits in the world.

Among the rich collections in the exhibits, there are insect collections, African and North American mammal display, a hall of stuffed birds, rocks and gems, minerals, diamonds, sapphire rocks, rubies, and different fossils, shell, ceramics, survival tools, and more.

If you've dreamed of walking among dinosaurs, and almost touch the extinct creatures, this museum is the place.


#Tips

Near the museum there are wide gardens.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/inDn_h7By6c


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/Uf373yy_7eo



The Dinosaur that Visits:

https://youtu.be/7_tbWWVMLZw

Nature Museums

Natural History Exposition
Natural History Exposition
#About the Natural History Museum of Burgas

The Burgas Natural History Exposition is in the building that was built in 1897, and is dedicated to the city and the region around, the less urban parts. This small museum teaches about nature, geology, plants, and animals. There are historical geological displays from the Burgas area and the biological variety.

The Natural History Exposition is in an old house from the 19th century, designed in the neo-Classical style. On the first floor, the museum describes the animals, plants, and local geology. On the top floor you can see a respected collection of stuffed birds and animals.

In the museum there are unique exhibits, dedicated to topics like "the birds in the Wet Zones of Burgas," "Fauna and Flora of the Strandza Mountain," and "The magical world of the stones."



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8F-FLm2t3R0
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Children's Museum
#About the Children's Museum in Brooklyn

You are in the first museum established in New York, especially for children. The museum was established in 1899 and is among the earliest museums in the world, specific for children. And so, up to today the museum is oriented to children and does a great job at evoking curiosity, creativity, and a sense of self-expression.

At the Brooklyn Children's Museum there are a variety of activities and challenges for kids, whose purpose is to expose kids at an early age to things like art, nature, human beings, especially those from far away from more exotic lands.

There is so much variety that it is hard to describe it all. Examples of activities? There is a costume section with a stage for performances, toys for toddlers and a sandbox, a section with kitchen utensils that have become musical instruments, and a special section for babies.

One of the corners that kids really love, is the stores and restaurants areas. These have all been adjusted to kid height, and it lets children act like adults, so they can either go grocery shopping, and fill a cart with stuff, or some can enter the workforce and make Italian pizzas.



#Tips

During the summer months the museum has water activities for children, so be sure to bring an extra set of clothes.

We recommend coming with children between the ages of 5 - 6 years old.

The museum is closed on Mondays.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2v6LfygMI3M
Antipa Museum
Antipa Museum
#About the Museum of Nature and National History

One of the oldest museums and research institutes in Europe in the natural sciences is the Museum of Nature and History of Bucharest. It was founded in 1834 and is located in the north of the city, near the train station. In the museum you will find a large and impressive collection of exhibits, of about 2 million exhibits in the field of biology and zoology.

In the various permanent exhibits you will see models and exhibits of the different oceans in the world, the Black Sea and its seals, the variety of animals in the jungles of Malaysia, an exhibition of birds of paradise and more. In between, in temporary exhibitions, the museum's collection of artifacts - zoological collections, paleontology, minerals, rocks and ethnographic collections - are exposed to the museum.

The zoological collections teach about biodiversity in Romania and abroad. The geological and paleontological collections on the continuous changes in the earth's crust and the climate and ethnographic collections show the cultural and social diversity of the world.

The museum has 3 main objectives:

1. Preserve, rehabilitate, and display the collections - to researchers, teachers, students and more- to anyone who is interested and wants to learn.

2. Scientific expeditions, taxidermy, scientific works in the fields of history and nature, and acceptance of advertising.

3. Education, higher education, doctoral studies, conferences, public relations, publication of documents, books, booklets, CDs and websites in the various natural areas.

Between the stuffed animals and models, your children and probably you too, will spend a couple hours of interest and curiosity.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/mPLIpWiB4oU
Haus des Meeres
Haus des Meeres
#About Vienna’s Water World

In this vast aquarium with 5 spectacular floors, you can meet with children 3,500 animals - sharks, crocodiles, snakes, lizards and a vast variety of fish. Although there are also few terrestrial animals (a tropical house, a reptile house and an ants house), the emphasis here is definitely on marine animals. In the nine houses there, you will be amazed at how many types of marine life there are and how diverse it is.

In the tropical house, for example, you can walk on bridges in the heart of rainforests and pass over swamps where water trees grow. Here you will see a variety of animals such as turtles, crabs, monkeys and birds, and of course huge and colorful coral reefs, sea lilies and colorful fish. In another house, with its glass floor, you can watch the swamp and crocodiles. In a different house you will see snakes, lizards and ants of different sizes.

Beyond the exhibition, the site is also a research house whose goal is to help preserve the marine species and to reduce the extinction of species in nature. In order to achieve this goal it is in contact with other zoos around the world.

At the end of the tour around the museum, it is worth going up to the roof of the building and watching the amazing panoramic view of the entire city. Enjoy!


Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
#About Britain's Natural History Museum

The Museum of Natural History is one of the three museums on London’s Exhibition Road, along with the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. From a distance, the museum appears to be a palace with turrets. Its Victorian building features white decorations of various colors and animal sculptures on the walls. At the entrance to the museum you will be greeted by a skeleton sculpture of a giant dinosaur - the diplodocus.

The museum presents exhibits from life sciences and earth sciences, where the museum holds about 70 million specimens, a small fraction of which are displayed. Botany, insects, dinosaurs, geology and zoology are just some of the topics you will find here. One of the Museum's most fascinating collections is the collection of skeletons of its fossilized dinosaurs, though the museum also contains many other interesting exhibits, such as sensory exploration, animal research, the Earth's ecosystem, and more.

Through experiences and attractions- including games for the visitors- the museum succeeds in making this knowledge clear and accessible to all. The presentation of the exhibits here teaches visitors how to explore and observe them. In order to facilitate the visitors’ experience, the museum is divided into five sections marked by different colors.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Y0U3HS_tA
WWT London Wetland Centre
#About the Centre

You can find refuge from the bustle and noise of the city at the centre of endangered birds. The site is comprised of four Victorian reservoirs packed into one of the rings of the Thames.

The center was first opened in 2000, and in 2002 an area of ​​30 hectares was designated as a special scientific center.

The centre covers more than 300,000 square meters of land that has been converted into a wide variety of salty and habitats. It was the first urban project of its kind in the UK.

Many wild birds which made their home in the centre, and cannot be found anywhere else in London. These include the Eurasian bittern, northern pintail, northern lapwing, water rail, rose-ringed parakeet, Eurasian sparrowhawk, sand martin, common kingfisher, little grebe and great crested grebe.

The centre hosts regular lectures and events related to the preservation of the animals in Britain, and named one of the “Seven Wonders of nature" in 2005 by the BBC’s edition on wonders of nature.

There is also a large visitors’ building that is used as a wedding venue.



A Closer Look at the Centre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0hZ5CZCguk
Museum of Natural History
#About the Vienna Natural History Museum

When did you last enjoy dinosaur replicas and stuffed animals of amazing quantity and quality? This museum is a place for nature lovers and children so that they can see the richness of the natural world and the beauty of creation.

The first collection to be displayed in the museum was the private collection of Emperor Franz I, the husband of the Austrian empress Maria Theresa. Today, you can see the museum's 39 exhibition halls a wealth of exhibits - stuffed animals, dinosaur skeletons, extinct stuffed animals, plants, meteorites, the world's largest collection of more than 1100 meteorites, fossils, minerals, gemstones, precious stones and more. In total there are over 20 million items here!

The museum not only holds natural treasures. The building is a kind of architectural masterpiece in itself. It is decorated in the Neo-Renaissance style and was designed by the architects Karl Freiher and Gottfried Samper between 1872-1891. This is also why it is very similar to the Vienna Art Museum, which was also designed by this architectural pair.

During the visit, pay particular attention to the collection of gems, the display of huge dinosaurs and a meteorite weighing a ton, where you can touch and even be impressed by its special size and texture. Also, try not to miss the multimedia presentation that explains the meteorites and their associated theories.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/wr9nLh-6hyo



From Inside:

https://youtu.be/kNKI9ekm88k
American Museum of Natural History
#About the Natural History Museum of New York

One of the most important museums in the United States is the American Museum of Natural History. It is located in Central Park West Ave in Manhattan. The museum was established in 1869, originally located in the arsenal building, until moving to its current location in 1974. The museum includes 25 buildings where there are permanent and temporary exhibits. For its massive size, the museum holds up to 30 million items on display.

The museum is famous mainly for its Dioramas (3D models), the displayed stuffed animals in their natural habitat: animals from Asia, Africa, and North America. Near these displays are also displays of fossils, meteor remains, diamonds and minerals. In the Ocean Hall there is a life-size model of a blue whale. In the permanent exhibits there is a space exhibit, science and historical fossils, and among these dinosaur skeletons.

There is a Planetarium in the museum showing a three-dimensional view of space, with a spectacular audio-visual display and show about the universe.

The museum is a classic children's museum, however, adults will also find a lot to be fascinated with here. The museum has over 1,200 workers and managers and conducts about 100 researches every year.

Entrance fees to the museum are on a donation base only, but it is common to leave 5 dollars at least.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxPCFljwJws


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