In the context of the International Museum Day 2019, the Museum of Goulandris Natural History presents a series of actions designed to showcase the Museum not only as a means of protecting and preserving Nature, but also as a means of transferring to the younger generations the values and the morals that are necessary to live in harmony with nature.
The Story Narration "A Tiger in the Garden" at the Museum Hall will give children from 4 years of age the opportunity to describe their own garden and the creatures that live there. What is real and what is fantastic?
The Museum is located in Kifissia, 14, N.E. of Athens. It is housed in an elegant neoclassical building of the 19th Century (1875) which was converted and expanded in order to satisfy the Museum’s educational and scientific requirements.
The Museum’s complex includes two interconnected buildings, the Goulandris Natural History Museum building and the Gaia Centre for Environmental Research & Education, both significant cultural centers devoted to the study, preservation and protection of the natural environment through research, education and exhibitions.
The amenities of the museum also include:
• A rich library with extensive scientific material in the fields of environmental sciences.
• Two café-bar restaurants.
• Fully equipped halls suitable for hosting conferences, congresses, seminars and corporate presentations.
Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a public welfare institution, devoted to the study, conservation and protection of natural environment.
Ever since its foundation it has mapped a pioneer route, a new rapprochement between man and natural environment. It has developed efficient scientific activities for the confrontation and inhibition of environmental threats against the planet and for the rehabilitation of natural resources for the preservation of life. In the meantime, it has formulated a new education of general interest for the re-integration of people into the functions and economy of Nature.
With the responsibility of the Greek geography, the Greeks’ educational space, the Institution develops international activity pursuing our historical and cultural tradition and ecumenical consideration of the world.
The Museum works for the preservation of our natural environment, by:
• Daily teaching hundreds of visitors, mainly children of school age.
• Distributing knowledge into society through meetings, conferences, publications and exhibitions.
• Developing high-technology workshops focusing on research of the life-giving natural resources: soil, water and air, in relation to nutrition and health.
The Museum cooperates with other scientific centres and institutes in Europe and the USA, in the field of biotechnology, soil ecology and analytical chemistry.
Our vision is to be a dynamic constantly active and culture-triggering workshop.