Fossilized trunks, root parts and leaf imprints of the angiosperm-dicotyledon plants of the Petrified Forest
Offering unique collections and a variety of activities and events, the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest is always ready to welcome its visitors.
Discovering the Lesvos Petrified Forest, a unique natural monument, is an unforgettable experience.
The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest is a place of education, knowledge and inspiration. Following the current theory and practices of Museum Education, it designs and implements educational programs for students of all levels of education, children of all ages and families.
The Museum operates the Lesvos Geopark and collaborates with many cultural, educational, research organizations and Museums. It is a founding member of the European and Global Geoparks Network, pioneered in the establishment of the network of the Museums of Lesvos, collaborates with schools and Environmental Education Centers, as well as with a significant number of research centers and universities in the framework of research activities.
The angiosperms include many plant families. The most common one in the Petrified Forest are the laurels (Lauraceae) and the beech (Fragaceae) which belong to the dicotyledons. Many types of laurels and cinnamon belong to the laurel family, while species of oak, chestnut and beech belong to the beech family. The Ebenaceae includes the persimmon (Diospyros), Salicaceae includes the poplar and willow, the Betulaceae includes birches, alders and hornbeams. The collection also includes plants like the lime, maple, blackberry and sumac.
Tuesday-Sunday: 8.00-16.00 | Monday: Closed
Sigri, Lesvos island, P.C. - 81103
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