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The Museum Herakleidon has been bringing art, education, and culture to the general public since 2004.  It aspires to help prepare young people, both intellectually and emotionally, to face the growing demands of our world, both today and tomorrow. The inspiration for this endeavor comes from the founders Paul and Anna-Belinda Firos.

During the first decade of its operation (2004-2014), the museum focused on the fine arts (“Experience in Visual Arts”) and to this end organized exhibitions of the works of important artists (M.C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Carol Wax, Constantine Xenakis, Adolf Luther, Francesco Scavullo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Sol LeWitt et al.). At the same time, a variety of cultural happenings (seminars, workshops, musical and literary events et al.) enabled visitors to experience directly the essence of the creators’ vision.

Today the Museum Herakleidon has evolved into an interactive center for popularized science.

Based on its philosophy of “Science, Art, and Mathematics”, it continues to provide original educational programs for students, teachers and adults at its main building (Herakleidon 16, Thissio), as well as exhibitions of art and popularized science at its annex (Ap.Pavlou 37, Thissio).

In the framework of this philosophy, the new, permanent interactive exhibition ”I Play and Understand”, at the main building of the museum, invites children and adults to come into contact with science, art, and mathematics, through creative play with judiciously chosen and designed interactive exhibits.