Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

2 rue Buffon - 75005 Paris Quartier Latin
In a building dating back to 1900, with exposed beams and metallic sculptures, visitors can learn the A to Z of vertebrates and invertebrates in an atmosphere that resembles a cabinet of curiosities.
Displaying fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the Galerie d’Anatomie Comparée gives visitors a chance to see the adaptation of the vertebrae skeletons. The tour continues on the upper levels, where the Galerie de Paléontologie revives a giant, sometimes scary, world of fossilized skeletons. Along the way you’ll see dinosaurs, mammoths, and even Louis XV’s rhinoceros.


Gratuité accordée à la personne handicapée et à son accompagnateur sur présentation d'un justificatif.


Free for under 26s from countries within the European Union


Free for under 26s, job seekers, those receiving state benefits, members of ICOM and journalists, disabled person and his/her companion.


€5 + entrance fee




Reduced rate from 20 people


Wednesday-Monday, 10am to 6pm

  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 8 May
  • 11 November


  • Educational activities
  • Shop/bookshop

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Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

-Physical disability: the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution and the Galerie des Enfants are wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets. The height of our furniture and layout has been specially thought through. The Paléontologie and Anatomie Comparée galleries are not accessible. Some other sites in the museum are partially accessible with an accompanying person (Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes).
-All disabilities: free entry to permanent exhibitions (except for tactile tours), guided tours, workshops with speakers. For those with a disability, our guided tours and workshops use materials and resources that are tailored to their audiences. Audio guides and adapted plans are available to download at
-Visual impairment: in the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, tactile plans are available to discover about 15 bronze animal sculptures (free access).
A corian sign with bas-relief drawings and explanations in Braille accompany each sculpture. Each floor has maps and descriptive signs in contrasting colours, with large writing and relief text.
Audio impairment: guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language, lead by deaf tour guides. All the multimedia displays and videos with spoken audio are sub-titled in French and English and translated into French Sign Language.
Mental disability: poly-sensorial elements that are fun and interactive, simplified guides and tours.

For more information: (clic en haut à droite)
Contact :
[email protected]
Wheelchair rental: +33 (0)1 40 79 54 79 (for the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, the Galerie des Enfants and the Jardin des Plantes).

Adapted activities and workshops

Paris for people with disabilities

Official partner


2 rue Buffon
75005 Paris
Parking lot
Faubourg Saint Antoine, 12 Avenue Ledru-Rollin - 75012 Paris
Public transportation
510Gare d'Austerlitz
CParis Austerlitz (Gare d'Austerlitz)
5791896124Gare D'austerlitz

Useful information

  • Amex
  • CB/Visa

Chèques, espèces

+33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79 / +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01