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The Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, a laboratory right in the heart of Paris
For nearly 400 years, the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle has been enriching our knowledge and provoking our curiosity about the natural world and its relationship with humans. Situated in the Jardin des Plantes, this historic institution has five main missions: research, conservation, education, expertise, and dissemination of knowledge.
In total, it comprises some ten scientific departments, in which lecturers-researchers are responsible for studying the evolution of living organisms from the dawn of time to the present day.
Grande Galerie de l’Évolution: The show of life has its theatre
Under a 1,000 m² glass roof, 9,500 specimens are on show almost every day! In this wonderful building created at the end of the 19th century and completely redesigned for its reopening in 1994, marine and terrestrial animals tell the story of evolution and the diversity of living organisms.
You will also walk in the footsteps of great naturalists, while measuring the impact of humans on the environment. You will be mesmerized by the scenery and the grandiose lighting of this gallery, which puts on scene the history of evolution.
What is included :
Ticket gives access to the permanent collections of the Grand Gallery of Evolution
Booking of a time slot and date for a visit is obligatory for admission to the museum (subject to availability). You will receive all the instruction in your booking confirmation.
Free access to the permanent exhibition for visitors from 3 to 25 years old resident in EU. A reduced price is proposed to 3 to 25 years old no-resident in EU.
Gallery closed Tuesday, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.
Open daily from 10am to 6pm (last access to ticket desks 45 minutes before closure).