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Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Grande Galerie de l’Evolution
District : Notre-Dame / Quartier Latin
Member of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
This establishment is certified "Tourism & Handicap"
Ever seen a couagga zebra, a Jackson’s hartebeest or a Sumatran tiger? No? Then it’s time you visited the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution at the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle...
Previously known as the Galerie de Zoologie and renovated in 1994, the gallery offers a fascinating trip through the history of the various species. Take your children on a voyage of discovery through these vast halls where you will find 7,000 different species including extinct and endangered animals as well as sea and land creatures. Here’s your chance for a crash course in the life sciences and evolution theories while learning about the impact of human activity on Nature and animal species: the perfect family outing.
photo © D.R.
From the 6th October 2010, the Museum will be updating the interactive children's areas. The new children's gallery within the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution will be geared towards biodiversity, giving them the opportunity to learn more about nature and the best way to preserve it.
Scientific and technical public establishment.
Under the soft lighting of an immense glass roof, admire the spectacular display of stuffed animals: you will swear you see them move! All around, the permanent exhibition teaches you about the diversity of the living world, the evolution of living things and Man's impact on the environment.
June 2010: a new space is opening within the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, the Galerie des Enfants du Muséum (childrens gallery), designed for families. Biodiversity and environmental problems are tackled in a practical and fun way: observe, touch, question and be surprised by the diversity of plants and animals living in three different environments: towns, rivers and rainforests.
For more information www.galeriedesenfants.fr / Tel: 01 40 79 54 79
Architecturals styles :
List of collections :
Stuffed animals, Evolution, Auditorium/Lecture hall, Insects, Reception halls, Natural science
Collections period :
Jardin des Plantes
Opening days and times
Every day except Tuesday from 10am - 6pm
Cash desk closes at :
Last admission 45mn before the closing of the museum.
Days of week :
Monday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Open on those public holidays :
1 January | Easter | Easter Monday | 8 May | Ascension Day | Whitsuntide | Whit Monday | 14 July | 15 August | 1 November | 11 November | 25 December
Independant tour :
Full price: 7 euros. Reduced price (on presentation of proof of identity) 5 euros: large families; under -26s belonging to the European Union. (Dual ticket with temporary exhibition or Galerie des Enfants: €9, reduced rate €7
Ticket including temporary exhibition: 9 euros. Reduced tariff: 7 euros.
Guided tour :
Guided visits on the first Saturday of each month at 3pm. except during school holidays.
Under -26s belonging to the European Union (permanent exhibitions only)
Disabled people + 1 accompanying person; members of ICOM; journalists; unemployed people, etc.
Free for children :
- 4yrs (ticket including the temporary exhibition)
Group tour :
Free or guided visit (reservation: 01 40 79 36 00)
Schools (on reservation0 825 05 44 05) (0,15€/mn) ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foreign language tour :
Foreign language information :
English, Spanish, German
Educational activities :
Information and reservation by telephone 01 40 79 36 00.
Combined ticket :
Permanent and temporary collections.
Photo allowed :
No tripod, no flash.
Room hire :
Tel: 01 40 79 39 30
Tickets can be bought via the FNAC.
RATP bus stop (no parking)
Accessibility disabled persons
The Gallery is accessible to people with reduced mobility (wheelchairs are available for loan).
MNHN visits and activities:
_For visitors that are blind or with sight impairments: tactile visits and activities with the Muséum's speakers.
For visitors that are death or hearing impaired: guided visits and activities in sign language with death speakers.
For visitors that are mentally disabled: visits and workshops organized by an educational speaker.
Contact: Tel. 01 40 79 54 18. Mail: email@example.com.
Free entrance for the disabled person and his companion upon presentation of proof.
36 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire
District : Notre-Dame / Quartier Latin
RER : Gare d'Austerlitz
- Bus : 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91