Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Galerie des Enfants Member

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


Under the subdued light of an enormous glass roof, you can enjoy a spectacular display of life-like animals, which look almost as if they are moving! This permanent exhibition educates visitors about the diversity of the living world, the evolution of different organisms and man’s impact on the environment.
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, the Galerie des Enfants, designed for families, opened in June 2010. Biodiversity and environmental problems are addressed in a practical and fun way: you can observe, touch, ask questions and be amazed by the diversity of plants and animals from different environments: the city, the river and tropical forests.
The Galerie des Enfants is a permanent exhibition for children aged 6 to 12, accompanied by at least one adult.

Architectural style

  • XIXè siècle


  • Animaux naturalisés
  • Auditorium
  • Evolution
  • Insectes
  • Salles de réception
  • Sciences naturelles

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)


Jardin des Plantes



Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Photos allowed
  • Restaurant

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Combined tickets

tous les billets incluent l’entrée à la Grande Galerie de l’évolution.


Cafétéria et restaurant dans le Jardin des plantes.

Photos allowed

Sans flash ni trépied


  • Bookshop

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€9 / €7 (under 26 year olds, those holding a ‘Pass Éducation’ and members of SECAS)

Guided tour

Guide available

Group tour

Tel: +33 (0)8 26 10 42 00 (€0.15/min incl. tax) – Email:


Free for jobseekers, those receiving French state benefits, members of ICOM, and journalists.

Free for young people and children

Under 4s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Opening times

Open from 10am to 6pm.
Special openings: Easter, Easter Monday, 8 May, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 24 December 2013 and 31 December 2013.
Closed on Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December 2013 and 1 January 2014.

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry 45 minutes before closing.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Galerie des Enfants

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79

  • Subway - Jussieu
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91

Adapted to disabled people

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Visual Visual
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people. Loan of wheelchairs. Adapted activities and workshops.

Accessibility for disabled people

-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 :
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).

'Tourisme et Handicap' label

  • Label Tourisme et Handicap
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for mental disability 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for mental disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for Hearing disability 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for Hearing disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for physical disability 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for physical disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for visual disability 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - for visual disability

Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum