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Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Galerie des Enfants

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Mezzanine Globe Terrestre - Paris - © MNHN M. Voyeux

Under the subdued light of an enormous glass roof, you can enjoy a spectacular display of life-like animals, which look...

  • Car park/Parking
  • Adapted to large family
  • Hearing
  • Mental
  • Visual
  • Physical
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Mental disability
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36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

75005 Paris

District : Quartier Latin

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Description
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.
Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Mezzanine Globe Terrestre - Paris - © MNHN M. Voyeux

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Mezzanine Globe Terrestre

© MNHN M. Voyeux

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Mezzanine Elephant - Paris - © MNHN M. Voyeux

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Mezzanine Elephant

© MNHN M. Voyeux

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Foret - Paris - © MNHN M. Voyeux

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle - Galerie des Enfants - Foret

© MNHN M. Voyeux

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Architectural style

19th century

Collections

Stuffed animals, Auditorium/Lecture hall, Evolution, Insects, Reception halls, Natural science, Neoclassicism (18th century - 19th century), Romanticism (18th century - 19th century), Realism (19th century), Impressionism (19th century), Symbolism (19th century)

Garden

Jardin des Plantes

Statute

National

Scientific and technical public establishment.
Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Gift shop, Photos allowed, Car park/Parking, Restaurant

Visits in a foreign language

English

Documentation in a foreign language

English, Spanish

Combined tickets

All tickets include entry to the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution. Two day pass to the Jardin des Plantes: one ticket gives access to all paid sites at the Jardin des Plantes. On sale from Wednesday to Sunday: €25 / €20 (concessions)

Restaurant

Cafeteria and restaurant in the Jardin des Plantes

Car park/Parking

Parking d’Austerlitz (Verrière): 85 quai d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris – Offer: Pay for 3 or more hours of parking and get one hour free. Present your museum and parking tickets to the car park reception upon return to your car.

Photos allowed

No flash photography or tripods allowed.

Other

Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

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: museum@cultival.fr.

Free

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

Free for young people and children

Under 4s

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free for disabled people and an accompanying person on presentation of written proof.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex Amex
  • Chèque Vacances Chèque Vacances
Opening times
Closing times

Tuesday

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, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November

Address details
Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Galerie des Enfants

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris
GPS : 48.8414229 / 2.3562147000000095

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 48

Contact

Website : www.mnhn.fr

Access

District : Quartier Latin

  • Subway Jussieu
  • Bus 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
  • RER Gare d'Austerlitz
Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Parking d’Austerlitz (Verrière): 85 quai d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris – Offer: Pay for 3 or more hours of parking and get one hour free. Present your museum and parking tickets to the car park reception upon return to your car.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to hearing impaired Hearing
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to physically impaired Visual
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free for disabled people and an accompanying person on presentation of written proof.

Adapted activities and workshops

Loan of wheelchairs

More information on accessibility

-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 http://www.museesenliberte.fr/index.php.
-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:
http://www.mnhn.fr/le-museum/ (clic en haut à droite)
Contact :
handicap@mnhn.fr
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).

Establishment with the 'Tourisme et Handicap' label
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    'Tourisme et Handicap' label
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability
    'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Mental disability
    'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Mental disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Visual disability
    'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Visual disability
  • 'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Physical disability
    'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Physical disability

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