Museum

Galeries de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Member

2 rue Buffon - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

Description

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.

Architectural style

  • XIXè siècle

Collections

  • Anatomie
  • Evolution
  • Fossiles
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Squelettes

Epoque des collections

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

Garden

The Jardin des Plantes is one of the MNHN’s Paris locations, alongside the Musée de l’Homme and the Paris Zoological Park The Jardin des Plantes consists of twenty-four hectares of botanical gardens. Nestled in vegetation, it provides a window onto biological diversity, both familiar and exotic, rare and commonplace.
Woven throughout this haven of greenery are cultural sites dedicated to nature and to showcasing the fr’s exceptional heritage collections. Historic museums and sites explore issues of biodiversity and geodiversity:
The Gallery of Evolution, the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy and the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology.

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€9 (concessions €6).

Guided tour

€5 + entrance fee

Group tour

Reduced rate from 20 people

Free

Free for under 26s, job seekers, those receiving state benefits, members of ICOM and journalists.

Free for young people and children

Free for under 26s from countries within the European Union

Methods of payment

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

Other methods of payment: Chèques, espèces

Closing times

Tuesday

Exceptional closure

Tuesday

Opening times

From 10am to 6pm (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

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Galeries de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

2 rue Buffon
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01
valhuber@mnhn.fr
http://www.mnhn.fr/fr/visitez/lieux/galerie-paleontologie-anatomie-comparee

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

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

-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).

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Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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