Les Grandes Serres du Jardin des plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Place Valhubert - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


Entirely renovated and embellished with scenography by the Nathalie Crinière Agency, the four listed hothouses of the Museum reopened in 2010. Profuse tropical forests, arid zones, New Caledonia ... the visitor is like an explorer discovering a range of very different environments. The magic of the place has been retained, and the redesigned museography makes it possible to give the most up-to-date knowledge on plants and raise visitors’ awareness about these environments and the challenges that we are faced with today to preserve them.

Architectural style

  • XIXè siècle


  • Architecture
  • Evolution
  • Histoire
  • Plantes
  • Plantes tropicales
  • Sciences naturelles


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

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€7 full price and €5 reduced rate.

Group tour

Reduced rate from 20 people


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

Free for young people and children

Free for under 3s from countries within the European Union

Methods of payment

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

Other methods of payment: Chèques, espèces

Closing times


Exceptional closure


Opening times

Open daily, hours vary depending on the season. Generally from 10am to 5pm from October to the end of March and until 6pm from April to the end of September.

Exceptional opening

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

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Les Grandes Serres du Jardin des plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Place Valhubert
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79 / +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01

  • Subway - Jussieu
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • SNCF - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
  • Due to work at the Gare d'Austerlitz, parking is not possible.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Motor disability: the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution and the Galerie des Enfants are entirely accessible to those in a wheelchair, with adapted toilet facilities. The height of furniture and devices, etc. has been especially thought out. No access into the Galeries de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie Comparée for the physically disabled. Certain other parts of the museum are partially accessible with a guide (Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes).
For all disabilities: permanent exhibitions free to the public (with the exception of tactile tours), guided visits, workshops with speakers. For the disabled public, the guided tours and workshops use tangible and educational means specifically tailored to those visiting the museum. Audio guides and adapted routes are available to download on the website
Visually impaired: in the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, an integrated tactile route lets you discover around fifty bronze animal sculptures (free access). A Corian plateau with raised designs and information in braille are associated with the sculptures. Informative maps and descriptive signs raised, in contrasting colours and large characters/writing are present on all levels.
Deaf or hard of hearing: guided tours and workshops in French sign language, led by deaf guides. All multimedia and video devices understanding the spoken language are subtitled in French and English and translated into French sign language.
Mental disability: presence of numerous polysensory, fun and interactive elements, simplified visits.

For more information on accessibility: (click top right)
Wheelchair availability: +33 (0)1 40 79 54 79 (for the Grande Galeria de l'Evolution, the Galerie des Enfants and the Jardin des Plantes).

The greenhouses are accessible to those with reduced mobility.
Tactile, audio and olfactory items punctuate the tour path and can be interesting and useful for those who are disabled.

More details on accessibility

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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