Museum

Galerie des Enfants - Muséum national d 'Histoire naturelle Member

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

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.

Architectural style

  • XIXè siècle

Collections

  • Animaux naturalisés
  • Sciences naturelles

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
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Restaurant

Cafeteria and restaurant in the Jardin des Plantes

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€12 ; Reduced rate: €9.

Guided tour

Guide available

Group tour

Reduced rate from 20 people

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

Tuesday

Opening times

Open every day from 10am to 6pm except on Tuesdays.

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Galerie des Enfants - Muséum national d 'Histoire naturelle

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01
valhuber@mnhn.fr
http://www.galeriedesenfants.fr

  • 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
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • 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).

More details on accessibility

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability
  • For physical disability For physical disability
  • For visual disability 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

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