Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

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.

Architectural style

  • XIXè siècle


  • Animaux naturalisés
  • Evolution
  • Insectes
  • Sciences naturelles

Epoque des collections

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


The Jardin des Plantes is one of the Muséum’s Paris locations, alongside the Musée de l’Homme and the Parc Zoologique de Paris. The Jardin des Plantes consists of 24 hectares of botanical gardens. Nestled in vegetation, it provides a window into 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 Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie Comparée, the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie, and more.

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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

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, €10 (reduced €7); full price Grande Galerie de l'Évolution + temporary exhibition, €12 (reduced €9); full price Grande Galerie de l'Évolution + Galerie des Enfants, €12 (reduced €9); full price Grande Galerie de l'Évolution + temporary exhibition + Galerie des Enfants, €14 (reduced €11)

Group tour

Reduced rate from 20 people


Free for under 26s, job seekers, those receiving French state benefits, members of ICOM, journalists, disabled visitor and accompanying person.

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


Opening times

Wednesday-Monday from 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5.15pm).

Exceptional opening

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

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Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris

  • Subway - Jussieu
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • SNCF - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
  • No parking here because of the renovation work underway at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

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

- 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
- 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. Floor-level entrance or ramp, lowered and adapted reception desk, adapted toilets with grab rail and adapted sink.
- Visual impairment: in the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, tactile plans are available to discover about 15 bronze animal sculptures (freely accessible).
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. Glass walls and doors marked with contrasting elements, stairs with visual and tactile contrast before first step down and with continuous hand rail and marked edges of steps, lift with adapted keypad (buttons in relief and/or Braille) and speaker to announce floor numbers.
- 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. Fire alarm accompanied by flashing lights in areas where a deaf or hard of hearing person may be alone, such as in toilets.
- Mental disability: multi-sensory elements that are fun and interactive, simplified guides and tours. Trained/educated staff, easy to understand signs, entrance monitored with CCTV and visible from reception/

For more information:
Click the following link, then go to "Accessibility" and select your disability.

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Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

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