Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle | Exhibition

Meteorites: Between Sky and Earth Member

from 18 October 2017 to 10 June 2018

Place Valhubert - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

Météorites - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle © DR


The Grande Galerie de l’Evolution at the Museum d’Histoire naturelle and the Jardin des Plantes are presenting a huge exhibition devoted to meteorites – rocks from outer space that hit the Earth. The interactive, immersive display has a contemporary layout featuring more than 350 meteorites – objects of great scientific interest – and meteorite-inspired art. Films shown on huge projection screens, live events, guided tours and talks are also part of the programme at this fascinating exhibition for people of all ages.


All public, Children

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Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

The history of the Jardin des Plantes. Just push the door of the Hôtel de Magny, built at the end of the 16th century, and you will travel back in time. The major stages in the 370-year history of the Jardin Roy, now the Jardin des Plantes, are told here. Smelted in 1631, the bell of the chapel of the royal garden of medicinal plants, the oldest remaining witness of its existence, welcomes the public at the entrance. Further on, the reproduction of an engraving from 1636 gives an idea of the layout of the site at that time, then in the next room, the bust and the portrait of Buffon illustrate the important role played by the famous naturalist with regard to the institution. Then, the construction of the various buildings, galleries, greenhouses and the menagerie are evoked. The final rooms house (under controlled conditions) the extraordinary resources - archives, old books, vellum paper - from the library of the Museum. To avoid damage by overexposure, these treasures are regularly changed in the course of temporary themed exhibitions.

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Le 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 - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 24, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
  • No parking here due to renovation work underway at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

-Physical disability: the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution and the Galerie des Enfants are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs with adapted toilets. The height of furniture and machines has been well thought out. No access to the Galerie de Paléontologie and Galerie d'Anatomie Comparée. Some others sites in the museum are partially accessible with an accompanying person (Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes).
-All disabilities: permanent exhibitions are free (except for tactile visits), guided tours, workshops with speakers. Guided tours and workshops are specially designed using pedagogical materials to suit the different publics. Audio guides and adapted routes can be downloaded at http://www.museesenliberte.fr/index.php
-Visual impairment: in the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, a tactile tour enables the visitor to discover some 15 animal sculptures in bronze. Descriptions are in contrasting colours, large characters and relief are used.
-Audio impairment: guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language, lead by deaf speakers. All multimedia and video material, including in the language spoken, are subtitled in French and English and translated into French Sign Language.

Find out more at:
http://www.mnhn.fr/le-museum/ (click on the top right)
Wheelchair loan on +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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