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

Shining a light on species Member

from 16 November 2018 to 15 January 2019

Place Valhubert - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

Espèces en voie d’illumination


The Musée d’histoire Naturelle is using the long winter evenings as an opportunity to organize daily late openings from 16 November 2018 to 15 January 2019. The visitor trail is dotted with imposing illuminated structures such as dinosaur-shaped lanterns and a zoo transformed into a habitat of anxiety-inducing beasts, shedding light on the world’s extinct and endangered species. The displays, together with shows and workshops for children, serve to remind us that wildlife is a vitally important component of our world, and should not be neglected.


All public

Prices and times

6pm - 11pm

€12 - €15

Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

A nature retreat in the centre of Paris, a botanical garden at the cutting edge of research, and a living testimony to history, the Jardin des Plantes is a 400-year-old garden of science. Its mission is to gather and study plant collections and to welcome the public. Thanks to its plant and flower beds, remarkable trees, statues and pathways, it offers visitors a diverse, well-tended stroll, with mysterious surprises at every turn!
Amble at leisure over 2.5 hectares of French Gardens, follow a guide through the world’s mountainous regions, take a botany workshop, discover remarkable historic trees such as our 315-year-old pistachio tree, and generally enjoy an aesthetic, sensory-rich experience.
In this green setting, cultural sites dedicated to nature and showcasing the Museum's exceptional heritage collections can be discovered at the bend of the paths :
Historical galleries (museums) that present the issues of biodiversity and geodiversity (the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie comparée and the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie);
the Ménagerie, the Jardin des Plantes zoo ;
the Grandes Serres, which host the tropics in Paris

Voir la carte

Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

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

  • Subway - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • SNCF - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 24, 57, 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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