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French National Museum of Natural History

Located in the Jardin des Plantes garden, the National History Museum will delight science and nature enthusiasts. Both fun and educational, the site guarantees a good time for the whole family.
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Description

Le Jardin des Plantes houses three buildings full of extraordinary treasures collected from over four centuries of scientific and botanical exploration. The historic Grande Galerie de l’Évolution is the best place to start on this journey of discovery into the life sciences.

Animals from around the world

The four-floor building with its impressive glass ceiling showcases the evolution of animal species since the emergence of life on earth. Under the diffused light of the 30-meter-high nave, you can admire more than 7,000 stuffed animals. Children will be enthralled by the immersive scenography, and the fun continues in the Galerie des Enfants, a space suited to all generations, where interactive and educational films and activities are offered for 6 to 12-year-olds in several languages.

Immerse yourself in the diversity of aquatic and terrestrial worlds on the three other permanent exhibition floors, like the room dedicated to 250 rare and extinct species. Take a break with the kids at the cafeteria on the first level and enjoy the view overlooking the great caravan of animals from the African savannah.

Journey to the heart of nature

Near the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, geology enthusiasts will love “The Treasures of the Earth” exhibition in the mysterious Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie where visitors can admire a collection of unusual giant minerals.

Skeleton lovers can take a 450 million-year journey back in time in the Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée. This charming, old-fashioned building was constructed in 1898, and is packed full of dinosaur skeletons, prehistoric animals and many other surprises. Fossils of all sizes retracing hundreds of millions of years of evolution will surely inspire the imagination.

Living things also have their place in the Jardin des Plantes. During your walk, let yourself be seduced by the diversity of plants that populate the garden by learning their names. In summer or winter, bask in the warmth of the Grandes Serres, greenhouses devoted to the biodiversity of the rainforest.

Away from the hustle and bustle, towards the Seine, take a stroll through La Ménagerie, one of the oldest zoos in the world. Among its 1,200 inhabitants you’ll find orangutans, red pandas, panthers, crocodiles, flamingos and reptiles, to the delight of both young and old.

Community facilities

Access and contact

57 rue Cuvier
2 rue Buffon 75005 Paris
75005 Paris 5ème

Metro: Gare-d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10), Jussieu (lines 7 and 10), Place Monge or Censier-Daubenton (line 7)

RER: Austerlitz (line C)

Bus: Lines 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 and 91.

SNCF Railway station: Gare d’Austerlitz and Gare de Lyon

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 AM and 5 PM. Closed on Monday. Jardin des Plantes (botanical garden): open 7.45am – 8pm daily in summer and 8am – 5.30pm daily in winter.

Greenhouses and Botanic Gallery: open 10am – 5pm from the beginning of October until the end of March and 10am – 6pm from April to October. Closed on Tuesdays.

Gallery of Evolution and Children’s Gallery: open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December and 1 January.

Zoo: Open daily 9am – 5pm in winter and 9am – 6pm in summer.

Galleries of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy: Open daily 10am Closed on Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December and 1 January.

Facility

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Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • French

Single mean time tour

90 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
Until 12/31/18
from 10€70
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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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