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  • MUSEUM HISTOIRE NATURELLE OCEA
  • MUSEUM HISTOIRE NATURELLE OCEA
  • MUSEUM HISTOIRE NATURELLE OCEA
  • MUSEUM HISTOIRE NATURELLE OCEA
  • MUSEUM HISTOIRE NATURELLE OCEA

Exhibition - Ocean: a dive into the unknown

Exhibition - Ocean: a dive into the unknown

Until 01/05/2020

MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTOIRE NATURELLE

What’s hiding in the ocean depths? With “Océan, une plongée insolite” (Ocean: a dive into the …

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Description

What’s hiding in the ocean depths? With “Océan, une plongée insolite” (Ocean: a dive into the unknown) the Natural History Museum proposes a marvellous and surprising journey into the vast expanses of the oceans.

If the Earth is nicknamed the “blue planet”, it’s because water accounts for 71% of its total surface area. However, although scientists have studied the land extensively, the same does not apply for the oceans, where many exciting discoveries still await us.

This 5-part exhibition provides a great opportunity to learn more about aquatic life. The ocean depths and their mysteries have always been a source of endless fascination and curiosity for man, who imagined them to be a world inhabited by mythical and legendary creatures. Today, although progress has given us a better knowledge of this undersea fauna, the pressure, the icy temperatures and the darkness have enabled it to retain many of its secrets.

Drawing upon the museum’s role in building awareness among the public and protecting natural environments, this exhibition presents both the richness and diversity of this undersea world but also the threats it faces as a result of human activities and their repercussions. It also examines solutions the visitors can apply in their day-to-day lives.

Numerous fun and interactive features (the screening of films, submarine simulator, observation table, digital book, etc.) make this exhibition suitable for visitors aged 5 years old and upwards. So head for the Jardin des Plantes in Paris to enjoy an exciting visit for all the family.

Useful information

How to get there

  • Bus : 24, 63 (Jardin des Plantes), 67 (Buffon La Mosquée), 57, 89 and 91 (Austerlitz station)
  • Metro : Line 5 (Austerlitz), line 7 and 10 (Jussieu)
  • RER C : Austerlitz
  • Batobus : Jardin des Plantes stop

Opening days and times

  • Every day from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Thursday/Friday/Saturday: 11:00-21:00.

  • Closed on Tuesday, May 1st and December 25

Tickets and prices

  • Admission to the exhibition and the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution

  • Free admission for children under 3

Access

MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTOIRE NATURELLE