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Exhibition - Treasures of the Earth

Mineralogy and Geology Gallery

Until 12/31/18


Muséum is offering you the chance to explore the riches of the mineral world. Treasures of the Earth …

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Muséum is offering you the chance to explore the riches of the mineral world. Treasures of the Earth is on display in a renovated part of the Mineralogy and Geology Gallery and presents a selection of the most remarkable pieces from Muséum’s prestigious mineral collections.

Here, visitors can discover how minerals are formed, see them in a variety of shapes and colours and learn all about amazing phenomena like fluorescence, to be admired from both an aesthetic and an educational point of view.

An exceptionally diverse range of six hundred minerals are presented in this exhibition - minerals from five different continents, from meteorites to rough and cut stones, historical gems and even mineral sculptures - arranged around a central display of twenty giant crystals. These precious specimens tell us the story of the Earth and the solar system.

Practical information

Getting there

  • Bus: 24, 63 (Jardin des Plantes), 67 (Buffon La Mosquée), 57, 89 & 91 (Gare d’Austerlitz)

  • Métro: Line 5 (Austerlitz), Line 7 & 10 (Jussieu)

  • RER C: Austerlitz

  • Batobus stop: Jardin des Plantes

Opening hours

  • The Mineralogy Gallery is open every day from 2 April to 30 September 2017: 10:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:15), and from 1 October to 31 March 2018: 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:45).

  • Closed Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Tickets and pricing

  • Ticket valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

  • Free admission for: under 26s, jobseekers, income support beneficiaries, disabled people and their carers, journalists (upon presentation of valid press card).


36, rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Jardin des Plantes
75005 PARIS 05

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