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Located in the Jardin des Plantes, the Great Gallery of Evolution (la Grande Galerie de l’Évolution) of the National Museum of Natural History is an ideal place to educate and entertain the family.

Children and adults can have fun at the same time

In a 6000 sqm space, a permanent exhibition is dedicated to the evolution of species and the richness of the living world. Around 7000 specimens are arranged on four levels, to delight of both young and adults. All specimens are carefully preserved in order to look as similar as if they look in real life.

Once inside the museum, dive into the marine world and its abysses, which combines, for example, a whale skeleton, sharks and many tentacles ´species. Discover the fauna of South American lands, the African savannah or the North and South poles. The key subject of the protection of the nature is also brought to the exhibition, notably by presenting species that have already disappeared or are endangered.

Documentaries broadcasted in small rooms and fun interactive terminals specially for the children, can be found in In the different levels of the Gallery, allowing the public to learn more about the various specimens that are presented to you.

An imposing metal architecture, lit by a large skylight, surrounds the exhibition with majesty. The perfect setting for a journey into the evolution of life!

Opening hours: every day from 10am to 6pm (closed on Tuesday)

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When:
Every day (closed on Tuesdays): 10: 00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, Paris, France
Metro: Gare d'Austerlitz (lignes 5 et 10), Censier Daubenton (l. 7) et Jussieu (l. 10)