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Nature and its history.

The national Museum of Natural History, or Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, of which the Jardin des Plantes in Paris is the historic focus point, is spread out over more than 14 sites in Paris, across the Ile-de-France and in the French regions.
The museum in the Jardin des Plantes covers close to 26 hectares and presents exhibitions and activities to the public in 6 different areas: the Jardin des Plantes itself, the Cabinet d'Histoire du Jardin des Plantes, the Menagerie, the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, the Gallery of Anatomy and Paléontology and the Great Gallery of Evolution.

From rare plants to mineral jewels, the skull of a Triceratops horridus to the Jackson's hartebeest, via the ostriches and antelopes that live in the menagerie, the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle reveals the marvels and curiosities of mother Nature. A fascinating journey through the natural sciences.

Closed on 1 May
Metro: Austerlitz, Jussieu, Censier-Daubenton
RER C Gare d'Austerlitz
Bus , 67, 89

National Museum of Natural History
57, rue Cuvier
75005 Paris

Phone number
01 40 79 56 01

01 40 79 54 48


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