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National Museum of Natural History

57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one, including a four-story taxonomy wing, a building of skeletons and fossils and a separate structure devoted entirely to geology.
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  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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"comparative anatomy"
in 15 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 11 reviews
"animal skeletons"
in 10 reviews
"gare d'austerlitz"
in 7 reviews
"jardin des plantes"
in 8 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 4 reviews
"sound effects"
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"small zoo"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
in 5 reviews
"school groups"
in 4 reviews
"second floor"
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"on display"
in 12 reviews
"different parts"
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"amazing collection"
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"beautiful building"
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"ground level"
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"buy a ticket"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a beautiful afternoon wandering through the menagerie, we were excited to go to the well reviewed museum. The building itself is beautiful and at first glance a great to explore. However, once we stepped in, it was soon clear that the displays were in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Astonishing, large, and inspiring display of animal skeletons (and more) organised in to animal families. Utterly inspirational to see our cousins - being exposed to these similarities and differences is a great aid to understanding, and can be truly important for understanding our spiritual place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love natural history museums and thought NYC was the best....but this was really is incredible. 2 floors of natural wonders which are really impressive. Its a bit of a walk out of the city past the notre dame cathedral but its well worth going...More

Thank Lawsonio1
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited this museum because my daughter had been assigned biology homework over holiday break. While there were two very interesting exhibits--one on narwhals and the other on the science and art of taxidermy featuring the story of a tortoise--there is no logical organization to...More

Thank Skaerje
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The level of neglect of basic maintenance in this museum is terrible. The whole place is very dark, I have since read that this is because they have lighting which constantly fades from day to night - a terrible idea which makes it impossible to...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This place is incredible, like nothing I have ever seen before...it's almost carnivalesque in its presentation of the scaffolding that holds up the fleshy machines that populate the planet...my biggest take-away was that we are all so alike while so diverse...the case with the apes...More

Thank Simon K
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This has to be one of the worlds largest and most complete collection of skeletons of animals from the Paeleontoligic era to present. The museum essentially is on 2 floors, the lower being modern day and the upper being prehistoric period. The animals are beautifully...More

Thank Mikeatsea03242
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Paleontology and comparative Anatomy Gallery is part of the Paris Natural History Museum, and definately the best part of the whole site. Whereas the conventional museum is more of a theatrical setting, meant to entertain kids and families, The Paleontology and comparative Anatomy Gallery...More

1  Thank immorissal
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went here with my 6 and 9 year old during a heatwave because we heard it was air conditioned and love natural history. We rode the Metro and train. It was a long hot ride! The museum has a group of buildings. The newest has...More

1  Thank Brooke S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited the museum mid week in October 2017; we arrived around 11:30am and didn't queue for more than 10 minutes to access the main building. We were granted free entry to the 'evolution' exhibition as we are both under 26 and residents of the...More

2  Thank gemlou93
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Sandra J
9 May 2017|
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Response from RedRobinPix | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember, but it wasn't much. I think on first Sunday of month the entry is free, but you have to check.
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724christinar
19 April 2017|
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Response from nickandclaudia | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, late afternoon in winter, there was no queu at all.
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Allison I
4 March 2017|
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Response from erskimo5 |
Im not sure if it is, unlike the previous answer; it is most definitely not always free. You can walk around the grounds, that are quite big and quite lovely, though, no comparison to the inside. I don't recall it being... More
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