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National Museum of Natural History

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Please note there are 6 museums and a zoo all in this area with individual tickets for each and some can be bought as package and discount given when buy at other museums. We were with our almost 7 yr old, the Grande Galeria De...More

Thank Nayda C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I did Paris at a slower pace this time around and stumbled across this museum after walking through the adjoining gardens (which are lovely). There were replica skeletons for dinosaurs and the woolly mammoth, and full skeletal systems of different whales, turtles,...More

Thank Schwabbie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The price you at the entrance is just suggestable. Once you are going to buy the entrance you must tell the cashier you are not going to pay it. You can say you just want to pay something relevant. The price you are told to...More

2  Thank Aidiomas2003
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a low-crowd activity. It is a place of awe for those who are even slightly interested in nature, creatures, evolution, rocks, minerals, trees, fossils ... For an enthusiast, it is a whole day activity. The sheer enormity of certain animals existing & extinct,...More

2  Thank dedestined
Reviewed 4 September 2018

lovely old building and heaps of fossils, well set out, the gardens next door for the natural museum are stunning.

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I have often visited the museums in the Jardin des Plantes. Currently the Minerology Galary is hosting the T Rex Exhibition. I visited it on Thursday, August 30 this year (2018). I walked in and I walked out within 20 minutes, terribly disappointed. The reports...More

1  Thank MZTParis
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There was not a big queue at all at the T-Rex exhibit (there are many different museums here) when I went, which was fortunate. The line moved quickly. The rooms are small so if it were crowded it would be squeezy. I had room to...More

1  Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Note that there are actually several separate museums in this complex. If you visit one, you get a discount on the others. The ones I saw are listed below Anatomy and paleontology: This museum not only has an impressive collection, it gives the visitor a...More

2  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The Grand Galerie de l’Évolution is certainly worth a visit. We went there to escape the mid-day sun. The ambiance of the building and exhibition is nothing I had ever experienced before. Jaw-dropping! The exposition is huge and impressive, altough the collection of fish/other (deep)sea...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

An Excellent place for the older and younger generation. The display is very diverse and includes everything from dinosaurs to fossils and it is all very accessible. When we went there were no queues and it was not at all crowded.

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
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small streets are filled with classical buildings,
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dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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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.