Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Jardin des Plantes West Entrance
Grande Galerie de l’Évolution
The highlight of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle for kids is the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, with imaginative exhibits on...
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Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle information
Despite the name, the Natural History Museum is not a single building, but a collection of sites throughout France. Its historic home is in the Jardin des Plantes , and it's here you'll find the greatest number of branches: taxidermied animals in the excellent Grande Galerie de l'Évolution ; fossils and dinosaur skeletons in the Galeries d’Anatomie Comparée et de Paléontologie ; and meteorites and crystals in the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie .
Created in 1793, the National Museum of Natural History became a site of significant scientific research in the 19th century. Of the three museums here, the four-floor Grande Galerie de l’Évolution is a particular winner if you’re travelling with kids: life-sized elephants, tigers and rhinos play safari, and imaginative exhibits on evolution, extinction and global warming fill 6000 sq metres. The temporary exhibits are generally excellent. Within this building is a separate attraction, the Galerie des Enfants – a hands-on science museum tailored to children from ages six to 12.