Exhibition at the Museum of Man
For all, from 6 years old
Until May 22, 2023

"Arts and prehistory", discover the power of human creativity since the beginning of time!

A magnificent exhibition that shows our amazing proximity to the Homo sapiens of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. 94 exceptional original prehistoric pieces and hundreds of digital images of paintings and engravings

  • FOR WHOM for all, from 6 years old
  • WHEN until May 22, 2023
  • WHERE at the Musée de l'Homme (Paris 16e)
  • HOURS Every day (except Tuesday) from 11am to 7pm
  • FREE for children and young people (-26 years old)
  • CLOSE Tuesday, December 25, January 1, May 1
exhibition arts and prehistory at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris

Tickets for permanent and temporary exhibitions (including "Picasso and Prehistory" until May 22, 2023)

The exhibition "Arts and prehistory" is organized around 3 strong times:

  • Furniture art, that is to say, these sculpted, engraved or painted objects, often small in size, which accompanied our ancestors in their daily lives. They are decorated tools, statuettes, animal sculptures, engraved plates, made of ivory, rock, bone, antler... The exceptional pieces exhibited in this exhibition are presented by theme.
  • An immersion in cave and rock art from around the world Films, photo projections, audiovisual installations and interactive devices invite you to contemplate the abundance of works of art that adorn the walls and rocks of every continent.
  • A tribute to the Venus of Lespugue : It is one of the major works in the collections of the Musée de l'Homme, discovered just 100 years ago, an icon of femininity for artists. If we admire it in the first part of the exhibition, we see in this third part of the exhibition how it has inspired many artists including : Yves Klein, Louise Bourgeois, Brassaï, Anna Ginsburg, Muriel Décaillet ...

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Workshops for children around the exhibition:

This exhibition is accessible to children from 6/7 years old. In addition, the Musée de l'Homme offers some activities for the youngest:


  • From 6 years old
  • Visit of the museum with a mediator
  • Then parent / child workshop
  • Duration: 1h30
  • Mandatory reservation
  • Saturdays at 3pm


  • Starting from 7 years old
  • Visit of the museum with a mediator
  • To discover with your family one of the themes of the exhibition Arts and Prehistory and learn while having fun
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Free admission, subject to availability of seats
  • Sundays at 4pm

Practical information

View schedule details
  • Every day from 10h to 18h
  • Closed on Tuesday, December 25, January 1, May 1

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