The space for 6-12 year olds dedicated to biodiversity
The Children's Gallery is a museum dedicated to science and more specifically to the biodiversity. It is a place opened in 2010 that is part of the Natural History Museum. It is specially designed for children, with naturalized animals and interactive games. Welcome to a condensed world in 530 m2!

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Science for children in a playful space
Free:  for children under 3 years old
Duration of a visit : from 1h30 to 2h
Nice: the ticket is valid for the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Ticketing : reservation required


  • A new space designed for 6-12 year olds, dedicated to biodiversity
  • he allows children to become aware of the interdependence of living beings
  • It's a interactive course  based on observation, playful manipulations, animations, experiments...
  • The ticket includes the visit of the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution (except temporary exhibition)
  • A very successful mix of real and virtual
  • Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. And every day during school vacations


the children's gallery in the jardin des plantes


The Children's Gallery offers a 5-step tour to understand biodiversity from a local level to its global issues.

Under the cobblestones, life

  • The visit starts in Paris
  • The aim is to understand the animal and plant diversity of Paris
  • To discover the falcons of Notre-Dame or the hedgehogs of the gardens, for example, children play with an animated cupboard, a virtual magnifying glass, a musical memory?

Freshwater sailors

  • Analysis of an alluvial plain crossed by the Seine
  • The river, in the form of a transparent table, hosts naturalized specimens and animations
  • It is an opportunity to understand the interactions between plants, aquatic animals and humans

With the Indians

  • Direction Brazil, its tropical forest, the Amazon Indians, the local flora and fauna
  • 5 short sequences reveal the life of a child: village, house, school, games, food

Around the world

  • Time to put into perspective the information gleaned during the visit
  • It is a time to reflect on our relationship with nature and how to preserve it

Cogitate, cogitons

  • A playful device promotes eco-citizen actions
  • A collective role-playing game allows you to take on the responsibilities of a town councillor who is questioning the introduction of organic food in the canteen. Will you agree with the arguments of the agronomist, the doctor or the organic farmer?


ticket valid for the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution

Practical information

See schedule details
  • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Every day during school holidays (from Zone C)

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