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 and 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!

  • A space designed for 6-12 year olds, dedicated to biodiversity
  • he allows children to become aware of the interdependence of living beings
  • It is 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 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
  • It is a question of understanding the animal and vegetable diversity sheltered by 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

Around the world

  • Time to put into perspective the information gleaned during the visit
  • It is a time to reflect on the relationship we have 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?

And also in the neighborhood (5th and Latin Quarter)

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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