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

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Science within reach of 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 : obligatory reservation


  • A new space designed for 6-12 year olds, devoted 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, experiences ...
  • The ticket includes the visit of the Great Gallery of Evolution (except temporary exhibition)
  • A very successful mix of real and virtual
  • Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays & holidays. And every day during school holidays.


the children's gallery in the jardin des plantes


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

Under the cobblestones, life

  • The visit starts in Paris
  • It's about understanding the animal and plant diversity sheltered by Paris
  • To discover the hawks of Notre-Dame or the garden hedgehogs for example, children play with a lively cupboard, a virtual magnifying glass, a musical memoire ...

Freshwater seamen

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

With the Indians

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

Around the world

  • Timing of the information gleaned during the visit
  • It's time to reflect on the relationship we have with nature and how to preserve it

Cogitate, cogitons

  • A fun device promotes eco-citizen gestures
  • A collective role play allows to assume the responsibilities of a councilor who wonders about the introduction of bio in the canteen. Will you marry the arguments of the agronomist, the doctor or the organic farmer?


ticket valid for the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution

Practical information

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

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