Temporary closure for an indefinite period of time, following health measures related to the Covid epidemic


Due to the Covid, reservation is mandatory for the visit of the exhibition.

Exhibition at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Until 14 June 2021

precious stones exhibition at the great gallery of evolution

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a real dive into the world of precious stones
Age :  From 8 years old
Date:  until 14 June 2021
Location:   at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution (Paris 5e)


  • This exhibition presented at the Great Gallery of Evolution of Garden of plants was made in collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels!
  • It's a real immersion in the world of mineralogy, gemmology and jewellery: are presented more than 500 minerals, gems and objets d'art from the Museum's collections and over 200 gems and jewellery creations of the House of Van Cleef & Arpels
  • The Precious Stones exhibition presents diamonds, rubies, emeralds or aquamarine and turquoise extracted from the depths of the Earth, coveted and sought after for millennia.
  • These gems - man-made gemstones - have always been considered as instruments of power and objects of seduction but also, since the 18th century, as scientific subjects...
  • The scenography is contemporary, the exhibition immerses the visitor in the history of the Earth, the processes of mineral formation and the latest scientific advances in geosciences.
  • Young and old alike will marvel at the most beautiful creations fashioned by the hand of Man from natural diversity.


  • Sundays October 4, November 15 (full) and December 6 (full) at 11am
  • Price: 5€ in addition to the entrance ticket
  • Duration: 1h
  • With children, from the age of 6 years old


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The Escape Game "The mysteries of the Latin Quarter"

  • Outdoor Escape game in the Latin Quarter (5th)
  • Difficulty: +++
  • Duration 1h30 - Course 2 km

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Treasure hunt in the Luxembourg Gardens and the Latin Quarter

  • 19,90€ the treasure hunt (for the group)
  • With family (from 7/8 years old) or friends
  • In the 6th and 5th

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The Museum of the Prefecture of Police

  • Understanding police from yesterday to today
  • With pre-teens and teens
  • Free for all

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Precious stones

  • Dive into the world of gemstones
  • From 8 years old
  • At the grand Galerie de l'Evolution (Paris 5e)

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The great Gallery of Evolution

  • 7000 specimens from the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • From 8 years old
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)

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Guided tour of "Paris of Crime"

  • The Paris of big criminal cases (around Saint-Michel)
  • Duration 1h30
  • Reduced price

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Children's Gallery at the Museum of Natural History

  • A space on biodiversity for 6-12 year olds
  • For 6-12 year olds

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Visit Spectacle : The mysteries of the Latin Quarter

  • A playful visit to shiver
  • From 12 years
  • Latin Quarter, Pantheon, Sorbonne ...

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Garden plants

  • In the 5th
  • Free access

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The menagerie, zoo of the Jardin des Plantes

  • A beautiful zoo in the heart of Paris
  • Ideal with children
  • Free for children under 3 years

Practical information

View schedule details From 10 am to 8 pm (except Tuesdays) - Last entry at 6:30 pm

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