Reopening of the exhibition on May 19, 2021
Due to the sanitary measures following the covid, the reservation is compulsory for the visit of the exhibition

Exhibition at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Until August 22, 2021

precious stones exhibition at the great gallery of evolution

WE love
: a real dive into the world of precious stones
Age :  From 8 years old
Date:  until August 22, 2021
Location:   at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution (Paris 5)


  • This exhibition presented at the Great Gallery of Evolution of Garden of plants was made in collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels!
  • It is a real immersion in the world of mineralogy, gemology and jewelry: are presented more than 500 minerals, gems and art objects from the Museum's collections and over 200 gems and jewelry creations of the House of Van Cleef & Arpels
  • The Precious Stones exhibition presents diamonds, rubies, emeralds, aquamarines and turquoises extracted from the depths of the Earth, coveted and sought after for millennia
  • These gems ? gems worked by man ? 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 formation of minerals and the latest scientific advances in geosciences
  • Children and adults will marvel at the most beautiful creations fashioned by the hand of Man from natural diversity


  • Sundays, October 4, November 15 (sold out) and December 6 (sold out) at 11 a.m.
  • Price: 5? in addition to the entrance ticket
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • With children, from the age of 6


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The Menagerie, the zoo of the jardin des plantes

  • 146 species and 600 animals
  • Every day of the year
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for children under 3 years

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The Pantheon in family

  • A history lesson and a very nice view of Paris
  • In the 5th district
  • Free for children under 18 years old (under 26 years old if EU citizen)

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The Great Gallery of Evolution

  • 7000 specimens of the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for children under 18 years old (under 26 years old, EU residents)

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The guided tour: "The Paris of video games?

  • Discover the Paris that has been used as a setting for many video games
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km
  • In the Ile-de-la-Cité district
  • Free for children under 4 years old

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The guided tour "Paris in the cartoons?

  • An original and regressive theme
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km
  • In the 5th and around
  • Free for children under 4 years old

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Visit Show "Mysteries in the Latin Quarter

  • Playful visit with comedians
  • From 12 years old - Free for children under 8 years old
  • In the Latin Quarter

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The investigative visit "Who benefits from the crime?

  • The history of the great criminals told to children
  • Individual, private or school visit
  • At the Police Museum (in the 5th district)

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The Mysteries of the Latin Quarter Escape Game?

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

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Treasure hunt in the Luxembourg Gardens and the Latin Quarter

  • 19,90? for 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 Police Headquarters

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

Practical information

See schedule details FROM 10:00 AM TO 8:00 PM (except Tuesdays) - Last entry at 6:30 PM

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