Free event
June 10 and 11, 2023
  • When June 10 and 11, 2023
  • schedule from 10am to 6pm
  • Where on the esplanade of the Jardin des Plantes
  • Who is it for? all audiences, from 3 years old
  • FREE

An exceptional event, dedicated to felines and more particularly the Lynx. During 2 days, animations, concerts or meetings will be proposed to families at the Jardin des Plantes. A fun and educational program and free for all. The sites that are usually subject to a fee will also be open on June 10 and 11.


  • When : Saturday and Sunday continuously
  • schedule 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Age for families, all audiences
  • Free access, on the esplanade of the Jardin des Plantes
  • Themes : "An organization for the conservation of felines", "Felines in question", "Lynx and other felines in France", The boreal lynx in France"
  • The activities : exchanges with specialists, molding, mask making...

Pascal Parisot sings about cats, their pacha lives and their cha cha cha dances. An exceptional outdoor concert, full of little felines, poetry and rhythm, for the whole family!

  • When Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 pm
  • duration : 50 min
  • Age : from 4 years old
  • Where on the Greenhouse lawn
  • (subject to availability)

On the occasion of the International Lynx Day, the Museum is pleased to unveil its ephemeral work "Lynx Steps" from street artist Nexer. Come and see the artist's last bomb blows and discover an exceptional anamorphosis.

  • When Sunday at 2:30 pm
  • duration : 30 min
  • Age for all
  • Where on the esplanade of the Jardin des Plantes
  • Free access / Discussion with the artist after the performance.

Come and discuss "felines" with the podcast team Bugsco-produced by the Museum and France Inter. An opportunity to discover the backstage of the creation of this program: from writing to broadcasting. What characteristics of their anatomy were used to build the scenarios? How are their personalities invented? How do their adventures take shape in sound? Lynx, saber-toothed tiger or cheetah, these creatures are not told at random!

  • When Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • duration : 30 min
  • Age From 6 years old
  • Where on the Greenhouse lawn
  • (subject to availability)


Tiger, cat, cheetah ? For the greatest pleasure of children, a make-up workshop to dress up as their favorite feline... In partnership with the Institut Technique de Maquillage Paris

  • When Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 15:30 to 18:30
  • Who is it for? : the young public
  • Where on the esplanade of the Jardin des Plantes


Take part in a family game of lotto inspired by Buffon: illustrated lotto game, decorated with all species. This game printed in the XIVe It is now kept at the Central Library of the Museum. It is named after Georges-Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon (1707-1788), a famous naturalist who directed the Royal Botanical Garden for nearly 50 years. Discover this revisited version; souvenirs are to be won!

  • When Saturday, June 10
  • schedule : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Age From 6 years old
  • Where : at the central library


Discreet, symbol of the wild world and hymn to beauty, the lynx amazes and intrigues us despite the rare encounters. Put yourself in the animal's shoes to discover its home range and the traps it encounters along the way.

  • When Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11
  • schedule 10:45, 13:45, 15:15 and 16:45
  • duration : 1h
  • Age From 8 years old
  • Attention: remember to reserve on the day of the event at the reception tent (limited places)


This tale transports children into the adventures of Nuru, a lioness cub who describes the games and lives of the young lions in her clan. As the story unfolds, visitors are invited to make choices... lion choices!


A meeting with the scientific animators about the diversity, the feeding and the threats that weigh on the felines of the African savanna.

Come and live feline and funny adventures with four stories full of mischief by the storyteller Violaine Joffart. A moment to share with the little ones. RDV cours Cuvier.

  • Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am - Cat goes strong!
  • Saturday and Sunday at 11:15 am - Graou, what stories!
  • Saturday at 11:15 am - Feline for the other... or not!
  • Saturday at 5pm - He who thought he was caught was caught!


This walk invites you to discover the restored bestiary in bronze and stone that adorns the paths of the Jardin des Plantes and the Menagerie. In this veritable open-air museum, the felines are among the witnesses of a century and a half of animal sculpture.

  • When Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • duration : 1h30
  • Age From 10 years old
  • Pre-registration possible at the address bibliotheques [@]
  • Or reservation on site at the Welcome tent the same day


To call a cat, a cat, to have an eye of lynx... So many expressions which will be pretexts to the discovery of these fascinating animals.

  • When Saturday and Sunday at 11am
  • duration : 1 h
  • Age From 6 years old
  • Free visit included in the price of the museum ticket
  • Reservations required on the day of the event at the reception desk of the Grand Galerie de l'Évolution from 10 am

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