Past event
  • WE LOVE : family shows in the Museum's astonishing Galerie de l'Évolution
  • AGE : from 3 years
  • DATE : the weekend of march 23-24, 2024
  • HOURS :
    • Saturday, March 23: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 
    • Sunday 10h-18h 
  • NOCTURNE Saturday until 10 pm
  • WHERE Grande Galerie de l'Evolution of the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris - Jardin des plantes (Paris 5e)
  • KNOWLEDGE free with admission ticket

Things to do in the Jardin des Plantes :

A great family weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of La Grande Galerie de l'Évolution!

This year, the Paris Natural History Museum has chosen a very special weekend program (and more) for the whole family.

The program for these exceptional days includes a number of highlights for young and old alike, and even a night-time program on Saturday until 10pm: themed tours, workshops, readings and even artistic and theatrical performances!

The dodo will be the guest of honor. A mythical animal, the dodo is the symbol of threatened and extinct species, and will lead us through the permanent exhibition and the activities of these two superb days.

30 years is a long time! So many years of wonder and study in the service of life, knowledge and its protection. Activities are aimed at all ages from 3 upwards, and some will even be extended throughout the spring.

The Grande Galerie de l'Évolution at Garden of plants is one of our favorite places to visit in Paris with kids. We can even take advantage of this weekend of activities to go to the menagerieor the Children's gallery (dedicated to biodiversity) at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle


Shows :

  • "Darwin's ghost"All audiences Saturday at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - Artistic and musical performance - free access
  • Everybody off!"Ages 8 and up - Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 pm - Play - - book at reception the same day (Running time: 1 h 15)
  • Sleepy night"From 5 years old Saturday at 7 p.m. - Reading with Véronique Ovaldé and Aline Zalko, author and illustrator of the children's story. Sleepy night. The reading will be followed by a book signing. Free access - (Duration: 30 min)

Workshops :

All workshops must be booked in advance: tickets can be picked up on the day of the event at the Welcome Desk.

  • "Fingertips - 3-6 years + 1 adult - Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. - (Duration 1h)
  • "Tales of pretty monsters - 3-6 years + 1 adult - Saturday and Sunday at 4pm - (Duration 1h)
  • "My postcard from the Grande Galerie - 5-7 years - Saturday, 11:15 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. - (Duration 1h)
  • "Pop-up workshop: my little Great Gallery - 7-11 years - Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm - (Duration 1h)

Tours and events :

Same-day booking at the Welcome Desk

  • "Regards croisés sur la Grande Galerie de l'Évolution" (Crossed views of the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution) - ages 12 and up - guided tour Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.- (Duration 1h)
  • "The forgotten of the Grande Galerie - From 9 years - mini guided tour - Saturday at 11:30am, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm - (Duration 20 min)
  • "Specimen Secrets - From 6 years - mini guided tour - Saturday and Sunday at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 pm - (Duration: 20 min) - free access
  • Animals from every angle - Ages 6 and up - Animation - Saturday and Sunday at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. - (Duration 20 min) - free access

Continuous activities :

  • Make-up - ages 3 and up - Saturday 11am-1pm and 2:30pm-7:30pm ; dimanche 11am-1pm and 2pm-6pm - free access
  • Photobooth - all audiences - Saturday and Sunday non-stop - free access
  • "Maurice's treasure "From 6 years old - treasure hunt Saturday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. - (duration 30 min.) - Free access - At the Jardin des Plantes library

Practical information

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