A great place with children
One of our favorite addresses in Paris

The Jardin des Plantes is a French garden of 2.5 hectares that was created more than 4 centuries ago! It is a real green setting in the heart of Paris ! An ideal place for a family outing, on Wednesdays, weekends, during the vacations? The Jardin des Plantes is above all : the Great Gallery of Evolutionthe Menagerie, lhe Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy, the Great GreenhousesChildren's Gallery? and the French garden for a walk with the children. For lunch, the restaurant "Les Belles Plantes" is very pleasant. It is located in the Jardin des Plantes and has a nice terrace when the weather is nice.

The Great Gallery of Evolution

  • 350 mammals, 450 birds, 360 fish and about 100 reptiles and amphibians
  • A room dedicated to extinct or endangered species
  • Rare and impressive pieces
  • A game of sound and light
  • Free for children under 18

The Menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes

  • 200 mammals, 300 birds, 200 turtles, crocodiles, lizards and snakes, 200 amphibians and 300 insects, crustaceans and spiders.
  • 200 amphibians and 300 insects, crustaceans and spiders.
  • it is a renowned research center concerned with the preservation of species
  • Free for children under 3 years
the children's gallery at the natural history museum


  • A space for 6-12 year olds dedicated to biodiversity
  • At the Museum of Natural History
  • A museum dedicated to science and more particularly to biodiversity
  • Designed for children, with naturalized animals and interactive games

The Natural History Museum

the large greenhouses of the jardin des plantes

The Great Greenhouses

Practical information

See schedule details Every day from 7:30 am to 8 pm (summer) and from 8 am to 5 pm (winter)

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