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, la 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 100 reptiles and naturalized amphibians
  • A room dedicated to extinct or endangered species
  • Rare and impressive pieces
  • A sound and light game
  • 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 Grande Galerie de l'Evolution


  • A space for 6-12 year olds devoted to biodiversity
  • At the Museum of Natural History
  • A museum devoted to science and more specifically to biodiversity
  • Designed for kids, with stuffed animals and interactive games

The Great Greenhouses

Practical information

View schedule details Every day from 7.30 am to 8 pm (summer) and from 8 am to 5 pm (winter)

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