An atypical, magical, great museum with children?
Great Gallery of Evolution

The Great Gallery of Evolution

In the beautiful setting of the Garden of plantsthe Great Gallery of Evolutiona huge hall surrounded by three balconies lit by a 1,000 m² glass roof, houses 7000 specimens of the terrestrial worlds and aquatic. They do not speak anymore but tell us a lot! 

A fascinating museum

  • The children will discover 350 mammals, 450 birds, 360 fish and a hundred naturalized reptiles and amphibians
  • A very successful scenography with sound and light effects
  • Rare and impressive pieces such as the rhinoceros of the menagerie of the Palace of Versailles, which belonged to Louis XV and Louis XVI
  • Do not miss the room dedicated to extinct animals or endangered

Temporary exhibitions at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution

At the moment, in addition to the permanent collections, the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution presents a exciting temporary exhibition on gemstonesin association with Van Cleef & Arpels. Ideal to see with children from 8 years old

To do in the Jardin des Plantes

To eat in the area

We recommend the restaurant The beautiful plantsPerfect with children (children's menu, terrace when the weather is nice). And it's open on Sundays! And for snacks, the inevitable Café Maure of the Mosque of Parisfor its oriental pastries and its exotic setting.

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Practical information

See schedule details Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm (except Tuesday)

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