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Last updated: 28 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

Founded in 1793 during the French Revolution, this impressive museum is dedicated to preserving and educating about the natural world, and showcasing the diversity of life on Earth.

It has four substantive galleries housing a vast collection of over 68 million specimens, as follows:

  1. Grande Galerie de l’Evolution: showcasing evolution and biodiversity through taxidermy specimens.
  2. Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy: An extensive collection of ancient skeletons, including dinosaurs.
  3. Mineralogy Gallery: a dazzling display of gemstones, crystals, and minerals.
  4. Menagerie and the Great Greenhouses: living plants and animals, including rare species, in a beautiful garden setting.

Logistics

Price from: £26
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, Wednesday to Monday. Closed on Tuesday.

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Ile-de-France, France

Aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in frame against a beautiful golden sunset

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