Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

The National Museum of Natural History has amazed visitors since 1640.

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
57 rue Cuvier, 2 rue Buffon 75005 Paris, 75005 Paris 5ème


57 rue Cuvier
2 rue Buffon 75005 Paris
75005 Paris 5ème



+33 (0)1 40 79 56 01


Metro: Gare-d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10), Jussieu (lines 7 and 10), Place Monge or Censier-Daubenton (line 7)

RER: Austerlitz (line C)

Bus: Lines 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 and 91.

SNCF Railway station: Gare d'Austerlitz and Gare de Lyon

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The garden presents an amazing variety of plant life, with over 6000 different species. The Grande Galerie de l'Évolution (Gallery of Evolution), which spans 7500 m², illustrates the diversity of the living world with its animal display.

Spotlight on Families:
The Galerie des Enfants (Children's Gallery) teaches children and parents all about the challenges of biodiversity. Don't miss the Galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie comparée (Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy), the Greenhouses and the Zoo with 5.5 ha dedicated to wildlife in the heart of Paris.

Facilities and services
• Individual advance tickets at discounted prices (20+ tickets), tickets valid for 2 years. E-tickets available when buying 20–49 tickets.
• Guided tours for groups (booking required)
• Venue hire: galleries, amphitheatre, auditorium, etc.

Events and activities
• Museum cultural events: free events (films, public classes, talks)

Ecology commitment
The Museum gives a voice to its researchers, and conferences and interviews on biodiversity are available online.


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  • Maximum number: 30

Complementary welcome

On site restaurant :
La Baleine Restaurant in the Botanical Gardens. Open in april 2018.

For more information about accessibility, see the accessible establishments directory on

Services and Activities


  • Ticketing in number


  • Restaurant


Type of visit available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours obligatory

Average length of individual visit

90 min

Additional visit

Legnht of visit : 1:30 per site


Visit language(s)

Educational signs and documentation language(s)

Spoken language(s)

Language(s) of documentation


Minimum number of ticket for group price : 20 combinable with all Jardin des Plantes offers.

Scaled discount according to the quantity purchased.

Full price

10 - 10€

Reduced price

7 - 7€


Gallery of Evolution: full price €9, concessions €7, free for under 26s

Children's Gallery: full price €12, concessions €9, free for under 3s

Greenhouses and Botanic Gallery: full price €7, concessions €5, free for under 3s

Zoo: full price €13, concessions €10, free for under 3s

Jardin des Plantes: free admission

Galleries of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy: full price €9, concessions €6, free for under 26s

Special offer: Purchase of a full-price ticket to one site at the Jardin des Plantes allows the ticket holder discounted admission to the other Jardin des Plantes sites (upon presentation of the full-price ticket). Valid: 3 months.

Free younger than 25 year


Direct Ticketing

Visite guidée :

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 79 36 00

Billetterie en nombre :

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 79 57 87

For groups :
Booking required : Yes
Reservation deadline : 30 days
External guide accepted (right to speak 15€)



  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

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