Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

  • Museum
  • Sciences and technology
  • Natural history

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

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:

Parents and children can learn more about the challenges of biodiversity through a range of virtual reality experiments (from age 12 upwards). 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.

Opening and closing times

All year round, daily. Jardin des Plantes (botanical garden): open 7.45am – 8pm daily in summer and 8am – 5.30pm daily in winter.

Greenhouses and Botanic Gallery: open 10am – 5pm from the beginning of October until the end of March and 10am – 6pm from April to October. Closed on Tuesdays.

Gallery of Evolution: open daily 10am – 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December and 1 January.

Zoo: Open daily 9am – 5pm in winter and 9am – 6pm in summer.

Galleries of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy: Open daily 10am Closed on Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December and 1 January.


For TO sales and distributors: 25% discount from 20 tickets accumulated on all the Jardin des Plantes offer

Group rate from 20 people

Free entry for children < 3 years.

Gallery of Evolution: full price €9, concessions €7
Children's Gallery: full price €12, concessions €9
Greenhouses and Botanic Gallery: full price €7, concessions €5
Zoo: full price €13, concessions €10
Jardin des Plantes: free admission
Galleries of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy: full price €9, concessions €6

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.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers


  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Additional information

  • 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


Types of visits available

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

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)

Services and facilities


  • Restaurant


  • Ticketing in number


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French

Additional information

Legnht of visit : 1:30 per site


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move


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

Plan your route


Contact information

Your contacts

Marketing and Sales Department


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