Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, Paris

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#28 of 142 in Museums in Paris
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  • My son was amazed by animals and impressed with the scelettes of dinosaurs. A remake
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  • It is extremely unfortunate that for a Museum of this size, who lived an extremely heavy and successful renovation a few years ago, that the interview does not follow: - many dives in the dark windows - many other windows partially informed, with cligottantes or tired, bulbs that make it almost impossible to read - signs that clearly does not follow the evolution of the development ("history of the great Gallery"... not found...) More boring, science evolves and some exposed classifications are now outdated, especially on plants. When a spring cleaning, before this place, today praised by visitors, not re - become a desert? Enjoy hand exposure on meteorites, exciting, well designed, and let the team that created the care of updating the permanent collection ;-) with talent
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  • A wide range of life on Earth and more! All in a grand, full of space architecture. Perfect for the afternoon.
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  • Wow! What an impressive building and setup! This place breathes history. A lot of stuffed animals in very lively settings. It allows you to get really close to a lion, walk around a giraffe, etc... Most of the documentation is in French though.
  • The organization of the exhibits is hard to follow. The whole building is dark, perhaps to preserve specimens; however they also have many replicas included. There is little accessible information about many of the collections; a fair number of collections also need the lights to be replaced. Much of the museum is regarding classification and biodiversity, although there is some evolution. Overall I am extremely disappointed by the lack of information and how the dim lighting makes it hard to observe the majority of collections. Unimpressed that the quality does not match the price.
  • Great place for kids and big kids. The children's exhibition was very interesting and well laid out. No need to book online just be there every half hour to get in. No baby changing facilities at the children's exhibition, but there's a big windowsill at the toilets where you can do a quick change.
  • These freakin' jokers have no idea what evolution is. There are four floors in this museum. The first two are dedicated to "diversité du vivant". That is, just a bunch of freakin' stuffed animals and recreations of existing ecosystems. A static picture of the present moment and, therefore, not evolution. All of the actual evolution is packed into the third of the four floors. A bit on transmission and natural selection. Maybe a few trilobites for the gormless rubes who thought that a museum could actually communicate information. The last floor is dedicated to the "sixth extinction" since we definitely need exactly as much space dedicated to moralistic scolding as we need to the actual theme of the museum.
  • An extensive gallery showcasing animals. The hanging dinosaur skeleton is the best I've seen, especially with the elephant in the backdrop: it emphasizes how huge dinosaurs were. At one point while I was in the museum, an artificial storm hits the museum with realistic sounds of rain and visual lightning - it was a very nice touch.
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