National Museum of Natural History, Paris

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#21 of 142 in Museums in Paris
National Museum of Natural History includes the recently renovated Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, where you can see thousands of animal specimens from all over the world. The Galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie Comparée features a collection of animal skeletons. Put National Museum of Natural History at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip itinerary planner .
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  • incredible exposure, as well for the small very rich, very documented major with amazing workshops, manipulations, driven by passionate facilitators. We're never bored. Beautiful
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  • A walk through the evolution of animals over the centuries and unfortunately many extinctions. The Gallery of the evolution of the Museum is articulated in 3 floors. Allow about 1:30 with young children who don't really dwell on all the descriptions, but who will be pleased with their visit.
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  • Fantastic find, absolutely marvellous and very visitor friendly, FAR more so than the Louvre which was exhausting. This one is really fabulous and great for adults and children alike. Set in lovely ga...  more »
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  • Amazing place, definitely take the time to come and discover all this place has to offer. The entrance prices are very cheap, considering all this place has to offer they're a steal. If you only opt for a ticket to a single exhibition then you'll get a discount code for other exhibitions should you change your mind and decide to spend more time here, which we did. The collections are quite remarkable and well presented. Laid out well and great to walk around and explore. From a selfish stand point, it'd have improved the experience had more of the exhibits had English translations, we're in Paris though and it should be expected that the majority of the exhibits are in French.
  • Wonderful museum overall. A lineup outside the kids area is truly not necessary though and the ticket sales lineups can be a TON better organized. Kept us in the freezing snow outside and only let a few people in to buy tickets at a time. Brrrrr
  • World class Natural history museum with memorable Noah's ark style scene in a room of truly impressive scale. Child friendly.
  • A really cool museum! The building itself also makes it a cool experience, it is cool to look down to the 'animal migration' on the first floor, although the open plan does exacerbate the sound of the groups of school children. There is a comprehensive room of extinct animals and there were lockers to store my huge backpack (I missed my bus and had a few hours to spare).
  • Beautiful interior but the lighting is a little too dim for me. Extensive exhibits but a pity there's no English translations. Read up on what you can see before you visit. We bought the most expensive tickets to see all galleries including the temporary exhibition on meteorite as well as the children's gallery. We unknowingly exited the Evolution gallery to see the meteorites. The staff didn't allow us to enter again so we missed the children's gallery totally as it was located inside the Evolution gallery. Quite a disappointment as we only spent 1.5 hour. Directional signs and brochure could be improved as I only realised now that we also completely missed the building showcasing all the fossils and bones!
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