Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1793 during the French Revolution, it is one of the most important museums in France. Its collection is composed of objects from the world of science, research, zoology, botany, geomorphology, ecology, mineralogy, evolution, society and other fields.

Complex of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris

The museum is in fact a large French museum complex with several small buildings housing the exhibits, all linked by the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement in Paris, with galleries dedicated to the world of Mineralogy, Geology, Paleontology and Evolution.

The Musée de l’Homme is devoted to ethnography and physical anthropology. The Paris Zoo (also called Zoo de Vincennes) and the Zoo des Clères, are also part of the complex and are a little further from the city centre. In total, more than 2 million objects are on display in the spaces of the National Museum of Natural History, not including temporary exhibitions. The most visited galleries inside the museum are the history of peoples, the history of our planet and the history of life and the wing of evolution in the matrix.

To get to the National Museum of Natural History of France, located next to the Jardin des Plantes, in the 5th arrondissement, you can take the metro and get off at the Place Monge station. To get to the Musée de l’Homme, take the metro and get off at Trocadéro station. To go to the Zoo de Paris, in the 12th arrondissement, get off at Porte Dorée station.

Address: 36 rue Geoffoy Saint Hilaire, 75005 Paris