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National Museum of Natural History

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This large museum of natural history combines three museums into one, including a four-story taxonomy wing, a building of skeletons and fossils and a separate structure devoted entirely to geology.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
5th Arr. - Pantheon
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

There are several parts in this museum with separate tickets. The museum of paleontology and comparative anatomy is amazing, but the building is in bad condition - the roof is leaking and some skeletons are covered by plastic to protect them from water. The grand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yesint3
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We visited as a couple and found this museum very fascinating. The specimens are numerous, varied and well laid out. We enjoyed that it was a little calmer than some of the other Paris attractions although it does lack a lot of translations. All information...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Please note there are 6 museums and a zoo all in this area with individual tickets for each and some can be bought as package and discount given when buy at other museums. We were with our almost 7 yr old, the Grande Galeria De...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Missartzy
Reviewed 8 November 2018

My husband and I did Paris at a slower pace this time around and stumbled across this museum after walking through the adjoining gardens (which are lovely). There were replica skeletons for dinosaurs and the woolly mammoth, and full skeletal systems of different whales, turtles,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Schwabbie
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The price you at the entrance is just suggestable. Once you are going to buy the entrance you must tell the cashier you are not going to pay it. You can say you just want to pay something relevant. The price you are told to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Aidiomas2003
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a low-crowd activity. It is a place of awe for those who are even slightly interested in nature, creatures, evolution, rocks, minerals, trees, fossils ... For an enthusiast, it is a whole day activity. The sheer enormity of certain animals existing & extinct,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank dedestined
Reviewed 4 September 2018

lovely old building and heaps of fossils, well set out, the gardens next door for the natural museum are stunning.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I have often visited the museums in the Jardin des Plantes. Currently the Minerology Galary is hosting the T Rex Exhibition. I visited it on Thursday, August 30 this year (2018). I walked in and I walked out within 20 minutes, terribly disappointed. The reports...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MZTParis
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There was not a big queue at all at the T-Rex exhibit (there are many different museums here) when I went, which was fortunate. The line moved quickly. The rooms are small so if it were crowded it would be squeezy. I had room to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Note that there are actually several separate museums in this complex. If you visit one, you get a discount on the others. The ones I saw are listed below Anatomy and paleontology: This museum not only has an impressive collection, it gives the visitor a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kristina R
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Response from Aidiomas2003 | Reviewed this property |
Totally! They check at the entrance but only for weapons and explosives
Peter H
11 June 2018|
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10am - 6pm