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National Museum of Natural History

57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the expo on 'Legends of National Geographic' which was really interesting and well laid out. I was a bit surprised that it was all in different buildings and we had to buy separate tickets. One thing to notice is that they...More

Thank himmeli2013
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My 17 year old nephew and I visited 3 of the galleries associated with Paris' Museum of Natural History (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle). He was really into dinosaurs when he was younger and we really enjoyed the stacked collections of fossils and bones. The strength...More

Thank Dbwellsooh
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit! We took a dinosaur obsessed 3 year old and he loved it. Skeletons galore, which you can get right up close to. The palaeontology room was fantastic with actual whale skeletons. Then we wandered around the gardens and...More

Thank Adrian O
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The staging is spectacular and the kids were thrilled! But as it is too often the case nowadays, information and knowledge are given short-shrift: labels and explanations are hard to find, at ground level -when they exist or aren't misplaced... Shouldn't a science museum also...More

1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

fantastic collection of dinosaurs and other creatures. Great for adults and children. Well worth a visit and the gardens around the buildings are beautiful

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I realised right now that the museum has more than one sectors. The central was nothing to worth. I thing that not a single animal is real. Everything was fake. It is om for children, but as an adult I expected something more. For young...More

Thank danae-mily
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The temporary exhibition of photographs by National Geographic society was appealing, getting good reviewsin local magazines..Most of them have been published by the magazine over the years and were very nice, grouped by themes: explorations, wildlife, human faces. However the exhibition is pretty limited in...More

1  Thank stism
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I loved dinosaurs and here i felt like a child again. My favorite was the paleontological area, in the first floor have an amazing exhibition of animals and compared anatomy of the 5 vertebrates. In the second floor you find the paleontological exhibition with a...More

2  Thank Rafagome
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

1st impression!? Why go to see stuffed animals!? Quick answer : cause this place will tell you many stories and those dolls will ease memorize it! Great place for kids! Even language is not big issue here!

1  Thank miloszek
Reviewed 29 April 2017

When I saw this pop up to do in Paris I knew we had to go on our last trip. My sister was a Zoology Major in college, so this was right up her ally. And surprising her with a trip has won me the...More

Thank Galaxcytraveling
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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Sandra J
9 May 2017|
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Response from mariedesjardins | Reviewed this property |
Try the website for all information. website is mnhn. The extension is fr not com. Also, the menagerie (zoo) is really nice place to visit. It's on the same grounds along with the jardins des plantes (garden with many... More
19 April 2017|
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Response from nickandclaudia | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, late afternoon in winter, there was no queu at all.
Allison I
5 March 2017|
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Response from erskimo5 |
Im not sure if it is, unlike the previous answer; it is most definitely not always free. You can walk around the grounds, that are quite big and quite lovely, though, no comparison to the inside. I don't recall it being... More