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National Museum of Natural History

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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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+33 1 40 79 30 00
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"comparative anatomy"
in 15 reviews
"animal skeletons"
in 11 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 11 reviews
"jardin des plantes"
in 9 reviews
"glass cases"
in 5 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 4 reviews
"t rex"
in 3 reviews
"sound effects"
in 3 reviews
"great for kids"
in 5 reviews
"english translation"
in 3 reviews
"second floor"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"different parts"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 8 reviews
"ground level"
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"rainy day"
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"notre dame cathedral"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not a top tier sight in Paris, but if you find yourself with extra time or in the area, you must stop. Bones after bones after bones, straight out of the 1800s. You no longer wonder why species went extinct (all that collecting?)....More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large collection of animal skeletons in a large hall. It is a combination of paleontology and anatomical studies. There are a few dinosaur exhibits, and several large mammals - mammoths, elephants, amphibians, whales, orcas. It is also a very beautiful old building set in...More

Thank Manju P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon in this fantastic collection of skeletons and had the chance to be close up to a full-sized TRex, there is also a mammoth which blows the mind on how large a creature it was,

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The nicest collection are in the paleontology and compared anatomy section. The exhibit covers a great arrange of all sizes animal skeletons, from whales to little birds. On the second floor you will find a great collections of fossil animals from dinosaurs to invertebrates.

Thank jscn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the T-Rex exhibition of an almost entire t-rex skeleton discovered in the U.S. and brought to France. It was very interesting and it has all descriptions in English as well as French.We learnt a lot about the T-Rex how it lived, how it...More

Thank Brett T
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Our family of three went to this fantastic museum this month and were very pleasantly surprised. It has a small zoo, beautiful gardens and amazing exhibitions and exhibits. We went in the morning and we were able to take in the zoo, walk the gardens,...More

Thank Pat P
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Museum is located in the Jardin des plantes and contains collections of animal skeletons, plant fossils, minerals and gemstones. The highlight is the grande galarie de l'Evolution which shows the interaction between man and nature through the evolution of life on Earth.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A nice destination for children of different ages, safe and well organised. Free for children, adults pay a limited 10 euros. Then ouside is a beautiful garden and a menagerie. Pleasant restaurant and cafe.

Thank Marie L
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

In all fairness we went on a crowded Sunday. The staff was very nice and this place may be great on a Wednesday morning. But...it doesn’t compare to the museum in NY which is organized and actually has original pieces. This is like a buffet...More

1  Thank Riley R
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited today 2nd April and were denied entry to the museum. We pre booked our tickets in December 2017 for our visit today and was told by the museum staff we must pay an extra 18 Euros for our children to enter the museum....More

2  Thank Scott D
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by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
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