Celebrate the anniversary of the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution with a weekend of events

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by · Published on February 8th, 2024 at 03:35 p.m.
The Grande Galerie de l'Évolution at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle is 30 years old! To celebrate, come and enjoy a weekend of events on March 23 and 24, 2024, featuring themed tours, workshops, readings, artistic and theatrical performances.

If you're a fan ofnatural history, you've probably already visited the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, which opened in 1994 in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes! On March 23 and 24, 2024, it's already celebrating its 30th anniversary, and invites you and your family to enjoy a host ofexceptional events based around its collections, which are awe-inspiring for young and old alike! Themed tours, workshops, readings, artistic and theatrical performances - there'll be plenty of opportunities to (re)discover this jewel in the crown of France's cultural and scientific heritage, for the price of an admission ticket!

Of course, you'll be able to enjoy the permanent exhibition, including theFélins show, all weekend long, but also in the evening, thanks to a nocturne on Saturday, until 10pm, for an extraordinary atmosphere. A special guest for this anniversary is the famous dodo, brought back to life by two artifacts created for the occasion, to be discovered in the Endangered and Extinct Species room.

In his honor, a comic reading of the tale"La nuit du dodo" (The night of the dodo) and atreasure hunt "Le trésor de Maurice" (Maurice's treasure) are offered in the Museum library.

Family events

  • Le fantôme de Darwin, artistic and musical performance (all ages)
  • Tout le monde descendre, a play (ages 8 and up)
  • La nuit du dodo, comic reading (ages 5 and up), in the presence of author Véronique Ovaldé and illustrator Aline Zalko
  • Du bout des doigts and Histoires de jolis monstres workshop (ages 3 to 6)
  • Ma carte postale de la Grande Galerie workshop (5 to 7 years)
  • Atelier pop-up : ma petite Grande Galerie (7 to 11 years)
  • Regards croisés sur la Grande Galerie de l'Évolution (ages 12 and up)
  • Les oubliés de la Grande Galerie (mini-visit from 9 years)
  • Animals from every angle (mini-visit from 6 years)
  • Secrets of specimens (mediation from 6 years)
Happy birthday to you!

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The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris with its Jardin des Plantes is an emblematic institution of the capital, founded in 1793. Accessible all year round, this museum offers an insight into the world's rich natural heritage. From plants and magnets to fossils and experiments, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of nature. [Read more]

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 23th, 2024 to March 24th, 2024



    36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire
    75005 Paris 5

    Prix de l'entrée: €10 - €13

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