European Heritage Days 2019 at Paris Jardin des Plantes – National Museum of Natural History

For European Heritage Days 2019, the National Museum of Natural History libraries open for workshops, meetings and discovery tours.

Every year, the National Museum of Natural History takes part in European Heritage Days to promote our natural heritage from fauna to flora. This year, libraries are given pride of place and invite you on September 21 and 22, 2019 to discover a lovely program echoing the “Océan” exhibition.

European Heritage Days 2019 at the National Museum of Natural History:

  • Get introduced to the Japanese art of gyotaku (workshop)
    Create a gyotaku, a fish print on paper, using a method that used to be used by Japanese fishermen and now used by artisans. Print the fishes observed during the great expeditions of the Museum, based on castings. Discover the ichthyology collections and works by Japanese artist Boshu Naga kept at the Museum.
    Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Starting from 6 years old
    Free access

  • Seaweeds, a garden under the sea (discovery-tour)
    Botanists also collect plants under the sea. From the multimedia library to the Botanic Library, discover the precious collections of the Herbarium and the libraries to discover the world of seaweeds.
    Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Starting from 12 years old
    Free access

  • Sculpted bestiary at the Jardin des Plantes (discovery-tour)
    This tour invites you to discover the bronze and stone bestiary adorning the paths of the Jardin des Plantes. In this open-air museum, bears, lions or hippopotamuses show about a century and a half of animal sculpture.
    Saturday September 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Starting from 12 years old
    Free access

For these discoveries, meet in the main library lobby. Note that the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution remains charged!

European Heritage Days 2019 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:

And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:

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Last updated on 21 September 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019



    36, rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire
    75005 Paris 5


    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website

    More information
    De 10h à 18h
    Lieu : Hall de la Bibliothèque Centrale