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Museums Night 2017 at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle

Published on 14 April 2017 By Julien A.
Grande Galerie de l'Evolution - savane

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From 20 May 2017
To 21 May 2017

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57, rue Cuvier
75005 Paris 5


This Saturday May 20, 2017, the museum takes part in Museums Night and invites us to discover the Gallery of Evolution for free and at night-time!

On Museums Night 2017 what about visiting the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle’s Gallery of Evolution? It features over 7,000 stuffed animals giving a picture of the species visible across the world including some which have disappeared or are endangered. Southern right whale’s and blue whale’s skeletons welcome us and show us the path through the mammal world: giraffe, elephant, zebras and hyenas occupy the museum’s alleys.

In 2015, to celebrate the Gallery of Evolution’s 20th birthday, the collections’ 7,000 specimens have been restored by the museum’s taxidermists. For almost three years, they have been dusted and some of them even have been "fixed". Stuffed animals kept their expression! Specimens’ restoration might be visible because it often happens that taxidermists have to work "in situ" to prevent from moving the animals.

The visit will then continue through the temporary exhibition "Espèces d’Ours!" focusing on bears so you can learn everything about these wild beasts.

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Throughout the visit through the temporary and permanent exhibitions, you can attend different performances by Jade and Cyril, from the Compagnie du Singe debout, who will perform non-stop from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Museums Night at the Gallery of Evolution
Saturday May 20, 2017
Location: Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Opening times: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

What a program! If you want to discover other places in Île-de-France, do not hesitate to check out other articles about Museums Night in Île-de-France:

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