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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

I attended the temporary photography exhibition hosted my National Geographic early last summer with my photography group at school for our Silver Arts Award. The whole exhibition was really interesting, in both the photography and in the way it was presented. The photography there was...More

Thank Mia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set amongst the Jardin de Plantes ( worth seeing in its own right) this museum is full of enormous skeletons of whales, sharks, giraffes, brontosauruses, and extinct mammals and animals.It's a mind blowing collection. A history of evolution. Great for kids, but worthwhile for adults...More

Thank Chantman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is divided into topics: Geology, botany, etc. A separate modest fee is charged for each, which I appreciated as I had time for only part of the facility. Really well done.

Thank mes227
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a well designed, large museum, filled with up to date displays, displaying evolution. It is aimed at kids of all ages, with both simple and more serious displays and narratives. We spent at least two hours here, including a fun lunch, to absorb...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Truth be told, you don't really go to Paris to see this, b someone in my party really wasn't into art and history and so we happened upon this place. By the way, it didn't hold her attention so some just can't be helped. Walking...More

Thank Csaltpleez
Reviewed 10 August 2017

this place is very good ,it is very big and you could have most of the day there as lots to see ,i did not see many toilets, but i was not looking much for them . they was people there to help you too...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Natural History museum of Paris twice, once in January 2015 and once in June 2017. The room full of skeletons is incredible and is perfect for artists to sit at their leisure and sketch or for Natural History fanatics to get...More

Thank Natty W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

In this museum, there are more than 2500 fossils of which 650 are complete skeletons and 1000 are parts of skeletons preserved in fluid. Not all are in glass cases, which makes viewing (and photographing) the exhibits excellent. One can even walk between them to...More

1  Thank MZTParis
Reviewed 29 July 2017

While the content of the exhibition is quite interesting and the photographies are without a doubt extraordinary, the 12-euro admission price is definitely not worth it. All the photographies could probably be found on google. For that price, one would expect more of them arranged...More

1  Thank Nicolas M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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

1  Thank himmeli2013
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 RedRobinPix | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember, but it wasn't much. I think on first Sunday of month the entry is free, but you have to check.
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