We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Natural History

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
33-1-40-79-30-00
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #101 of 772 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

218 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    93
    84
    27
    8
    6
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing I went to the museum of evolution and the galleries of anatomy they were both great but I would prefere more English and to be able to buy a ticket that works for all the galleries

Was this review helpful? Yes
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable day visiting the grand gallery of evolution and the gallery of palaeontology and comparative anatomy. Both museums were very interesting if you like that sort of stuff, however the museum of palaeontology isn't for the feaint hearted. Down the one side of the room they have various animal organs and body parts preserved in jars!!!!!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A very surprising place. This is actually a collection of disparate displays housed in separate buildings so you can easily spend a whole day there and there are places to eat a picnic - take food as the restaurant is derelict and the take away food stall poor and very expensive. Each exhibit charges separately which can be expensive if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited this museum complex today and were amazed at the old world charm of the buildings and the fascinating exhibits within. It is really a group of separate buildings holding a variety of collections within the Jardin des Plantes. We visited the pavilion which houses a huge array of skeletons and fossils. Stepping into the exhibition was like stepping... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mackay, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

we spent about 4 hours here and could have spent more time very easily. It did get a bit confusing because the place is so big so we had to really map out what we wanted to see. There was so many people here and it was so easy to get lost so stick with your buddy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tyne and Wear
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well worth a visit we found the exhibits very interesting and the gardens were lovely to visit many people taking picnics as the weather was really good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tipperary
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the grand gallery section. There is a lot to see and we were glad we visited the museum. Well-worth it and the outside gardens are worth a look.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NSW
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Look out for the siamese twin animals in formalin! I think you'd whip through this in an hour if you had children. It was interesting. Note that this museum is straight across the road from Gare d'Austerlitz. Very easy to get to. Take a picnic for the park. Also, a McDonalds is next door. You may get a glimpse of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Riga, Latvia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
57 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice museum, possibility to know more about nature. The possibility to see a lot of plants in gardens around museum. Great place for people to know about nature and survival in wild nature, see and smell the real plants from places worldwide. The manekens of different animals and inhabitants of oceans seen in inside the buildings halls. Liked everything,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hervey Bay, Australia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
85 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Though our visit was 4 years ago, we all still remember this quite vividly because of the impression it made! The Grand Gallery, with all of the polished wood, was just magnificent with all of the skeletons on display and of course, you can go into the upstairs gallery to look down upon those same skeletons! Everyone in the family... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed National Museum of Natural History also viewed

 

Been to National Museum of Natural History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage National Museum of Natural History?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing