"Special exhibitions in the Jardin des Plantes" Musee d'Histoire Naturelle - Natural History Museum Tip by kokoryko
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle - Natural History Museum, Paris: 14 reviews and 56 photos
Not only is the Jardin des plantes au beautiful Jardin à la Française, where the gardeners keep the alleys and massifs manicured, change often the flowers, where some trees begin to blossom in February, there are also a number of open air special exhibitions which are held in the garden. Last winter was an exhibition about dragons and legends, and on the main picture you can see a wondering Lamarck looking at a dragon, at the entrance of the Jardin des Plantes. Today (May, 8th) begins an exhibition about the Geology of France, in the frame of the International year of Planet Earth. I will go back to visit; I have time till end November. . . . I could see some of the preparations for this exhibition, like putting signs beside trees, recalling the scale of time for the planet, the geological ages, the important changes our planet has undergone, the birth of life, the appearance of multicellular organisms, etc. . . . . A giant map (Picture 2) is now hanging on the walls of the Galerie de Zoologie, you can see examples of signs on picture 3. There will be exhibitions of giant rocks like on picture 4, at the bottom of a mosaic geological map of France (accessible soon), and another of the signs displayed in the garden on the last picture
Amways something to see at the Jardin des Plantes , and enjoying the garden and discovering a bit of the planet or of legends beautiful flowers, isn?t it worth a visit? .
Open : the ?Jardin des Plantes? is open every day from 07:30 to19:45
Address: 57 rue Cuvier 75005
Directions: Paris 5ème : rue Cuvier, Buffon, Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, Valhubert
Bus: Lines 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 et 91 - Batobus : arrêt Jardin des Plantes
Metro:Austerlitz -Censier Daubenton -Jussieu
RER : line C, Austerlitz
Train: Gare d?Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon
Phone: 01 40 79 56 01 / 54 79
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