Vertebrates are animals possessing an internal skeleton made of bone or cartilage that protects the central nervous system. The vertebrate collection group comprises around 1.4 million specimens.
Galleries, gardens and zoos
Plan your visit
The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle encompasses 12 sites in Paris, the Île-de-France and in the regions. Its historic heart is situated in the...
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Les Éditions du Muséum
Scientific Publications of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Since 1802, the Muséum has been releasing scientific publications in the field of Natural Sciences and Human Sciences.
The Muséum’s library network
The Muséum’s documentation network encompasses some twenty specialist libraries in the departments, based around the central library. Its document,...
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Founded in 1907, the aim of the Society of Friends of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and the Jardin des Plantes is to provide moral and...
The collection groups
Programmes and infrastructures
Why do we have collections?
Loan requests and consultation of the collections
This section allows you to access the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle scientific databases as well as supplementary or related databases.
The Muséum’s collections of natural history objects are a hugely important resource for learning more about our environment. In this regard they...
Research & Expertise
The marine stations
European and international programmes
The Labex BCDiv
The Muséum’s analytical platform
The Muséum is one of those rare institutions able to study the evolutionary path of living organisms down through the ages to the present day. Its...
Research valorisation aims to transfer the results of academic research to the socio-economic world so that society can benefit from the results of...