Life Chronicles

Until June 16, 2024

Embark on an exceptional immersive expedition spanning the 3.5 billion year history of Earth and life itself!

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A breathtaking experience

For the first time, a virtual reality experience lets you experience every major period in the evolution of the planet and life itself, from the very start. Don your headset and begin your adventure starting 3.5 billion years ago... right up to the year 2200! Take a trip back in time to marvel at the landscapes of the past and meet spectacular species, including huge millipedes, marine reptiles and dinosaurs!

For 45 minutes, experience the beauty and bounty of life. From the bottom of the ocean to tropical forests, travel through the palaeo-landscapes of the major geological periods: following the first vestiges of life in the Archean period and the appearance of animal life in the Cambrian (520 million years ago), to the great dinosaurs of the Cretaceous (67 million years ago) and the rise of the humans (between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago)...

An interactive experience

Alongside your virtual guide—the young researcher Charlie with her little robot Darwin—you and your group will get up close and personal with the various species that have inhabited the Earth. And just how close will you dare get to the T-Rex?

Concept Art. Tableau Crétacé, visuel de travail

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A scientific account

Paleontologists, paleobotanists, evolutionary biologists, bioacousticians... The Muséum's scientists bring this epic to life, in a whimsical and at times humorous way, but always driven by scientific data.

In order to best represent the atmosphere of a given period, a soundscape has been created to immerse you in these dense environments. Listen carefully - a species may be sneaking up on you!

A changing Earth

Naturally, living conditions on the Earth's surface have changed over time. Each time you discover a palaeo-landscape, you'll be informed as to where you have landed, as well as to the specific characteristics of the era.


Wishing to take part in the experience and have questions before booking your ticket? Browse our answers to your most frequently asked questions about this immersive virtual reality expedition.

F.A.Q. Life Chronicles

A co-production between virtual reality creator Excurio (an Emissive brand) and the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

Concept Art. Tableau Archéen, visuel de travail

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