Family visits

The sites of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle make for a fascinating day out for children and adults alike. We do everything we can to help families discover the different sites: guided tours and workshops for children and their families, birthday parties, apprentice zookeeper activities, breakfast with the giraffes, games books, downloadable tour guides, etc.

Le petit oiseau et la chenille

Le petit oiseau et la chenille de Lena von Döhren (Allemagne - 4’31)

© L. von Döhren

Activities for children and adults alike!

Discover the Pousse-Pousse projections, a monthly event for children (and their parents!), from the age of two and upwards, at the Jardin des Plantes. You can plunge into the world of animals and nature through a programming of rare and unusual animated films from across the world and in all forms.

You can also come to the Effervescience events organised for 8-12 year-olds to explore biodiversity with our researchers.

Set out as a family to discover the different visitor areas for a fun day out led by our educational team! Discover the different species in the Jardin des Plantes’ Grandes Serres (Great Glasshouses), or the animals in the Ménagerie.

And why not become an apprentice zookeeper for a day at the Parc zoologique de Paris!  

All available activities can be found in our diary.

Find out about our range of visits for individuals at the Jardin des Plantes, Musée de l'Homme, Parc zoologique de Paris, and at our regional sites. A range of services is also available to make the visit more comfortable for all.

Find out about all the sites to visit

Atelier pour les enfants

Atelier pour les enfants au Musée de l'Homme.

© MNHN - J.-C. Domenech

Have fun on site and at home!

Download our games books and mobile apps to prolong your visit and discover our themes. Colouring books, paper fortune tellers, models and game books: manual activities in the limelight. Get out your paper and scissors!

Bestioles (Bugs): a series of podcasts for children

Onwards for an incredible adventure into the world of animals! Bestioles is a series of podcasts for 5-7 year-olds and for the grown-up children looking after them. Each episode takes us on an adventure to meet often inaccessible species of animals: 5 to 7 minutes of fun stories, animal noises and surprises to raise awareness of the richness of the biodiversity around us in a playful and scientific way.

What to listen to on our website

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