MNHN Great Gallery of Evolution - Paris, France
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Quick Description: Great Gallery of Evolution in the National Museum of Natural History in Paris
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 3:18:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMCYTV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
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Long Description:
«The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) is the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

The museum was formally founded on 10 June 1793, during the French Revolution. Its origins lie, however, in the Jardin royal des plantes médicinales (Royal Medicinal Plant Garden) created by King Louis XIII in 1635, which was directed and run by the royal physicians. The royal proclamation of the boy-king Louis XV on 31 March 1718, however, removed the medical function, enabling the garden—which became known simply as the Jardin du Roi (King's Garden)—to focus on natural history.

The museum includes sites throughout France, including the original location at the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement of Paris (métro Place Monge). The galleries there include the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, and the famous Grand Gallery of Evolution (Grande Galerie de l'évolution).»

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«At the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution of Paris you are taken back in time and are introduced to the story of evolution of various species. There are over 7000 species at this museum from both land and sea, including some extinct species.

It was once known as the zoology gallery in the 1800s. During the World War II the gallery was damaged badly. Most of the remaining collections were moved with small to medium sized one to an underground zootheque which is closed to the public.

After extensive renovations, finally in 1994 the Great Gallery of Evolution of Paris opened once again.

At the bottom floor you will learn about the diversity of maine life. The first floor is dedicated to the diversity of life on land. Third floor is for the evolution of man and the fourth floor is for the evolution of life.

There is a room dedicated to extinct and endangered species.

There is also a discovery room designed for kids between 5-12 to satisfy their natural curiosity.»

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Admission Fees:
Adults: €8 Children (age 4-13): €6 Children (under age 4)/Visitors with disabilities and their accompanying person/Unemployed: free


Hours of operation:
Wed - Mon: 10am-6pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed: Tuesdays, Labour Day


Services Provided:
Souvenir shop


Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
There will be no requirement for posting a visit; but a photo of you with your GPS or just your GPS somewhere on the museum grounds or in the museum would be fun. Preferrably at the entrance or near the museum sign. Actually going IN the museum is also NOT required for posting a log.
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