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À la Galerie des enfants, la biodiversité se découvre en famille. Avis aux petits curieux et aux grands : animaux naturalisés et jeux interactifs les attendent. © MNHN – Agnès Iatzoura
À la Galerie des enfants, la biodiversité se découvre en famille. Avis aux petits curieux et aux grands : animaux naturalisés et jeux interactifs les attendent. © MNHN – Agnès Iatzoura

Galerie des Enfants (Children’s Gallery)

Practical information

There are no specific measures in place at the Galerie des Enfants to help guide visually-impaired children. It is recommended that they be accompanied; However, they can enjoy the sensory exhibits relatively independently once they are in front of them.

Placed throughout the various ecosystems, 15 full-size bronze animal sculptures can be viewed and touched freely. Alongside each sculpture is a Corian® display placing the animal in its context through contoured drawings. These displays are accompanied by braille text.

Please note: only the animal sculptures and contoured displays can be touched. Visitors are not allowed to touch the stuffed specimens.

All exhibition texts are written in large print on a contrasting background.

Numerous stools (without backs or armrests) and a few benches are provided throughout the exhibition spaces.

Access to the upper floors is possible via stairs or lifts.

Activities

Individual visitors and families

To find out about the activities on offer, consult the calendar.

The permanent presence of a mediator

A mediator trained in disability awareness is permanently present in the Galerie des Enfants. He or she can briefly explain the exhibition and themes addressed, answer any questions you or the children may have, and, if need be, show them how to use specific exhibits.

Free admission for visitors with disabilities on self-guided tours (without a guide) (without a guide), as well as for their carer, upon presentation of appropriate ID (disability or priority card). Any additional carers must purchase a ticket at the applicable price.

Booking in advance recommended via the online ticket office.

All vouchers for a free admission ticket (and also for a free carer ticket) obtained on the website must be presented at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution reception with appropriate ID (disability or priority card), where they will be exchanged for an admission ticket.

Please note: only the animal sculptures may be touched. Visitors are not allowed to touch the stuffed specimens.

Groups

Guided tours and guided sensory workshops, with a Museum guide who has been trained in disability awareness, are available for groups of visually-impaired visitors, subject to booking.

To find out more, download the activity programme for groups of visitors with disabilities.