Health Pass

As of 21 July, in accordance with French Decree No. 2021-955 of 19 July 2021, a health pass must be presented in order to access all of our sites, except the Galerie de Géologie et de Minéralogie (Geology and Mineralogy Gallery) et les Grandes Serres  (Greenhouses).

Exemption will be granted for 12-17 year olds until 30 August. This obligation does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Visitors who purchased a ticket before 21 July and who do not meet the health requirements can request an exchange or a refund of their ticket.

To ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, wearing a mask remains obligatory in indoor spaces and queues. It is recommended in outdoor spaces.

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Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes © Manuel Cohen
Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes © Manuel Cohen
All year

Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes (Greenhouses)

Nature demonstrates creativity… From primitive aquatic plants which conquered the world to drought-tolerant plants, disappear amongst the fabulously vibrant flora in the greenhouses. Return to the origins of man!

Opening times

Open today

Open daily

Except on tuesdays

10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Target public

Age 8+

Accessible to visitors with reduced mobilityAccessible to blind and visually-impaired visitorsAccessible to deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

Getting here

Grandes serres du Jardin des Plantes

Access via the Jardin des Plantes
57 and 47 rue Cuvier
2, 10, 18 rue Buffon
36, 38 and 40 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Place Valhubert
75005 Paris


tickets are sold online

FROM €5 to €7

The Greenhouses

Nature often varies

You enter almost reverently through a cathedral-like Art Deco colonnade. And rightly so, for the tropical rainforests featured in the first greenhouse are sanctuaries for biodiversity, where a single hectare can be home to several hundred species of trees. Originally from Africa, America and South-East Asia, the plants form a perfect jungle. Make your way through the banana trees, creepers, ferns and orchids, climb up the rock and enjoy the wonderful view over the greenhouse and discover the benefits and functions of the various plant species.

Grandes serres du Jardin des Plantes ©  Manuel Cohen
Grandes serres du Jardin des Plantes © Manuel Cohen
Serre des déserts et milieux arides © MNHN - FG Grandin
Serre des déserts et milieux arides © MNHN - FG Grandin

Fertile imagination

In the long gallery next door, the heat is the same as you’d find in deserts and arid habitats (United States, Mexico, Sahara, Australia, etc.). For the plants, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity! There are great ways to withstand drought, such as burying yourself like living stones, storing water in your tissue like the cactus or remaining dormant in seed form during dry periods. Bizarre shapes also arise out of this need — like the ball, perfect for conserving water —, sometimes covered in spines or hairs. Some plants are even fire -resistant!

Grandes serres du Jardin des Plantes © MNHN - François Grandin
Grandes serres du Jardin des Plantes © MNHN - François Grandin

A natural Eldorado

Next it’s off to New Caledonia! The Oceania archipelago really did deserve its own greenhouse. In these lands, which were cut off for a long time, plants have become extremely specialised: 76% of the species here don’t exist anywhere else! A unique characteristic appreciated by both scientists and visitors to the Muséum. The greenhouse displays the great diversity of these plants in five different environments: the rainforest, the dry forest, heathland, the savanna and the mangrove swamp. It is an opportunity to admire majestic local tree ferns and species which have become extremely rare in nature.

Serre de Nouvelle-Calédonie © MNHN - FG Grandin
Serre de Nouvelle-Calédonie © MNHN - FG Grandin
Serre de l’histoire des plantes © MNHN - Manuel Cohen
Serre de l’Histoire des plantes © MNHN - Manuel Cohen

Back to our roots

The last greenhouse traces the long history of the evolution of plants, from their conquest of the land to the first flower. An adventure which began at least 430 million years ago and which has seen several reproductive processes develop. Modern-day representatives of species which appeared a long time ago, such as ferns, conifers and horsetails, fossil remains and reconstructions of extinct plants paint a captivatingly beautiful picture of different shades of green. They demonstrate just how necessary plants are to the Earth’s atmosphere, as well as the appearance of animal life and therefore… Man.

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