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Océan en voie d’illumination © MNHN
Océan en voie d’illumination © MNHN

Illuminated Ocean

This exhibition has ended

From 18 November 2019 to 19 January 2020

Following the success of Espèces en voie d’illumination [Illuminated species] in 2018, the Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants) will once again illuminate your festivities with incredible giant luminous sculptures.

Opening times

The event has ended

Access every 30 minutes
from 6 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Visit until 11 p.m.

Open every evening except for 24 and 31 December 2019

Target public

Open to all

Getting here

Jardin des Plantes

Place Valhubert, 75005 Paris


Full rate €15 (age 13+)

Concession rate €12 (children from 3 to 12 years old; job seekers, those on means-tested benefits, Amis du Muséum (Friends of the Museum) members; members of Amis du Musée de l’Homme [Friends of the Museum of Mankind]; SECAS members; military personnel with Carte Sentinelle)

Family ticket €48 (2 adults and 2 children aged 3 to 12)

Free: children under 3 years of age, those with disabilities and their carers

From Monday to Thursday, excluding school holidays, book your visit at 9.30 p.m. for the single rate of €12!

Dive into an ocean of beauty

This year, along the pathways of the Garden and the Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, your steps will lead you to discover the wonders of the Oceans.

Departing from Place Valhubert, you will discover the inhabitants of the coastline, the splendour of the warm seas; you will then immerse yourselves in the discovery of weird and wonderful creatures in the mysterious universe of the abyss, before finally heading towards the icy seas of the poles...

From the clownfish to the magnificent predator of the Arctic oceans - the killer whale, from the mantis shrimp to the sea turtle, the common fangtooth to the great white shark, prepare to be amazed by the dozens of creatures in this poetic and artistic installation.

An extraordinary journey that will astonish you just as much as it will draw your attention to the fragility of our oceans.

Do not miss the opportunity to meet the inhabitants of the oceans on this magical journey.

To facilitate the organisation of your visit:

All visitors (including concessions or those entitled to visit free of charge) are required to book and purchase their ticket online

Information: +33 (0)1 40 79 56 00


Visit a Museum site at a discounted rate with your full rate

Océan en voie [Illuminated Ocean] ticket. Offer valid until 9 February 2020 at the following sites: Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (and the exhibition Océan: une plongée insolite) [Gallery of Evolution]; Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée [Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology Gallery]; La Ménagerie, le zoo du Jardin des Plantes [Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes]; Itinéraire Grandes Serres & Botanique [Botanical and Greenhouses Tour]; Parc zoologique de Paris [Zoological Park of Paris]; Musée de l’Homme (and the exhibition Je mange donc je suis) [Museum of Mankind].


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