Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée (Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy Gallery)
Our opening times
Open daily except on tuesdays
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last entry: 1 hour before closing.
Closed on December 25th and January 1st
In the event of heatwave, the Gallery may be partially or totally closed to the public.
Recommended visit for age 6+
Some parts such as teratology or science of monsters (ground floor at the bottom) can offend the sensitivity of younger.
Galeries de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée
2 rue Buffon
Metro / RER
Gare d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10, RER C)
Jussieu (lines 7 and 10)
Place Monge (line 7)
Censier-Daubenton (line 7)
24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
Jardin des Plantes stop
There is no visitor car park at the Jardin des Plantes.
Underground car parks (charges apply) close to the Jardin des Plantes:
25 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - 75005 Paris
250 places, open 24/7
Phone : +33(0) 1 45 87 08 23
15 rue Lagrange - 75005 Paris, France
430 places, open 24/7
Phone : +33(0)1 43 25 84 47
37 boulevard Saint-Germain - 75005 Paris, France
637 places, open 24/7
Phone : +33(0)1 43 26 97 01
Gare de Lyon
You can purchase your ticket on site subject to availability.
Visitors aged 3 to 25 and still students, Pass Éducation holders
Children under 3 years old, visitors with disabilities and their carer, job seekers, welfare beneficiaries, teachers preparing a visit on presentation of ID, journalists on a professional visit, ICOM members, Amis du Muséum (Society of Friends of the Museum) members.
Free admission to permanent gallery collections for young people under 26 from the European Union excluding the Galerie des Enfants and temporary exhibitions.
Education Pass holder.
Visitor holding a full-price ticket which is less than 3 months old from another site of the Jardin des Plantes, the Musée de l'Homme or the Parc zoologique de Paris.
All full-price paying visitors in a non-school and non-assimilated group of 20 people or more (reservation obligatory, 1 free admission for every 20 paying visitors).
Free of charge
Young people under 25 years old who are EU residents on presentation of proof of details.
Disabled person and companion on presentation of a valid document issued by the Maisons Départementales des Personnes Handicapées (MDPH).
Jobseeker on presentation of a valid or less than 6 months old certificate issued by Pôle-Emploi and a photo ID.
Welfare recipients (as defined by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health), and dependents as stated on the certificate, on presentation of the valid certificate and photo ID.
Museum PASS holder for the current year on presentation of photo ID.
Museum student on presentation of a valid student card and photo ID.
ICOM/ICOMOS cards from the current year and presentation of an identity card with photo.
Teachers preparing their self-guided tour or their guided tour or a workshop on presentation of their booking.
French or foreign journalist on presentation of press card (with validity date).
Military personnel holding the “carte sentinelle” military ID card.
1 accompanying person for a group of more than 20 people (driver...).
Group of people in training accompanied by a member of the Museum staff as part of a DIREF training course.