Opening times and admission prices

10 am to 6pm
Open every day, except Thuesdays,December 25, January 1
Ticket office closes 45 minutes before the exhibition closing time.

Exhibition ticket includes general admission to the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution :
Full price: 11 €
Reduced price: 9 €

Exhibition ticket includes general admission to the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution and the Galerie des Enfants :
Full price: 13 €
Reduced price: 11 €

children under 4, the disabled and their visiting companion, job seekers/recipients of minimal social benefits, teachers preparing their visit to the museum upon presentation of supporting documents,  journalists holding Press cards, ICOM/ICOMOS members, Amis du Muséum and Amis du Musée de l’Homme members.

Reduced price:
EU visitors ages 4- 25 (on presentation of an ID card), SNCF card holders, non school groups from 10 persons (reservation required), teachers with an access card “pass-éducation”.
Special discovery offer: one full-priced ticket to a Jardin des Plantes site gives access at reduced price (on presentation of ticket) to the other Jardin des Plantes sites: valid 3 months.

Self-guided tour:
15 € / 11 € (children under 10, the disabled and their visiting companion, job seekers)

Reservation required at 08 05 03 00 15 (free call) or

Buy a ticket

At the ticket counter:
payment by cash, french checks, VISA, Mastercard & American Express.

On the Muséum’s online site :

For further details please call 08 05 03 00 15 (free call)

Getting here

Pedestrian access around the Jardin des Plantes:
57 and 43 rue Cuvier
2, 10 and 18 rue Buffon
36, 38 and 40 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Place Valhubert

lignes 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91

Jardin des Plantes stop

ligne 5, Gare d’Austerlitz station
ligne 7, Censier Daubenton station
ligne 10, Jussieu station or Gare d’Austerlitz station

Gare d’Austerlitz station

Train station:
Gare d’Austerlitz or Gare de Lyon

Bicycle - Vélib stations:
n°5023 (13 rue Jussieu)
n°5028 (6 rue Censier)
n°5104 (47 rue Buffon)
n°5035 (1 rue Buffon)
n°12104 (opposite 109 quai d’Austerlitz)

Car - Autolib stations:
18 rue Linné
99 rue Monge
27 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
47 boulevard de l’Hôpital

underground pay car parks located around the Jardin des Plantes, Gare d’Austerlitz, Censier.


Booking is mandatory for:
- School groups and youth centres (self-guided tours, guided tours, workshop visits).
- Adult groups (self-guided tours, guided tours on validation).

Maison Buffon
36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
10 am to 5:30 pm

08 05 03 00 15 (free call)


Groups of disabled children, teenagers or adults: guided tours and workshops accessible to visitors suffering mobility, mental, visual or audio disabilities. 

Information available at :
01 40 79 56 01