National Museum of Natural History
16 Sep → 14 Jun 2021
From Wednesday to Monday 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Tuesday.
In parallel with the Precious Stones exhibition, the Natural History Museum is presenting a photographic exhibition on the gates of the Jardin des plantes! The photographs, with details that are sometimes microscopic to the naked eye, highlight the fragility of biodiversity and our environment. But it is also an opportunity to present the important roles of the Museum's staff: inventorying nature, classifying species, managing naturalist collections, teaching... Analysing nature and studying its preservation are their missions! Between natural sciences and art, discover the unique know-how at the service of the biodiversity of the Jardin des Plantes. The place was not chosen at random. Formerly the Royal Garden of Medicinal Plants under Louis XIII, the Jardin des Plantes was originally created to study botany and plant care. It was not until the French Revolution that it was transformed into what it is today. The diversity of the Jardin des Plantes makes it the perfect place for this exhibition!