Odontodactylus scyllarus © MNHN – Tin-Yam Chan
The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle has a great reputation when it comes to providing exhibitions and shows that engage with children and younger people. The Christmas period saw a beautiful light show where sculptures of endangered creatures lit up the Jardin des Plantes. It was a chance to engage children but also offer them a little education fun with some hands-on activities. The new Oceans exhibition at the museum looks set to be just as engaging and educational. There will be plenty of interactive elements, tactile features and gigantic specimens that they will remember for a long time. Hopefully, the show will spark enough of an interest to inspire the next generation of marine biologists and oceanographers.
Oceans looks to inspire visitors young and old with the best creatures across the marine environment.
The exhibition is a new long-term show taking place in the museum’s Gallery of Evolution. The plan is to split the area into sections based on different aspects of the ocean. This means that we won’t just see the more obvious, familiar creatures from the surface and local shores. There are also sections on distant seas and the strange bioluminescent worlds in the deepest ocean trenches. This means an incredibly diverse series of specimens and artefacts under one roof.
Don’t miss out on this chance to amaze your children.
It is one thing to show children the wonders of the deep in picture books or in wildlife documentaries. It is another entirely to offer them the chance to see real creatures, skeleton and other weird items up close. Kids can form a better connection and understanding of the subject through the museum’s educational tools. The show starts on the 3rd of April and runs until the 5th of January next year. It is the perfect treat for the school holidays.
From 3 April 2019 to 5 January 2020
Grande Galerie de l’Evolution
36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris 5
Reduced rate 9 €
Full rate 12 €
Family rate 35 €