Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée

Major collection of dinosaur fossils & 650 skeletons, including whales, in airy, elegant galleries. The Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée is a gallery within the National Museum of Natural History (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle) in Paris, France. Here are some key points about this specific gallery:

This gallery is dedicated to paleontology and comparative anatomy. It showcases a remarkable collection of fossils, skeletons, and specimens that illustrate the evolution of various species over time. The gallery has a long history, dating back to its establishment in the 19th century. It reflects the museum’s commitment to both the study of paleontology (the study of fossils) and comparative anatomy (the comparison of anatomical structures across different species).

The Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée houses an extensive and diverse collection of specimens, including skeletons of vertebrates, fossils, and anatomical models. The exhibits provide insights into the evolutionary history and diversity of life on Earth.
The gallery itself is known for its impressive architecture, with high ceilings and large display areas that allow visitors to appreciate the scale and intricacy of the exhibits.
The gallery serves an educational purpose, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the anatomy and evolutionary relationships of various organisms. It is a valuable resource for both researchers and the general public interested in natural history. The Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée is part of the larger complex of the National Museum of Natural History, which includes other galleries, the Grand Gallery of Evolution, and the Menagerie (zoo), providing a comprehensive natural history experience.

Visitors to Paris with an interest in paleontology and comparative anatomy should consider exploring this gallery to appreciate the fascinating history and diversity of life on our planet. For the latest information on visiting hours and exhibitions, it’s advisable to check the official website of the National Museum of Natural History or contact the museum directly.

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  • Saturday10:00 - 18:00
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  • Friday10:00 - 18:00
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