Dinosaurs, giant cristals, precious stones are marvels of Paris Natural History Museum, set in Jardin des Plantes.
Its main attractions are the Hall of Evolution, the gallery of comparative anatomy (pdf documentation) with dinosaurs, giant birds, insects, and the gallery of mineralogy with 600 000 minerals, giant crystals and royal precious stones.
Paris Natural History Museum and its dinosaur collections (picture) can fascinate both adults and children.
Paris Natural History Museum and Jardin des Plantes are a great sight for adults with children. It is possible to walk on the Seine lower quays from Jardin des Plantes to Notre Dame, one of best Paris walks. Check Seine river map.
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris
tel: 33 (0)1 40 79 56 01
The Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle also operates the famous Paris Zoo in Bois de Vincennes.