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National Museum of Natural History

Local name: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

The French Museum of Natural History is one of the largest institutions of this type in the world. In Paris, it has its headquarters in the Jardin des Plantes. It consists of several galleries, including the famous Evolution Gallery, zoos, parks and smaller museums throughout the country.

The museum was established during the French Revolution to document the history of life on Earth and made natural discoveries. Its main development dates back to the 19th century, when exhibits were brought to its branches from various parts of the world, including stuffed animal models, their skeletons, specimens of live plants and herbariums, as well as collections and their division.

In Paris, the museum's departments are the Gallery of Evolution, the Gallery of Geology and Mineralogy, the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy, the History Department of the Jardin des Plantes, one of the largest herbariums in the world, the Museum of Man, as well as the Zoological Garden in the Las Vincennes and a small zoo in the Jardin des Plantes.

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Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire 3675005 Paris , France