Illuminated Species at the Jardin des Plantes

Illuminated Species at the Jardin des Plantes

The Natural History Museum of Paris is always out to educate and inspire the next generation of naturalists and environmentalists. Their Christmas light show – Illuminated Species is set to do just that. The illuminations focus on a series of lit-up animal sculptures. But, while the polar bear is cute and festive, it has another purpose.

The animals used are those that have either been lost through extinction or are currently under threat. This means that there are some unusual choices in the vast tour through the gardens. The added treat with this educational tour is that there are places where kids can learn even more from the knowledgeable museum staff. 

This is an event that children of all ages are sure to remember for years to come. It is hoped that the information and images here will help to spark their desire to learn and help protect these animals in the future.

The event continues through to mid-January so there is plenty of time to enjoy the illuminations.

 

Useful information

Dates
From 16 November 2018 to 15 January 2019

Opening hours
From 6 pm to 11 pm (Last admission at 10 pm)

Location 
The Natural History Museum
57 Rue Cuvier, 
75005 Paris, France

Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants)
Entrance : 2 place Valhubert