From April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020
The major new exhibition at the French National Museum of Natural History, Ocean, Diving into the Unknown, takes you into the ocean depths. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and are home to an extremely rich biodiversity, much of which remains a mystery. The present underwater journey allows us to explore unusual environments and discover species with surprising features.
Included in the exhibition is a scale model of the research schooner Tara, life-size sampling nets and amazing images of the underwater world. You will encounter the contributions of the Tara Foundation made by scientists during the Tara Oceans expedition and marvel at spectacular photos and videos of plankton
Section dedicated to the Tara Expeditions Foundation at the French National Museum of Natural History © JC Domenech / MNHN
Collaboration between the Taranauts Christian Sardet (CNRS) and Noé Sardet (Parafilms) produced the Plankton Chronicles project in 2012. For the new Museum exhibit, they created an immersive installation featuring a spectacular ballet of planktonic organisms of all sizes and forms.
Take a plunge into the other marine ecosystems: learn about the astonishing fauna of extreme environments and the mythical figures they have inspired. Fascinating, educational & lots of fun, the Museum’s exhibition includes interviews with Nicolas Hulot, Isabelle Autissier and Bruno David who explain some of the major challenges facing the Ocean today.
MUSÉUM D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE,
Grande Galerie de l’Évolution
36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75 005 Paris
Admission fee : 9 to 12 €
Opening hours : every day (except Tuesday) from 10 am to 6 pm
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