For animal-lovers : collections of zoology, wildlife, mineralogy.
Among the top few in France for its number of its specimens.
The museum represents an important scientific heritage, and the sheer number of its specimens places it among the top few in France. Its collections cover all the areas of natural history: zoological collections, regional wildlife, mineralogy and also has a reptile house containing regional and exotic reptiles. It also houses temporary exhibitions.
12 Rue Voltaire, 44000 Nantes
How to get there?
Bus : 23, C1, C3 – stop Copernic
Tramway : stop Médiathèque line : 1
Visitor’s entrance via the square Louis Bureau in Place de la Monnaie
Open every day from 10.00 to 18.00, except Tuesdays.
From 1 July to 31 August 2023: every day from 10.00 to 19.00
Last access to the ticket office 30 minutes before closing time
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December
The museum closes at 16.00 on 24 and 31 December
Free for PASS Nantes holders
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Free admission for Pass Nantes or Pass Musée
Full price: €5 - Reduced price: €2
Pass Musées : 15 € (valid one year from date to date in the 5 metropolitan museums)
Free on the first Sunday of each month, except July and August.
Accessible to all audiences, whether with disabilities or not.
An elevator provides access to the temporary exhibition spaces and the zoology gallery. The part dedicated to ornithology is only accessible via tablets, available at the reception desk.
Adapted to wheelchair users except for access to the mezzanines of the Zoology Gallery and the Scientific Library
A magnifying glass with a 12.5 cm screen and 8 different viewing modes is available on request.