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All year long, the Museum provides recreational and interactive temporary exhibitions to help you discover and comprehend the treasures of nature, embracing fauna, flaura and minerals.

The purpose is to inspire curiosity by combining science with entertainment in order to explore the multiple fields of the scientific world in a different way. This focus helps us better understand the challenges of the world we live in and establish the Museum as a special place for knowledge exchange between generations.

With a rich diversity of exhibitions, thematic tours, workshops, staged readings, performances, lectures and special events, the Museum asserts its position as a place for discovery and sharing for the whole family.

Temporary exhibitions

The Museum has decided to dedicate the entire building to temporary exhibitions : With each exhibition, the whole Museum undergoes a total makeover based on a new theme to discover...

The Museum has decided to dedicate the entire building to temporary exhibitions : With each exhibition, the whole Museum undergoes a total makeover based on a new theme to discover...

The temporary exhibitions provide an immersive, recreational, interactive and easily accessible experience into the treasures of nature, embracing flaura, fauna and minerals.

They include specific programmes aimed at young audiences, as well as specially designed educational devices, such as discovery booklets.

For the comfort of our visitors, thematic reading rooms - including a selection of books and albums for all ages – are open during each exhibition. These large comfortable rooms will provide the visitors with an ideal environment to take a break, acquire information, read a story, give their baby a bottle...

 

Discover the temporary exhibitions schedule

 

Workshops

In addition to the exhibitions, the Museum also provides several workshops. The aim of these workshops is to further explore the theme of the exhibition around a recreational and educational activity supervised by a guide. Workshops are designed as moments of sharing between children and parents.

During these workshops, sensory approach (sight, touch, taste...) is favoured in order to provide access to people with disabilities.

Workshops and specific events are organized on Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons, except on the first Wednesday of every month (staged reading).

Recommended for children of 3 years and older, and their families !

Discover the Workshops proposed by the Museum

Museum events

Guided tours

Every Saturday at 3.00pm, a guided tour of the exhibition takes place.

> Free -

Open to all

Staged reading Wednesdays

On the first Wednesday of every month, a one-hour staged reading on the theme of the current exhibition is scheduled for little ones and grown-ups alike. By stimulating the imagination of the audience with fantasy, laughter, thrills and emotion, this moment of exchange between generations provides a different approach on science and nature.

> Every first Wednesday of every month, at 3.00pm (except July/August)

Age ranges for each session are specified : 18-36 months, 3-6 years, 7-12 years, open to all,...

Curiosity Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of every month at 8.00pm, the Museum invites visitors to a convivial event. The aim is to provide a new, different and sometimes unsual approach to the current exhibition : focus on unusual anecdotes, guest guides, lectures, performances, concerts, screenings... with a new proposal each time.

> Every first Tuesday of every month at 8.00pm (except July/August)

Open to all

Major events

Night of Museums , European Heritage Days, Archaeology Day, International Bat Night, Le Jour le plus court, National Science Day, or thematic weeks based on the exhibitions... the Museum is always ready for a party ! Discover the schedule in the agenda or by subscribing to the newsletter.

 

The Museum in pictures

7671600The Museum facade, place du Vieux Marché. Please use the entrance on the right side of the building. The Museum facade, place du Vieux Marché. Please use the entrance on the right side of the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/multimedia/museum5pano.jpgLe Havre Museum of Natural History
10241365Video mapping performance on the Museum facade during the Night of Museums 2008. Here, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur's fish seem to swim on the facade. Developed in collaboration between the Museum and Iconogène.Video mapping performance on the Museum facade during the Night of Museums 2008. Here,...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/a0011083.jpg?itok=kXIWUQpoLe Havre Museum of Natural History
13302000A glimpse of the Savannah exhibition (July 2011 – April 2012). The Museum loves photography and always gives the lion's share to images during its exhibitions. A small part of the animal prints children track game can also be seen. Specific tours adapted to a young audience are always available during each exhibition.A glimpse of the Savannah exhibition (July 2011 – April 2012). The Museum loves photography and...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/dsc_0359.jpg?itok=BtXyjV74Le Havre Museum of Natural History
13302000The Savannah exhibition veterinary clinic, the key element of the children tour of this exhibition. The Savannah exhibition veterinary clinic, the key element of the children tour of this exhibition. Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/dsc_0236.jpg?itok=oFZ3rAZaLe Havre Museum of Natural History
13302000The One China, 1,000 faces exhibition. Photo exhibition by Nicolas Bansaye (January – June 2011)The One China, 1,000 faces exhibition. Photo exhibition by Nicolas Bansaye (January – June 2011)Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/dsc_0074.jpg?itok=mMeTE5uRLe Havre Museum of Natural History
1000665Not seen, not caught exhibition, from January to June 2011, focused on the fascinating camouflage techniques of insects.Not seen, not caught exhibition, from January to June 2011, focused on the fascinating camouflage...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/dsc_0062.jpg?itok=FCikXbjPLe Havre Museum of Natural History
15002000Reading salon : an ideal environment to relax, take a break and learn more about the theme of the exhibition, on your own or with friends.Reading salon : an ideal environment to relax, take a break and learn more about the theme of the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/dsc00924.jpg?itok=QreG8j9iLe Havre Museum of Natural History
15002000Budding natural history illustrators, young and old, could give their creativity free reign during the Not seen, not caught exhibition (January – June 2011)Budding natural history illustrators, young and old, could give their creativity free reign during...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/dsc00929.jpg?itok=MGUct2q5Le Havre Museum of Natural History
1000665You are allowed to touch ! The Savannah exhibition provided everyone with the opportunity to discover the wildlife found in West African plains through touch.You are allowed to touch ! The Savannah exhibition provided everyone with the opportunity to...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/dsc_0273.jpg?itok=5ILjXj3KLe Havre Museum of Natural History
1000665During the exposition All the Tastes, teenagers and adults had the opportunity to introduce the food chemistry by the preparation of... molecular recipes ! During the exposition All the Tastes, teenagers and adults had the opportunity to introduce the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/dsc_0242.jpg?itok=Za9ONBkhLe Havre Museum of Natural History
7681024Staged reading Wednesday with l'Arche à contesStaged reading Wednesday with l'Arche à contesZoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/multimedia/ograndises_michaelhauchecorne_creditmuseum.jpgLe Havre Museum of Natural History

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle
Place du Vieux Marché
76600 LE HAVRE
Phone : +33(0)2 35 41 37 28
museum@lehavre.fr

Opening hours

Open from Tuesday to Sunday :
from 10AM to noon
to 2PM to 76PM

Closed on Monday and Thursday morning

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