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Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence | Sciences de la nature
Free Admission
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Presentation
The Museum is known for its collection of dinosaur eggs from the Aix region. In recent years, excavations conducted with students in paleontology, have revealed several complete skeletons of dinosaurs during the exhibition in the museum, as well as reconstructions of several species.

The collections of the Museum are rich nearly 660,000 specimens. They include 13,300 items geology, zoology 130,000, about 69,000 fossils, and pretty nearly 16,000 copies of archaeological and ethnological collections. But the majority of collections consists of botany, representing no less than 429,000 specimens. What makes the Museum of Aix-en-Provence one of the richest in France.

The museum is divided into two main parts: This permanent exhibition hall, divided into several areas, fossils from the excavations conducted by the museum, eggs and nests of dinosaurs, but also the history of St. Victoire, tectonic movements that have shaped its landscape and nature of the rocks that make up the foundation. One can also observe the evolution and adaptation of animals to their environment over time.
Throughout the year also succeed in numerous exhibitions in the temporary exhibition hall of the museum.
Hours

This place is Closed Temporarly

Other information

Contact details

  • Name: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle d'Aix-en-Provence
  • Address: 166 Avenue Jean Monnet - 13100 - Aix-en-Provence - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 88 71 81 81

Activities

Exposition, Atelier pédagogique

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