Dazzling Festival of Lights at the Jardin des Plantes
Spotlight on the oceans! For its second edition of the Festival of Lights, the Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Paris invites you to discover the seabed and its inhabitants! A nocturnal and magical odyssey to illuminate the end of year celebrations! To be seen until January 19, 2020.
They invaded the Plant Garden. Fish, octopus, sharks and other marine creatures are the stars of the Ocean in the process of being illuminated, an unusual and artistic journey imagined by the Museum. A total of fifty monumental and luminous structures have been spread throughout the Garden, according to four themes. They are to be discovered during an enchanting stroll which, beyond aesthetics, also wishes to raise public awareness of both the richness and fragility of the oceans.
The unusual adventure began at nightfall in Place Valhubert. Here, the inhabitants of the tropical coastline welcome visitors to their first steps. And the magic happens. Amazed, adults and children let themselves slide to the warm seas, before diving into the mysterious abysses populated by strange creatures, only to finally fail in the icy seas of the poles.
The first edition of this festival, Species in the process of being illuminated, held in 2018, was a phenomenal success, with nearly 370,000 visitors. This second opus also promises to bring the crowds back. Book your ticket as soon as possible!
Finally, the large Ocean exhibition presented at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution is an excellent way to extend this aquatic immersion and complete your knowledge of the marine world.
Useful information and tickets on the Jardin des Plantes website: www.jardindesplantesdeparis.fr