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The Grand gallery of evolution: photos, description (Grande galerie de l'evolution)

The Grand gallery of evolution is part of the National Museum of natural history, but some quite independent and very interesting. It is situated on the territory of the Paris garden of plants.

The predecessor of the Gallery of evolution was the Zoological gallery, which the architect Jules andré was built in 1899. In 1994 the building was reconstructed and now it has six thousand square meters of exhibition space. Here are seven thousand exhibits. The meeting, to reconstruct the history of evolution of living beings from the origin of life on Earth, is one of the largest in the world.

These huge space - a huge magnet for kids who love to consider animals. In the Great hall of the gallery the visitor is immediately faced with the great "procession": effigies placed like animals - from small predators to lions, giraffes and elephants - moving herd in the path of evolution. Great colour, muscle tension, dynamic poses. Gallery specialists attach particular importance to the precision of color and texture. For example, in 2008 New Zealand gave France a giant squid with a length of 6.5 meters - the specialists managed to keep the carcass, squid looks at the visitors literally as a living (though his eyes, then he is just artificial).

The whole collection is divided into three main themes: diversity of the living world, the human impact on the natural environment and the evolution of life. Only one section of the diversity of the living world is there are two floors, the first dedicated to the inhabitants of the sea, the second - the living organisms of the land. In the section on human impact on living organisms, it is possible to trace the development of hunting, fishing and the domestication of animals, how did the colonization of the planet by man. And finally, on the fourth floor exhibits tell about the major milestones of the evolution, the achievements of genetics, modern views on the evolution of life.

There are in the Gallery and the hall of endangered animals listed in the Red book. In the Hall of discovery features a variety of interactive games and models to help children better understand what they saw and heard.