Have you ever seen a thunderstorm in a museum? Thunder can be heard and lightning flashes across the sky or, in this case, over the ceiling. But then it becomes brighter again and the glass ceiling shines in the colours of the rainbow. It’s great how this museum not only impresses with its exhibits but also plays with sound and light effects. The whole building is an impressive mix of history, science and modernity. Water animals in the suterrain and many different animal species are exhibited in the large hall and the balconies surrounding it. One experiences a cross-section of the biodiversity of our world and its discovery and exploration. The Natural History Museum is located in the Jardin des Plantes. If you are looking for fossils and prehistoric finds, you have to go to the nearby Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée. These museums together form the Natural History Museum.