Practical information

Practical information

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Opening time 2024

To enjoy all the activities of the Museum at the time of your choice, we advise you to book online.

The museum is open daily from 17 February to 3 March, and again from 1 April to 3 November, without reservation (although we do recommend it). The rest of the year, we welcome groups by appointment except december and January.

PeriodOpeningExhibition entranceWorkshop

Winter holidays

17 february – 3 march

From 10 am to 5 pmFrom 10 am to 4 pm Fossils extraction at 2 pm
Worshop “Ocean exploration” at 3.30 pm
Visit the village of Balazuc (thuesdays and thursdays) at 3 pm


1 april – 5 july

From 10 am to 5.30 pmFrom 10 am to 4 pm Fossils extraction at 11 am and 3 pm
Fossils’ findings at 10 am and 2 pm

July and august

6 july –  31 august

From 10h to 6.30 pmFrom 10 am to 5 pm Fossils extraction at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm
Fossils’ findings at 11 am, 1 Pm, 3 pm et 5 pm
Astronomy evening at 8.30 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)


1 september – 3 november

From wednesday to sunday
11 am to 5 pm
From 11 am to 4 pm Fossils extraction at 2 pm
Show workshop during the holidays
ServicesAdultStudentChildren < 12 y.oChildren from 0 to 5 y.o included
Guided tour or self-guided visit of the Museum (without supplements)9 €7 €6 €Free
Astronomy evenings (2h)9 €7 €6 €Free
Extra – Workshop
(From 3 y.o)
4 €
Virtual reality headset (30 min)8€ for 1 headset and 15€ for 2 headset
Visit the village of Balazuc or nature stollsOn reservation (only in french)
Birthday party at the Museum (10 to 15 children)12€ per child
Reduced rates for admission to the Museum
  • Disabled people and their companions, students, teenagers (>12 years old), holders of an education pass or a guide card, seniors over 70 years old
  • Group rate: from 12 people > see rates

Means of payment accepted : cash, bank cards, holiday vouchers, culture vouchers, Scène et sorties card, Pass Ardèche, Pass région.

The pass Ardèche


The Pass Ardèche

This Pass gives you access to 35 sites in the Ardèche region that have been awarded the “Ardèche Loisirs et Patrimoine” welcome charter. If you are interested, please ask for your Pass at the Museum reception desk.

Pass Ardèche3 days6 days
Visit the tourist and cultural sites of the Ardèche 45€59€


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