THE « MUSÉE DES MINÉRAUX ET DE LA FAUNE DES ALPES »
The Museum of Minerals is located in the attic of the church of Bourg d’Oisans. It is accessed through a building to the left of the church. Its rich mineral collection and the dynamic staging of wildlife make it a great place to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Oisans.
The landscapes of the Oisans bear traces of six centuries of mining. The mineral wealth of the Oisans are known and recognized throughout the world. The Museum presents this fabulous cultural heritage, the first collection of French Alpine minerals, which will seduce you with its exceptional quality and beauty of the exhibits.
An exhibition called « Life in the Mesozoic » recreates the landscape and life in the Mesozoic through four large frescoes: the hypersaline lagoons and TRIAS who emerged the earliest dinosaurs, the Jurassic with the tremendous development ammonites in the sea, finally CRETACEOUS with the appearance of the first flowering plants and its tragic end for many species. A fourth window is dedicated to the Ammonites and their diversification during this era. This exhibition is produced by the Dauphinois Club of Mineralogy and Paleontology of Grenoble and the Centre of Geology in Oisans.
FAUNA OF THE ALPS
In a cozy atmosphere, inhabited by the sounds of nature, we enter into the intimacy of the finest specimens of the fauna of the Alps.
Animals disappeared or become rare or protected species more common, more than 140 species are presented in a surprisingly lively exhibition, where each animal is placed in its natural environment restored.
You’ll find the balance that govern the alpine environment, and understand how they can sometimes be fragile.
Adult : 5,20€
Adults group (from 10 persons) : 4,50 €
Seniors (60 years old and older) : 4,50 €
Locals (with proof) : 3,50 €
Youngsters 10 to 21 years old : 2,40 €
Children up to 10 years old, unemployed, handicaped people, accompanyists, bus drivers : for free
New : Annual Membership Pass with unlimited access : 10€
School period – Open on Saturdays and Sundays between 2 pm and 6 pm
School vacations – Open every day between 2 pm and 6 pm except on Tuesdays
Summer holidays – Open every day between 2 pm and 7 pm