The paleontology agenda

Fossilization is a very selective phenomenon. Indeed, out of all the living beings that have lived on Earth, very few of them reach us in the form of fossils. The nature of their morphology, their composition, the environment in which the organism lives are determining factors for their possible preservation.
This exhibition ...

February 10November 3
Paléospace - Musée de FranceVILLERS-SUR-MER

Temporary exhibition: "Collection treasures: exceptional fossilizations".

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Un jeu de piste nommé Jurassic Quest guide les enfants dans la découverte du musée du Paléospace et ses différents espaces : la grande galerie Jurassique, la salle du Méridien de Greenwich, l'exposition temporaire, l'alcôve du Marais et la salle des dinosaures de Normandie.

En autonomie, les enfants partent à l'aventure en répondant aux questions ...

27 mars30 juin
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  • 27 mars30 juin
  • 1 juillet31 août
  • 1 septembre6 octobre
  • 9 octobre20 octobre
  • 21 octobre3 novembre
  • 9 novembre10 novembre
  • November 16thNovember 17th
  • November 23rdNovember 24th
  • November 30thDecember 1
  • December 7thDecember 8th
  • December 14thDecember 15th
  • December 21stJanuary 5th
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Paleospace treasure hunt (ages 7-14)

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Visitors are plunged into the world of dinosaurs, these large terrestrial reptiles whose fossils have been found in the rocks of Normandy. Learn to recognize them, discover their characteristics, their way of life, why they disappeared, do they have descendants ... so many questions that will be answered during this visit ...

May 25
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  • May 25
  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 9th
  • July 13
  • July 16
  • July 20
  • July 23
  • July 27
  • July 30
  • August 3
  • August 6
  • August 10
  • August 13
  • August 17
  • August 20
  • August 24
  • August 27
  • August 31
  • September 7
  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 19th
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 23
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • December 14
  • December 21
  • December 28
  • January 4
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Guided tour: Dinosaurs

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The Paleospace presents a rich collection of fossils from the cliffs of the Vaches Noires located at the edge of the beach of Villers-sur-Mer. These fossils testify to a bygone era when huge marine reptiles hunted crocodiles and ammonites in a warm sea. With one of the mediators of the museum, the visitor discovers this Jurassic world...

May 26
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  • May 26
  • June 2
  • June 9
  • June 16
  • June 23
  • June 30
  • July 7thJuly 12th
  • 15 juillet26 juillet
  • 29 juillet9 août
  • 12 août23 août
  • 26 août1 septembre
  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20thOctober 25th
  • October 27thNovember 1
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17
  • November 24
  • December 1
  • December 8
  • December 15
  • December 22ndDecember 24th
  • December 26thDecember 27
  • December 29thDecember 31st
  • January 2ndjanuary 3
  • January 5
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Guided tour: Jurassic Odyssey

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The paleontological site of the Falaises des Vaches Noires bears witness to an era in the Earth's history: the Jurassic. Formed by the accumulation of sediments deposited by the tropical sea that covered Normandy at the time, the cliffs now contain fossils of ammonites, sea urchins and nautiluses, as well as plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs...
A b...

June 22
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  • June 22
    16:0017:30
  • July 15
    10:0011:30
  • July 19
    14:0015:30
  • July 27
    10:0011:30
  • July 29
    11:0012:30
  • August 1
    14:0015:30
  • August 5
    16:3018:00
  • August 14
    11:0012:30
  • August 18
    15:0016:30
  • August 20
    17:0018:30
  • August 26
    10:0011:30
  • August 28
    11:0012:30
  • September 1
    16:0017:30
  • September 14
    14:0015:30
  • September 28
    14:0015:30
Departure in front of Villers TourismeVILLERS-SUR-MER

Guided tour: the Vaches noires cliffs

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Discover fossils by creating paleontological board games to take home!

Monday: "Who is a dino?
What is a dinosaur? How do we recognize them? We'll answer these questions by making a little "Who is it?" game about dinosaurs.

Tuesday: "Fossil Memory
From the first fossils dated...

July 8thJuly 12th
Upcoming dates
  • July 8thJuly 12th
  • July 22ndJuly 26th
  • August 5thAugust 9th
  • August 19thAugust 23rd
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Who wants to play dinos?" workshop (5-10 years)

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The Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt cliffs are located between Trouville-sur-Mer and Villerville. These Jurassic-age rocks contain a wealth of information enabling us to reconstruct the landscape as it was 158 million years ago. This nature outing is an opportunity to learn more about their eventful formation, as well as the...

July 11
09:3010:30
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  • July 11
    09:3010:30
  • August 12
    12:0013:00
Parking du Grand BecVILLERVILLE

Guided tour of the Roches noires cliffs - Pointe du Heurt

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Professor Clay's latest discovery is hidden in his office. You have one hour to find it. Through investigations and puzzles, retrace the history of vertebrates and their conquests. You'll be able to uncover the secrets of this mysterious fossil.
For children aged 10 and over.

July 17
Upcoming dates
  • July 17
  • July 31
  • August 14
  • August 28
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Os'cape game paleontologue" workshop (+10 years)

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From Villers-sur-Mer to Houlgate (6 km / 4h), follow the beach and discover the panorama of the Vaches noires cliffs, a unique landscape on the French coast, which bears witness to an era in the Earth's history: the Jurassic. Formed by the accumulation of sediments deposited by the tropical sea that covered Normandy at the time, today's cliffs are...

July 18
14:0018:00
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  • July 18
    14:0018:00
  • July 31
    13:3017:30
  • August 16
    13:3017:30
  • August 30
    14:0018:00
In front of Villers-sur-Mer TourismVILLERS-SUR-MER

Nature walk: crossing the Vaches noires cliffs

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What is the purpose of this imaginary line running through Villers-sur-Mer, and how does it relate to time and celestial movements? A visit in two parts: in the planetarium, to understand celestial movements, in particular those of the sun, then in the meridian room, to observe and handle ancient time-measuring instruments (astrola...

July 22
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  • July 22
  • August 9
  • August 11
  • August 16
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Guided tour: Greenwich Experience (+10 years)

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Workshops to learn, have fun and scare yourself (a little).

Monday: Dino mask
Who's behind the dinosaurs? A workshop to find out who they were and what they might have looked like. Make a dinosaur mask.

Tuesday: Skeleton
Identify the particularities of dinosaur skeletons and recognize them thanks to a...

October 21stOctober 25th
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  • October 21stOctober 25th
  • October 28thNovember 1
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Halloween Animals" workshop (5-10 years)

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Discover the fossils of Normandy and what they can tell us about Jurassic fauna. After the workshop, children can take home their discovery notebook or a fossil cast.

Monday: Ammonites and company
Discover cephalopods, those curious animals with suction cups.

Tuesday: Dinosaurs of Normandy...

December 23rdDecember 27
Upcoming dates
  • December 23rdDecember 27
  • December 30thJanuary 3rd
VILLERS-SUR-MER

Frosted Dinos" workshop (ages 5-10)

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