You love the little creatures, those who live in the day and those who live in the night, and you love the plants, you are a budding scientist. This place is for you! The Jean-Henri Fabre Harmas, where the famous entomologist lived, undoubtedly inspired the creation of this vast, light-filled and educational space which is dedicated to insects and plants.
The Naturoptère building blends in perfectly to the surrounding village of Sérignan-du-Comtat. This eco-friendly construction combines wood, concrete and different types of plants to create a warm, welcoming structure.
Inside, you’ll find high quality science exhibitions as well as fun and educational presentations about the naturalist, Jean-Henri Fabre, nature, insects and their environment. To ensure the place is accessible to all, you’ll also find a collection of games, a range of new technologies, living objects, a collection of specimens, a garden, all governed by a clear and varied narrative.
Outside, you can stroll through the semi-natural garden and observe nature in action .. You’ll see examples of biodiversity in each corner – by the pond, the vegetable garden as well as the insect hotel, enhanced by our pre-selected plants.
Naturopère holds events, workshops, and talks throughout the year. You can also buy a ticket for a combined visit to the Harmas museum. In sum, Naturoptère is a comprehensive cultural centre, accessible to all.
You will find:
- An area (30m²) to get acquainted with Jean-Henri Fabre
- Three thematic areas primarily devoted to the relationship between insects, plants and mankind
- Two areas (4m²) which dedicate over three months, to a plant and an insect bound by an ecosystem
- Three study rooms equipped with magnifying glasses, microscopes and computers to enable children and adults to observe and understand nature
- An Imago space where throughout the year lectures and documentaries are offered. This space can also be rented for conferences and meetings.
Free for under-7s.
On-site parking and picnic area. Wi-Fi.
-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 am to 12.30 am and from 1.30 pm to 5 pm.
-Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.
In July and August:
-From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.
-Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 1.30 am to 6 pm.
Closed, January1, Easter Sunday, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31.