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Epidemics. Caring for living things


Last updated date : 09/04/2024

At a time when we have all just experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, what are our memories of past epidemics, and how do we prepare for future ones?

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For thousands of years, epidemics have affected human societies and other animal species worldwide. Drawing on medicine and ethnographic collections, natural history specimens and contemporary artworks, the exhibition invites us to see epidemics as not just a biological phenomenon but a social one too, in a world where human, animal and environmental health are linked.

An exhibition by the Musée des Confluences based on an original concept from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington

Practical information


86 quai Perrache - 69002 Lyon 2ème




Full price: 12 €, Reduced price: 7 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, children accompanied by an adult, the students, disabled people and accompanying persons.


From 12/04/2023 to 16/02/2025 between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.


Epidemics. Caring for living things

Musée des Confluences

86 quai Perrache - 69002 Lyon 2ème

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I go by alternative transportation

Stop: Musée des Confluences Tram – T1 Bus – C7, C10, 15, 63, 88 Car – Tony Garnier car park

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