La Cite Des Sciences Et De L' IndustrieCurrently Closed
- Address: 30, avenue Corentin-Cariou, F-75019 Paris, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-140057000
- Ticket Price: 9 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museums
Visit Europe’s largest science museum which has been fascinating visitors with its hands-on exhibitions since opening its doors in 1986. Designed by the famous architect Adrien Fainsilber, the innovative structure of the museum takes you on a journey into the high-tech world, giving you a glimpse of today’s field of science. Settled in the modern parkland of Paris, the museum has gained popularity because of its impressive exhibitions. These exhibitions include every aspect of science like audio technology, genetics and space technology as well. Even if you are a non-scientist, the interactive exhibitions will keep you entertained throughout the trip.
Besides these exhibitions, the museum organizes interactive demonstrations exclusively for kids.
- Audio guides are available for free of charge in languages like English, Spanish and Italian.
- Audio guide in French for visually impaired visitors.
- Cloakrooms, wheelchairs and buggies are available without any fee.
- Reduced price: 7€ (EUR)
- Children (under 6 years): Free
- Happy hours: 3€ (EUR) (It is for student visitors between 3pm and 6pm upon presentation of valid ID.)
- By Metro: Line 7 - Porte de la Villette station
- By Bus: Line 139, 150, 152, Porte de la Villette stop
- By Tram: T3b (Porte de Vincennes - Porte de la Chapelle) Porte de la Villette stop.
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11 AM - 12 PM
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This museum is listed as the biggest science museum in Europe. That may be true in square feet, but unlikely in number of exhibits. There is a lot of empty space in this museum. This museum is video intensive, with not many physical exhibits, apparatus, displays of artifacts, etc. There are some, but even most of these also have associated video components. There are video monitors everywhere. Some are movies, up to 1/2 hour long, some are interactive simulators, some are just displays of images and text. A lot of this material could be accessed on YouTube, or elsewhere on the internet without making a trip to a museum. Some on the interactive displays are interesting and some quite challenging. In addition to French, much of the signage is in English also. Some of the video screens allow you to select a language. There is a nice planetarium. Tickets for this are clearly advertised at the ticket office, and you can also get tickets inside the museum, near the planetarium (which is not true at the other science museum in Paris). Some of the planetarium shows have translations into other languages (including English) You access this using a cell phone sized audio device you can pick up near the staircase leading to the planetarium. The museum is the destination of a lot of school field trips, which line up first thing, so you may find a bit of a line when the museum first opens. The museum is easy to get to. There is a metro stop a few hundred yards from the entrance. There is an i Max theater, but I didn't visit it. I'm giving this three stars mainly because going to a museum to watch computer monitors (which I can do just as well at home) did not appeal to me, but there were a few things interesting enough to hold my attention for a few hours.
Nice place with lots of activities. Ask information first on what is to do. Plenty to do for adults there. Some interesting, some not so much. Still we managed to always find something to do from morning till closing time.
Fun & interactive science museums covering many different topics! From chaos theory to food science, they have it all. Sometimes they have interesting temporary exhibitions too. I went to the one for film making where visitors can make their own ‘movies’ by recording themselves using the latest film technologies. You can also access ‘the geode’ (spherical silver ball outside). The museum is also connected to a shopping mall with restaurants, clothing stores, and another IMAX cinema. Great place for family.
Great place to visit. For kids and adults. Interesting expeditions. I MAX was nice but I expected something more exciting. Some expeditions were not working but generally it was in good condition. It had also English translations
Our 3 kids under 3 loved it. Lots to do, plenty of different activities to cater for each individual child. Very safe and easy to supervise kids roaming around. Was fine for 2prams as we left them in the central walkway while kids went off to each exhibit/play area on the side. Cafe had plenty of choice for lunch. 90minutes is good amount of time.