Palais De La DecouverteCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-156432020
- Ticket Price: 9 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Family And Kids
Palais De La Decouverte - Review
This science museum is also popularly known as the Discovery Palace. It was founded by a famous physicist, Jean Baptiste Perrin who won Nobel Prize in 1926 for Physics. This iconic museum is located in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris. The museum was founded during an international exhibition named ‘Arts and Technique in Modern Life’. Soon, in 1938 the French Government decided to expand it and converted it into an innovative science museum. Today, the museum occupies around 25,000 square meter area. It has permanent exhibitions on subjects like mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology and biology.
The primary attraction of the museum is the ‘Pi room’ which is circular in shape. See the surrounding wall and you find around 707 digits of the number of Pi (π).
Palais De La Decouverte Information
- Café is there where you can sit and enjoy the food or opt for take-away service.
- The museum is accessible for disabled people.
Palais De La Decouverte Ticket Prices
- Reduced rate (under 25s, students, over 65s) : 7 €
- Happy hours : 3€ (For students for all visits between 3 pm and 6 pm, on presentation of valid documentation (student card, ISIC card or international student card), except during weekends and school holidays. It is only available from ticket offices at the Palais.)
- Children (under 6 years), disabled person and accompanying person : Free entry
How To reach Palais De La Decouverte by Public Transport
- Metro: Lines 1 et 13. Champs Elysées-Clemenceau station; Lines 1 et 9. Franklin-D.-Roosevelt station
- Bus: Lines 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
- RER: Line C. Invalides station
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Things to Know Before Visiting Palais De La Decouverte
0.51% of people who visit Paris include Palais De La Decouverte in their plan
95% of people start their Palais De La Decouverte visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palais De La Decouverte
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palais De La Decouverte
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Palais De La Decouverte, Paris Reviews
I wanted to love this museum more than I did. For an English speaking visitor, I could not enjoy the experiments or interactive rooms. Most if not all the demonstrations are done in 100% French. Regardless, it was a fun place to explore and play especially with children. I love that this museum has many things built on their eye level. You’ll enjoy even watching other children not yours discover science! This museum participated in the Paris Museum Pass. I highly recommend the pass for visitors traveling to Paris.
Quaint, small museum. We went late in the day and we’re one of the few in the museum. It was hard to really enjoy as 90% of the museum is in French (as expected). There is a lot to learn here. It was disappointing that the Planetarium was closed. We used our Paris Pass to get in and had no problem.
There are small permanent exhibitions, which are kinda good, on different themes, and also bigger, temporary ones, on, again, different themes. I went there several times and never regretted it. It's worth the price imo, there also are panels in English, maybe not for everything though (I'm not sure) Additionally, the building is beautiful (although in some exhibitions, you can't see it). Would definitely recommend. If you are a tourist visiting France with limited time, you might find one in your country, which may be a better idea considering the time.
Older museum in a beautiful old building. Unfortunately, most of its beauty has been blacked out and covered up. There was no Air Conditioning. The exhibits were hit and miss. English signs were sparse or shortened versions of the French text. If you can't read French, definitely consider other options. Also, I don't know if this was just the day we were there or what, but there were packs of 5-15 teenagers at a time wandering around the museum unaccompanied. This wouldn't really bother me if they'd been enjoying the exhibits instead of yelling, abusing the equipment, and generally giving their age group a bad name. The museum should really a consider a school group policy that requires a chaperone, even for older kids. Overall, there are better options in Paris.
Staffs are friendly and kind, they explained in details before selling the ticket to you. All items are explained in french, some of them supplemented with english. The museum is good for people who loves science from primary to tertiary level. It is an air-conditioning place, however, some experiments and exhibits generate heat, the temperature is a bit high there.