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).
- Café is there where you can sit and enjoy the food or opt for take-away service.
- The museum is accessible for disabled people.
- 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
- 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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We were able to see the Poison expo which was cool since there are live animals on display (snakes, frogs, lizards, spiders). We spent half a day here since there are a lot of interactive displays. Permanent displays are mostly in french (80% french). Really enjoyed it as a science museum fiend.
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.
Always a great time for families and adults to spend there. Tons of things to learn in a fun way, so children won't get bored