Special effects at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

From October 17, 2017 to August 19, 2018, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie hosts a great exhibition about special effects. A very exciting invitation to discover the magic behind the most impressive special effects in film history.

Be ready to live out a cinematographic and unique experience. The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie simply transforms in a film set for an exhibition. This latter evolves around five interactive stages, and here is the trail:

  • Accreditation
    Here we go: grab your pass and start the visit!

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  • Film set
    Like in Hollywood, the film set looks like real life and is built like a city. The visitor can take part in various cinematographic processes, like auditioning, testing, creating living beings, creating special effects, etc.
    We discover all kinds of special effects: motion capture, chemistry and makeup sculpting, green or blue screens chroma keying, using a fan, 3D helmet… And let’s not forget paying a visit to special effects grandfather, M. Georges Méliès himself!

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  • Studio
    That’s a wrap! Let’s get to post-production! The visitor discovers how landscapes are created, how crowds are put, digital body doubles, photo manipulations…

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  • Screening room
    Now that you experienced the shooting and the production of a movie, you may wonder: what’s the point of special effects?

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  • Release
    Here, visitors are invited to review their visit of the exhibition thanks to a funny trailer that they can download once at home!

Here is the trailer:

Here is a very lovely family outing in immersion in the very valued world of cinema.

And… action!

Practical information:
Special effects – steal the scene

At the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
From October 17, 2017 to August 19, 2018
Open every day, except on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and to 7 p.m. on Sunday
Regular rate: €12
Reduced rate: €9 (+65 y.o., teachers, people from 2 to 25 y.o., large families and students)

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Last updated on 20 November 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 17 October 2017 to 26 August 2018



    30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
    75019 Paris 19

    tarif réduit: 9 €
    tarif plein: 12 €

    Recommended age
    From 9 years old

    Average duration
    1 h

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