Paris Palais de la Découverte moves to the Parc André Citroën in 2020

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 9 October 2019 at 12h21 · Updated on 9 October 2019 at 12h34
The Palais de la Découverte will move to the Parc André Citroën starting September 2020 and for four years, just to renovate the historical monument! Exhibitions, workshops and planetarium, the temporary museum will remain the temple of science in Paris.

Loved by families and curious people, the Palais de la Découverte couldn’t completely close in August 2020 and for four years to renovate the Grand Palais. So, after having received the green flag from the Paris Council, the museum will settle in the Parc André-Citroën with a temporary structure covering about 800sqm.

Inside this temporary museum made of wood, the Palais de la Découverte will propose the permanent exhibition we know, in reduced version, workshops and conferences as well as a 49-seat planetarium!

The zones of the temporary Palais de la Découverte are:

  • Chemistry: raw materials in perfumery, hydrogen…
  • Geoscience: earthquakes, geologic stroll on Mars, “A searcher, an experiment…”
  • Physics: light, sound
  • Life sciences: brain, heart, DNA, microbes, and even an area devoted to ants with terrariums…
  • Mathematics: mathematics workshops…
  • Computer and digital sciences: workshops about Thymio robots, Nao humanoid robots displayed…

We can already guess that the Palais de la Découverte of the Parc André-Citroën won’t be able to welcome the same number of visitors. It has already been planned that the temporary museum will be reserved for schools and groups in the week and open by registration to the general public in the weekends and during school breaks.

A good solution to keep on studying the main scientific phenomenon while the beautiful 1900 monument is getting a makeover to reopen in 2024.

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