February Break 2018 in Paris Museums

How about getting the kids away from video games and the TV? Paris Museums bend over backwards for the winter break – from February 17 to March 5, 2018 – to entertain and teach our kids in a playful way. Discover the program selection for kids in Paris.

School breaks are the perfect moment to introduce children to art, to discover eras and spaces different from their usual environments. Paris Museums offer to open up kids’ cultural horizons in a playful way, it’s an original entertainment allowing to dramatically increase your kids’ general culture. Let’s have a look on the best plans to keep your children busy and make them learn at thing or two.

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Exposition Pasteur au Palais de la DécouvertePasteur, the experimenter
Famous scientist from the 19th century, Louis Pasteur comes to the Palais de la Découverte from December 12, 2017 to August 19, 2018. Discover a family exhibition promoting science.

Théâtre du PouvoirPower Plays
From September 27, 2017 to July 2, 2018, the Petite Galerie of the Louvre Museum offers an exhibition called Power Plays that returns to the connections between art and political power through History.

Ateliers à la Loupe au Musée en HerbeAteliers à la loupe, de Monet à Ai Weiwei at Musée en Herbe
From January 25 to September 9, 2018, Musée en Herbe offers us to discover “Ateliers à la loupe”, a retrospective on 40 paintings of artists and their portraits, created by the British-American artist, Damian Alwes. An exhibition-investigation that takes us straight to the fascinating and creative world of the greatest artists from the 19th century to nowadays.

Les Météorites attérissent au Muséum nationalMeteorites at the Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. This is what awaits you from October 18, 2017 to June 10, 2018. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!

Exhibitions at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Il était une fois, l'expo science à la Cité des SciencesScience in tales
Talking about science through fairytales, here’s what the Cité des Sciences offers with its yearly exhibition “Il était une fois” [Once upon a time]. Running from October 3, 2017 to November 18, 2018, this exhibition takes children from 7 to 11 years old to discover physical, chemical, mathematical concepts by observing them live in their favorite fairytales, from Pinocchio to Jack and the Beanstalk.

Effets Spéciaux à la Cité des SciencesSpecial effects
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.

Froid à la Cité des SciencesCold
From December 5, 2017 to August 26, 2018, Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie offers a new exhibition called “Cold”. What’s cold? What are the effects on living bodies? How can we create it? And many other questions will have their answers.

Patate ! L'expo à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustriePatate!
From December 5, 2017 to January 6, 2019, potatoes are given pride of place at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. For over a year, head to the greenhouse of the Cité to know everything about this tuber that is now the world’s first non-cereal goods.

Des transports et des hommes, Cité des SciencesTransport and mankind
Environmental issues are more and more frequent, falling under governmental decisions such as the Grenelle Environment Project taken on in 2007. So, more than simple recommendations, our whole society called into question: can we keep on living with the same behavior? What will we leave to our children?

Cerveau, exposition Cité des SciencesBrain
From September 16, 2014, Paris Cité des Sciences inaugurates a new permanent exhibition devoted to brain and neurosciences. In a surrealistic atmosphere, we test our brain capacities, we observe our brains from a physiological point of view and we know more about its potential.

Objectifs terre : la révolution des satellitesEarthwatch: the satellite revolution
From June 16, 2009, Earthwatch: the satellite revolution becomes Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie permanent exhibition. Come and immerse yourself in the heart of space application and discover space and Earth as you’ve never seen them before!

A large and varied choice to make this February break, a break full of discoveries.

Julie M.
Last updated on 16 February 2018

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Opening Time
From 17 February 2018 to 4 March 2018


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