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 a thing or two.
Dragons exhibition at Paris Musée Art Ludique Hors les Murs in Paris
The Art Ludique museum is back with a free exhibition dedicated to Dragons, running from January 31 to February 24, 2019. Hiccup, Toothless and Astrid are given pride of place with over 200 works, a few days before “How To Train A Dragon 3” is released!
Illusions at Paris Palais de la Découverte
From November 6, 2018 to August 25, 2019, Paris Palais de la Découverte dedicates an exhibition to illusions. A tour including 40 surprising experiences that will drive you crazy, you’d think your brain couldn’t be tricked this easily!
Poison at Paris Palais de la Découverte
Poison, here's the name of the exhibition to be discovered from October 10, 2018 to August 11, 2019 at Paris Palais de la Découverte. An exhibition inviting us to discover the most toxic animal and plant species. For the first time, are gathered in one place about thirty venomous and poisonous animal species among the most dangerous in the world.
New digital area at Paris Palais de la Découverte
The Palais de la Découverte finally features a digital area. At the time of Big Data, the Palais de la Découverte promises us a wonderful computing lesson suiting kids and algorithm experts!
L’Archéologie en bulles, the exhibition at Paris Petite Galerie du Louvre
The Petite Galerie du Louvre offers from September 26, 2018 to July 1, 2019 an exhibition about comics focusing on archeology, called “L’Archéologie en bulles” [Archeology through speech bubbles]. A way to discover the 9th art as well as its taking by archeology.
Art Brut Japonais II, the exhibition at the Halle Saint-Pierre
From September 8, 2018 to March 10, 2019, the Halle Saint-Pierre dedicates an exhibition to raw contemporary art from the country of the Rising Sun, called Art Brut Japonais II [Japanese Raw Art II]. A retrospective as part of the PARIS-TOKYO tandem following a first edition displayed eight years earlier.
The Musée de l’Homme presents Déclaration, the photo exhibition by Sebastião Salgado
The Musée de l’Homme, Paris, presents Déclaration a photo exhibit by Sebastião Salgado running from December 8, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 30 big formats to celebrate Human Rights.
A Thousand and One Orchids 2019 at Paris Jardin des Plantes
From February 14 to March 11, 2019, Paris Jardin des Plantes exhibits again its “Mille & une orchidées” [A Thousand and one orchids] again in its large greenhouses. Imagine, over 1000 plants of blossoming orchids, of a rare beauty and gathered in the wonderful tropical greenhouse of the Jardin des Plantes. A major exhibition for flower lovers!
Les Statues Meurent Aussi, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée
Les Statues Meurent Aussi [Statues Die Too] at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée. In the building hall, three artists exhibit tracks of the French colonial history between furniture and pictures. To see from February 1 to March 3, 2019!
Tromelin exhibition, the island of forgotten slaves at Paris Musée de l’Homme
From February 13 to June 3, 2019 the Tromelin exhibition, the island of forgotten slaves – housed by Paris Musée de l’Homme – questions the visitor about the colonial past and the limits of our humanity and recall the story of the Chevalier de Tromelin and the forgotten slaves.
Exhibition ‘J’ai le Droit d’avoir des Droits’ at Paris Musée de l’Homme
Nine street-artists are invited by Paris Musée de l’Homme to reinterpret an article of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Works are displayed from February 13 to June 30, 2019 in the ‘J’ai le Droit d’avoir des Droits’ [I have the Right to have Rights] exhibition!
‘Colors of Japan’ exhibition at the 193 Gallery
The brand-new contemporary art gallery in Haut Marais, 193 Gallery (7 rue des Filles du Calvaire in Paris 3rd arrondissement) presents a big exhibition dedicated to Japanese contemporary art from December 13, 2018 to March 13, 2019.
Aqua, l’eau de haut en bas exhibition at Porte Dorée Aquarium Tropical
With Aqua, l’eau de haut en bas [Aqua, water up and down], the Porte Dorée Aquarium Tropical invites families to discover the cycle of water through a playful exhibition suiting kids and running from October 20, 2018 to August 19, 2019. A wonderful exhibit to get aware that water is a vital source we must protect.
Roux!, the exhibition at Paris Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner
Paris Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner dedicates an exhibition to red hair, called Roux! de Jean-Jacques Henner à Sonia Rykiel [Red-haired! From Jean-Jacques Henner to Sonia Rykiel], from January 30 to May 13, 2019. A color of hair emblematic of Jean-Jacques Henner’s painting that even made his signature.
Mircéa Cantor at the Musée de la Chasse
From January 8 to April 7, 2019 Paris Musée de la Chasse gives free rein to Mircéa Cantor. In this exhibition, the Romanian artist explores the fauna and flora, foreign lands, a gap between Men and Beasts.
Fendre l'air, l'art du bambou
Fendre l’air, l’art du bambou at Paris Musée du Quai Branly is displayed from November 27, 2018 to April 7, 2019. Over 160 bamboo items will be showcased, works of generations of Japanese craftsmen.
Doisneau and Music
Paris Musée de la Musique at the Philharmonie dedicates an exhibition to Doisneau and music from December 4, 2018 to April 28, 2019.
Nara’s Buddhas displayed at Paris Musée Guimet
The Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet [National Asian Arts Museum], set in Paris 16th arrondissement, welcomes the last big step of the Japonismes cultural season: the exceptional display of Nara’s Buddhas from January 23 to March 18, 2019.
Fiesta Grafica, the exhibition at Paris Maison de l’Amérique Latine
From February 15 to May 7, 2019 Fiesta Grafica at Paris Maison de l’Amérique Latine is a carte blanche to Michel Bouvet who weaved strong links with this part of the world.
Mobile/Immobile, the exhibition at the National Archives
The National Archives present from January 16 to April 29, 2019 the Mobile/Immobile exhibition by Forum Vies Mobiles. This visit offers to explore the manifestations of this now major mobility in our lifestyles and to question about its future.
Si le temps est un lieu, Pablo Valbuena at Paris 104
From January 19 to March 24, 2019 Pablo Valbuena takes over Paris Centquatre with his light and sound installations. With technical tools of a great precision, Pablo Valbuena reinvents spaces and offer several experiences in the historic building housing the 104.
Engraving for the King, the exhibition at the Louvre
From February 21 to May 20, 2019 the Louvre offers an exhibition around the engraved molds of chalcography, called “Graver pour le roi” [Engraving for the king]. An exhibition to dive into the universe of engraving including a display of the slabs ordered by Colbert for Louis XIV.
“Souvenirs d’Avenir” exhibition by Jean-Marie Périer on the Grande Arche rooftop
French photographer Jean-Marie Périer exhibitions from January 15 to March 3, 2019 on the Grande Arche rooftop the “Souvenir d’Avenir” exhibition returning on 40 years of career through 300 photographs.
“L’eau dans la ville du 19e au 21e siècle” at Paris Pavillon de l’Eau
To know more about Wallace fountains, these legendary Parisian water fountains, from January 7 to August 31, 2019 let’s run to the Pavillon de l’Eau to discover the “L’eau dans la ville du 19e au 21e siècle” [Water in the city from the 19th century to the 21st century] exhibition.
Foujita at Paris Maison de la Culture du Japon
Paris Maison de la Culture du Japon, set a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower dedicates an exhibition to painter Foujita from January 16 to March 16, 2019. Don’t miss it, especially as the admission is free of charge!
Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée, the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières
From February 22 to December 31, 2019 Paris Atelier des Lumières takes us to a new immersive exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s universe. For 35 minutes, we roam around Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings, rediscovering this poorly received genius back in the days.
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie exhibitions:
Corps et Sport
Corps et Sport (Body and Sport) is the Cité des Sciences new exhibition running from October 16, 2018 to January 5, 2020. On your own, with your child or the whole family, try your physical fitness and discover how sport influences your physical and moral health!
Sous l'Océan, the exhibition in Cité des Sciences Argonaute
From October 30, 2018, the Cité des Sciences dedicates a beautiful exhibition to sea beds in the Argonaute. Little and big curious visitors can discover a whole bunch of infos about the life aboard a submarine and the lufe in the abysses.
Microbiote, the exhibition at the Cité des Sciences
Microbiote, the Cité des Sciences exhibition running from December 4, 2018 to August 4, 2019, suits the whole family and makes us discover our intestinal flora.
Transport 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?
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.
Lots of options to make this winter break full of new discoveries.