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.
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris 1st arrondissement. Starting December 20, 2019 come and live a unique and playful experience with your family! Dive into a fascinating world shaking your senses up… A multisensory visit you really don’t want to miss.
A thousand and one orchids 2020 at Paris Jardin des Plantes
From February 5 to March 2, 2020, 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!
Piercing exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Homme
Discover the story of piercing, this practice dating back from Prehistory thanks to the Piercing exhibition running from March 13, 2019 to March 9, 2020 at Paris Musée de l’Homme.
Costumes en Fête, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
From December 20, 2019 to May 11, 2020 Paris Philharmonie welcomes the “Costumes en fête” exhibition as part of the 40th anniversary of the musical ensemble Les Arts Florissants. On the occasion, the museum brings together 40 costumes made for the greatest Les Arts Florissants opera productions, from The Return of Ulysses by Monteverdi to Les Indes Galantes by Rameau.
The Virtual Reality Cabinet opens in Paris Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Paris Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle opens the first permanent virtual reality room in a French museum! From this Saturday December 23, 2017, rush to the Virtual Reality Cabinet in the heart of the Gallery of Evolution for a fantastic journey into the heart of Evolution.
Acqua Alta, free and interactive exhibition at Paris Ateliers Medicis
This is not your average exhibition. “Acqua Alta” by Adrien M and Claire B is a free and interactive display with several experiences running from February 18 to 29, 2020 at Paris Ateliers Médicis. It will rock!
La Forêt Escargot: a street art exhibition within a giant snail in Paris
A giant snail highlighting ecology and recycling through an installation by 29 artists. This is what travelling exhibition La Forêt Escargot offers us to discover from November 23, 2019 to February 23, 2020 in Paris 14th arrondissement.
Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre - Pictures !
Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre, here’s 2019’s most awaited event. The exhibition will pay tribute to the Florentine genius on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death with the wonderful display of 140 works around the 5 paintings of the master the museum already owns. The exhibition already sounds like a success with over 150,000 tickets sold before the opening of the exhibit on October 24, 2019. Don't forget to get your tickets, you'll need them to go to the Louvre!
Exhibitions at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie:
Sous l’Océan, the exhibition at the Cité des Sciences Argonaute
Starting October 30, 2018, the Cité des Sciences dedicates a wonderful exhibition to seabeds in the argonaute. Small and grown-up curious visitors can discover a whole bunch of information on living conditions aboard a submarine as well as the life in the abysses.
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.
Earthwatch: 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!
Contraires, the exhibition for children at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
Children from 2 to 7 years old are invited to discover the "Contraires" exhibition at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie from February 18, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Expect oddity and poetry!
Cité des Bébés at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is welcoming a brand-new experimental area for toddlers. The 0-2 years old will be roused safely in an area suiting their age and free of plastic. An area to discover from July 2, 2019 to December 31, 2020.
Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences
From October 15, 2019 to August 10, 2020 become a spy with Paris Cité des Sciences! In partnership with the national intelligence services and French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes [The Bureau], let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad.
Lots of options to make this winter break full of new discoveries.
From 8 February 2020 to 23 February 2020