Summer holidays 2019: Museums and exhibitions for children in Paris

This summer 2019, I know you’d like to relax and enjoy discoveries with your children to entertain them while educating them! There’s nothing quite like showing them pharaohs, wild animals, and other exhibitions filling Paris. Sortiraparis walks you through the museums and animations likely to delight children and adults.

Summer is a comforting moment for children: no more schedule, no more homework… or almost! Every year, parents make the best of this time of the year to make their children brush up. But no one has ever decided that knowledge couldn’t be linked to pleasure and discovery.

So, we offer you a selection of cultural and teaching outings to delight your children.

Instructive exhibitions:

Toutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photos King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette: extra time
An exhibition devoted to Tutankhamun in Paris? From March 23, to September 22, 2019, head to La Villette for a major display of the treasures of the Pharaoh in conjunction with the Grand Egyptian Museum. And on June 15th, enjoy a late-night opening with the Tutankhamun Night

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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 au Palais de la Découverte, les photos Poison au Palais de la Découverte, les photos Poison au Palais de la Découverte, les photos Poison au Palais de la Découverte, les photos Poison, the exhibition at the 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.

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Cité des Enfants at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris is the perfect place to learn and experience. With two exhibitions – one for the 2-7 years old, and one for the 5-12 years old – children discover the world surrounding them using their five senses.

Exposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photosExposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photosExposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photosExposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photos Préhistoire, une invention moderne, the exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou: pictures
From May 8 to September 16, 2019, Paris Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to the fertile relationship between prehistory and modern art, a display called “Préhistoire, une invention moderne” [Prehistory, a modern invention].."|image="gauche"]

Sous l'Océan, l'exposition de l'Argonaute à la Cité des SciencesSous l'Océan, l'exposition de l'Argonaute à la Cité des SciencesSous l'Océan, l'exposition de l'Argonaute à la Cité des SciencesSous l'Océan, l'exposition de l'Argonaute à la Cité des Sciences 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.

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Océans,is the beautiful exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle [National Museum of National History] running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals. running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals."|image="gauche"]

Playful exhibitions:

Illusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photosIllusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photosIllusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photosIllusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photos Illusions, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte: our pictures
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!

Rêve Electro, l'exposition à la PhilharmonieRêve Electro, l'exposition à la PhilharmonieRêve Electro, l'exposition à la PhilharmonieRêve Electro, l'exposition à la Philharmonie Electro, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
From April 9 to August 11, 2019 Paris Philharmonie dedicates a retrospective to electro music and its deciphering, an exhibition called “Electro from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk”. An exhibition offering you to discover this wide musical culture colored with a political dimension.

Le Musée Grévin, nouvelle génération - les photosLe Musée Grévin, nouvelle génération - les photosLe Musée Grévin, nouvelle génération - les photosLe Musée Grévin, nouvelle génération - les photos The new Grévin Paris finally reopens
Grévin Paris underwent a makeover and expects us from February 9, 2019 with a brand-new experience, after a month of embellishment work. The famous museum set on Boulevard Montartre is finally ready to welcome visitors again so that they can find an always increasing collection of celebrities. The Parisian museum production has been redesigned and the decors entirely remade to offer a more modern tour.

Exposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photos 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. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled.

Cultural exhibitions:

Le modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay, nos photosLe modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay, nos photosLe modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay, nos photosLe modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay, nos photos Black Models: from Gericault to Matisse at the Musée d’Orsay, our pictures
From March 26 to July 21, 2019 Black Models are displayed at the Musée d’Orsay with an exhibition aiming at being historic. Over 100 works return on the representation of black figures in visual arts, from the abolition of slavery in France (1794) to nowadays.

Visuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonVisuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonVisuel Paris Fondation Louis VuittonVisuel Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton A Vision for Painting, the exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
From February 20 to August 26, 2019 the Fondation Louis Vuitton highlights its painting collection with the “A Vision for Painting” exhibition.

Exposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photos Architectural Projects, the exhibition at the Palace of Versailles
Running from May 3 to August 3, 2019 the Palace of Versailles unveils us some of its secrets thanks to the “Architectural Projects” exhibition. For the first time, this exhibition offers to discover the craziest architectural projects in France for this unparalleled palace!

Exposition Madame de Maintenon au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Madame de Maintenon au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Madame de Maintenon au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Madame de Maintenon au Château de Versailles, les photos Madame de Maintenon, the exhibition at the Palace of Versailles
From April 15, 2019 to July 21, 2019 the Palace of Versailles dedicates a beautiful exhibition to Madame de Maintenon by restoring her quarters within the Palace of Versailles. Discover the story of this woman who has been king Louis XIV's wife and the founder of the Ecole de Saint Cyr.

L'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au PanthéonL'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au PanthéonL'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au PanthéonL'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au Panthéon L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, the exhibition at the Panthéon: our pictures
The Panthéon in Paris devotes an exhibition to the story of deaf persons and sign language, an exhibition called “L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds” [The Silent Story of Deaf Persons] and running from June 19 to October 6, 2019. A chronological dive into the different evolutions of the place of deaf persons in the society, from the Middle-Ages to nowadays without forgetting the Renaissance. and running from June 19 to October 6, 2019. A chronological dive into the different evolutions of the place of deaf persons in the society, from the Middle-Ages to nowadays without forgetting the Renaissance."|image="gauche"]

If discovering playful exhibitions is an occasion to brush up or educating their curiosity, don’t forget to go out with your family and enjoy other entertainments.  We’ve listed the best things to do this summer with your family in Paris!

©Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: Amélie Dupont

Julie M.
Last updated on 5 July 2019

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From 6 July 2019 to 1 September 2019

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