Summer holidays 2020: Museums and exhibitions for children in Paris

Published by Julie M. · Published on 30 June 2020 at 18h31 · Updated on 6 July 2020 at 09h32
This summer 2020, 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:

Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences - reopening and extra time
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. The exhibition is back on June 27, 2020 and extended to August 1, 2021.

Cité des enfantsCité des enfantsCité des enfantsCité des enfants Cité des Enfants in Paris: a new exhibition for the 2-7 years
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.

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.

Playful exhibitions:

Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photosAraignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photosAraignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photosAraignées, Lucioles et Papillons au Musée en Herbe : nos photos Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons, the artistic-scientific exhibition at Paris Musée en Herbe
Paris Musée en Herbe welcomes children and adults so that they can discover the mysterious world of the small insects living in our world. The “Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons” (Spiders, Lightning Bugs and Butterflies) exhibition expects you from June 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Discover this display with your family and enjoy the many works and other vivarium to learn more while having fun!

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 reopens
Grévin Paris underwent a makeover last year, and expects us from June 18, 2020. 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 Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuelExposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuelExposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuelExposition Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Voyages en Méditerranée - visuel Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean again from May 26 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. CAREFUL: With the new health measure, your ticket may no longer be valid.

Mad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photos Mad Dimension, the new immersive and 100% Insta-worthy museum reopens
Alert, this is an event in Paris! The Mad Dimension is the latest and buzzing museum that is 100% immersive and 100% Insta-worthy. This temporary museum reopens from June 6, 2020 and has wonderful surprises in store. Book your session and enjoy an exclusive experience.

Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos 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.

Cultural exhibitions:

Dernier repas à Pompéi, l'exposition historique au Musée de l'HommeDernier repas à Pompéi, l'exposition historique au Musée de l'HommeDernier repas à Pompéi, l'exposition historique au Musée de l'HommeDernier repas à Pompéi, l'exposition historique au Musée de l'Homme Dernier repas à Pompéi, the historic exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme, new dates
The Musée de l’Homme invites you to share one last meal, but not any kind. The “Dernier repas à Pompéi” (Last Meal in Pompei) exhibition takes us to discover the food and leftovers found during the archaeological digs. Items and works exhibited leave Italy for the first time: you don’t want to miss this exhibition running from July 8, 2020 to January 4, 2020.

Pompéi, l'exposition au Grand PalaisPompéi, l'exposition au Grand PalaisPompéi, l'exposition au Grand PalaisPompéi, l'exposition au Grand Palais Pompei, the exhibition at the Grand Palais / new dates
The Grand Palais devotes a digital exhibition to the latest excavations conducted in Pompeii and all the works of art discovered then. Postponed because of the coronavirus epidemic, the exhibition is running again from July 1 to September 27, 2020.

Christo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre PompidouChristo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre PompidouChristo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre PompidouChristo et Jeanne-Claude au Centre Pompidou Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou, our pictures
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Centre Pompidou has decided to postponed the exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne-Claude to July 1 to October 19, 2020. An exhibition like a tribute to the artist who passed away in May 2020. Discover pictures of the exhibition.

Visuel Paris Musée du LouvreVisuel Paris Musée du LouvreVisuel Paris Musée du LouvreVisuel Paris Musée du Louvre The Advent of the Artist, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie’s exhibition – reopening and extra time
The Louvre is dedicating an exhibition to the Advent of the Artist in the Petite Galerie. Halted by the coronavirus epidemic, it will resume from July 6, 2020 and is extended to June 2021. Adapted to all, this display will get you accustomed to all “features” used by artists over time.

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

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 4 July 2020 to 1 September 2020

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