Summer holidays 2022: Museums and exhibitions for children

Published by My B., Julie M. · Photos by My B. · Published on 1 July 2022 at 13h22
This summer 2022, I know you would like to relax and enjoy discoveries with your children to entertain them while educating them! There is nothing quite like showing them see, wild animals, and other exhibitions filling Paris. Sortiraparis walks you through the museums and animations likely to delight children and adults.

Looking for a great exhibition to visit with your kids? Whether you are looking for playful or instructive exhibitions, we have it all: 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 could not be linked to pleasure and discovery.

Museums and cultural venues suiting children:

La Cité des Bébés à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieLa Cité des Bébés à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieLa Cité des Bébés à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieLa Cité des Bébés à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Cité des Bébés at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie to have fun with your family
Looking for a free toddler-friendly place in Paris? The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie has been so since 2019 with the Lab de la Cité des bébés. Toddlers aged 0-2 are roused safely in an area suiting their age and free of plastic for 90 minutes! [Read more]

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. [Read more]

Musée Carnavalet rénové et repensé, les photos Musée Carnavalet rénové et repensé, les photos Musée Carnavalet rénové et repensé, les photos Musée Carnavalet rénové et repensé, les photos Musée Carnavalet, the oldest museum in Paris devoted to the History of the city
The Musée Carnavalet invites us to discover the history of the French capital. Here is what to expect in the oldest museum in Paris. [Read more]

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 Grévin Paris 2.0 reopens with a discount offer
Grévin Paris underwent a makeover in 2019, and expects us from May 19, 2021 with a reopening discout offer available until June 29, 2021. 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. [Read more]

Kid-friendly exhibitions:

Coronavirus : "La Science est là", la programmation culturelle d'UniverscienceCoronavirus : "La Science est là", la programmation culturelle d'UniverscienceCoronavirus : "La Science est là", la programmation culturelle d'UniverscienceCoronavirus : "La Science est là", la programmation culturelle d'Universcience Family-friendly and playful exhibitions at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
All year long, Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is full of playful and instructive exhibitions to be visited with your family. Every month, discover the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Do not forget to book tickets ahead of your visit! [Read more]

L'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée rénovéL'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée rénovéL'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée rénovéL'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée rénové 15 exhibitions to visit with children now in Paris
Museums are not for adults only! There is no age to enjoy art: proof of it with these exhibitions likely to please kids and their parents in Paris and Île-de-France. [Read more]

Immersive exhibitions:

Exposition immersive autour de la Fête des lanternes, nos photosExposition immersive autour de la Fête des lanternes, nos photosExposition immersive autour de la Fête des lanternes, nos photosExposition immersive autour de la Fête des lanternes, nos photos Immersive exhibition inspired by the Lantern Festival at Paris Korean Culture Center - Our pictures
To celebrate the Taste Korea festival, the Centre culturel coréen – or Korean Culture Center – nestled in Paris 8th arrondissement concocts an exclusive immersive and free exhibition inspired by the famous lantern festival. Meet from June 30 to September 9, 2022, to enjoy this fabulous journey! [Read more]

Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum Photos : Odyssée sensorielle, l’expo immersive au Museum L’Odyssée Sensorielle, the compelling immersive exhibition at Paris Museum of Natural History - Last days!
More than an exhibition, Paris Museum of Natural History offers a never-before-seen compelling immersive display: from October 23, 2021 to July 4, 2022, dive into the “L’Odyssée Sensoriel” and discover the living world as you have never experienced it before! [Read more]

L'Horizon de Khéops, un voyage immersif au cœur d'une pyramide à vivre à l'Institut du monde arabeL'Horizon de Khéops, un voyage immersif au cœur d'une pyramide à vivre à l'Institut du monde arabeL'Horizon de Khéops, un voyage immersif au cœur d'une pyramide à vivre à l'Institut du monde arabeL'Horizon de Khéops, un voyage immersif au cœur d'une pyramide à vivre à l'Institut du monde arabe The Horizon of Khufu, an immersive nighttime journey in a pyramid to experience at the Arab World Institute
The Arab World Institute invites you to complete a unique journey, a virtual reality immersive experience taking you to one of the world’s seven wonders. From June 14 to October 2, 2022, come and discover “The Horizon of Khufu”. This July 2, enjoy an exceptional nighttime opening to discover this unusual experience. [Read more]

Boréalis : admirez des aurores boréales exceptionnelle sur le parvis de Notre-Dame de ParisBoréalis : admirez des aurores boréales exceptionnelle sur le parvis de Notre-Dame de ParisBoréalis : admirez des aurores boréales exceptionnelle sur le parvis de Notre-Dame de ParisBoréalis : admirez des aurores boréales exceptionnelle sur le parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris Borealis: enjoy exceptional aurora borealis on the parvis of Notre-Dame de Paris
Northern lights in the heart of Paris? This is the uncommon and marvelous show to enjoy this summer, on July 30 and 31, 2022, by night, on the parvis of Notre-Dame. A piece designed by Dan Acher to discover for free. [Read more]

Photos : Destination Cosmos à l'Atelier des LumièresPhotos : Destination Cosmos à l'Atelier des LumièresPhotos : Destination Cosmos à l'Atelier des LumièresPhotos : Destination Cosmos à l'Atelier des Lumières “Destination Cosmos”, the immersive display at the Atelier des Lumières is back this summer!
Destination Cosmos is the theme for immersive nights at the Atelier des Lumières to discover from July 1 to 30, 2022. On the menu, a crazy exhibition taking us to the stars in partnership with the CNES. [Read more]

Le Temps des dinosaures, l'exposition immersive grandeur nature à Paris Expo - Porte de VersaillesLe Temps des dinosaures, l'exposition immersive grandeur nature à Paris Expo - Porte de VersaillesLe Temps des dinosaures, l'exposition immersive grandeur nature à Paris Expo - Porte de VersaillesLe Temps des dinosaures, l'exposition immersive grandeur nature à Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles Le Temps des Dinosaures – the immersive life-sized exhibition at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles
We thought they were gone… And yet, dinosaurs are alive and you can even meet the! Head to Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles from May 25 to August 28, 2022 to visit the immersive “Le Temps des Dinosaures” exhibition, an adventure for children and adults. [Read more]

Europa Expérience, un lieu d'exposition gratuit et immersif sur l'Union Européenne à ParisEuropa Expérience, un lieu d'exposition gratuit et immersif sur l'Union Européenne à ParisEuropa Expérience, un lieu d'exposition gratuit et immersif sur l'Union Européenne à ParisEuropa Expérience, un lieu d'exposition gratuit et immersif sur l'Union Européenne à Paris Europa Experience, a free and immersive European Union-inspired exhibition in Paris
From Saturday May 14, 2022, enjoy Europea Experience, a fun and free concept coming to Paris. On the menu, a 1,500-sqm exhibition inspired by the European Union delivering immersive, interactive and fulfilling experiences. Through a multimedia tour, including augmented reality installations and 360° movie theater, travel all around the European Union… from Paris. [Read more]

Pop AirPop AirPop AirPop Air Pop air, the inflatable and immersive experience at the Grande Halle de la Villette: Our pictures
From April 14 to August 21, 2022, the Grande Halle de la Villette houses an exclusive and playful inflatable experience, Pop Air, made in partnership with Rome’s Balloon Museum. [Read more]

Shocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli, nos photos de l'exposition mode au MADShocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli, nos photos de l'exposition mode au MADShocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli, nos photos de l'exposition mode au MADShocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli, nos photos de l'exposition mode au MAD “Shocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli”, the fashion exhibition at MAD Paris
Bold, inspiring, avant-garde, shocking! Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli has been called many names… And how about making your own mind thanks to the “Shocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli” exhibition running from July 6, 2022, to January 22, 2023, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris? [Read more]

Exposition Gaudí au musée d'Orsay, la rétrospective événement - nos photosExposition Gaudí au musée d'Orsay, la rétrospective événement - nos photosExposition Gaudí au musée d'Orsay, la rétrospective événement - nos photosExposition Gaudí au musée d'Orsay, la rétrospective événement - nos photos Gaudi exhibition, the compelling retrospective at the Musée d’Orsay - Our pictures
The Musée d’Orsay shines a light on the genius work created by architect Antoni Gaudi. From April 12 to July 17, 2022, dive into Art Nouveau and disproportionate projects by this uncommon designer. [Read more]

Open-air exhibitions

L'Air des Géants, l'exposition en plein air gratuite et gonflée de La Villette, nos photosL'Air des Géants, l'exposition en plein air gratuite et gonflée de La Villette, nos photosL'Air des Géants, l'exposition en plein air gratuite et gonflée de La Villette, nos photosL'Air des Géants, l'exposition en plein air gratuite et gonflée de La Villette, nos photos L’Air des Géants, the free open-air inflatable exhibition of La Villette - our pictures
Party never stops in La Villette. And what would a party be without a huge inflatable structure? From July 1 to 24, 2022, come and discover the crazy “L’Air des Géants” exhibition to enjoy for free in the La Villette park. [Read more]

Les Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine MusicaleLes Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine MusicaleLes Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine MusicaleLes Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine Musicale This summer 2022’s open-air exhibitions in Paris and Île-de-France
How about treating ourselves to an open-air exhibition this summer 2022 in Paris? What is best with summer in Paris – and the Paris area – is the wonderful strolls to enjoy in the streets and parks, to discover the current open-air exhibitions. Here are this summer’s best places to enjoy art and sun. [Read more]

Sens dessus dessous Sens dessus dessous Sens dessus dessous Sens dessus dessous Sens dessus dessous: when art takes over Paris bridges on the Seine riverbanks
In the summer, the Seine riverbanks are a great place for Parisians and tourists to take a walk. From June 23 to September 23, 2022, these riverbanks are even more appealing thanks to installations by five artists. The “Sens dessus dessous” route is to be discovered now and free of charge! [Read more]

Les Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine MusicaleLes Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine MusicaleLes Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine MusicaleLes Extatiques 2022 : le parcours d'art en plein air à La Défense et à la Seine Musicale Les Extatiques 2022, the free open-air exhibition at La Défense and La Seine Musicale, our pictures
Les Extatiques, the monumental open-air exhibition at La Défense is back from June 22, to October 2, 2022, for the 5th edition. This year again, enjoy wonderful installations set between La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale. [Read more]

Le jardin de sculptures de la Dhyus, un lieu insolite en Île-de-FranceLe jardin de sculptures de la Dhyus, un lieu insolite en Île-de-FranceLe jardin de sculptures de la Dhyus, un lieu insolite en Île-de-FranceLe jardin de sculptures de la Dhyus, un lieu insolite en Île-de-France A surprising walk in the Dhuys river’s sculpture garden
Craving art and nature? Go and discover a little-known location set about forty kilometers from Paris to discover original sculptures scattered in the landscape. [Read more]

Un ciel de Cerfs volants à Bercy Village se dévoileUn ciel de Cerfs volants à Bercy Village se dévoileUn ciel de Cerfs volants à Bercy Village se dévoileUn ciel de Cerfs volants à Bercy Village se dévoile A sky of kites in Bercy Village is up
Bercy Village unveils their summer décor and a sky of kites enliven the famous Cour Saint-Emilion. Until September 15, 2022, go and discover these 400 kites adorning the passage. [Read more]

Le Musée de la Sculpture en plein air : une balade artistique gratuite au cœur de ParisLe Musée de la Sculpture en plein air : une balade artistique gratuite au cœur de ParisLe Musée de la Sculpture en plein air : une balade artistique gratuite au cœur de ParisLe Musée de la Sculpture en plein air : une balade artistique gratuite au cœur de Paris The open-air sculpture museum: a free art stroll in the heart of Paris
Have you heard about the open-air sculpture museum? Set in the Square Tino Rossi in the 5th arrondissement, this small museum provides us with a free cultural stroll by the Seine, in a gorgeous bucolic setting. [Read more]

Exposition Orlinski à Paris, été 2022 Exposition Orlinski à Paris, été 2022 Exposition Orlinski à Paris, été 2022 Exposition Orlinski à Paris, été 2022 Orlinski’s sculptures take over the 8th arrondissement, enjoy the open-air exhibition
Richard Orlinski unveils new pieces in the streets of Paris: from the Concorde to Madeleine, by the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, you might run into huge and strange animals… A fabulous open-air exhibition to enjoy from June 9 to July 9, 2022. [Read more]

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

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 July 2022 to 4 September 2022

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    75 Paris

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