Chess and math, brain-boosting workshops at the Cité des sciences

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on February 28th, 2024 at 04:41 p.m.
Are your neurons feeling a bit neglected at the moment? Join us at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie from March 5 to 9, 2024, to measure your brains against those of other participants in mathematical workshops and a chess tournament!

As part of Math Week, the Cité des sciences et de l' industrie is offering a wide range of activities to get your brain working, from mental arithmetic to chess! From March 5 to 9, 2023, the whole family can take part in mathematical game workshops, a mental arithmetic competition or a giant chess tournament, depending on their age. The event is free and open to all, but don't forget to book when you need to!

The program

  • Giant Pythagoras Tree - March 5 to 9

The Library invites the public to participate in the construction of a giant Pythagorean tree - an origami fractal - in a collective and collaborative way.

  • Mathematical games - Wednesday March 6

Drawn from the games collection of the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie Library, the games are freely available to all.

  • Mathematical games workshop - Wednesday, March 6

This free-access workshop is for toddlers aged 0 to 6.

Saturday, March 9

  • Chess tournament, simultaneous game and initiation with the club "Le Petit Pouchet".
  • Approved tournament for all levels
  • Simultaneous game with Marie Sebag (International Grandmaster) for all levels
  • Small tournament for beginners and non-homologated players
  • Introduction to chess
  • Giant chess game hosted by "Le Petit Pouchet" club teams
  • Mathematical games workshops and competitions
  • Fractal mediation, giant origami
  • Giant board game tournament

From March 11 to 17, the Cité des sciences is focusing on our main organ, for a new edition of Brain Week, to learn more about it and raise awareness of the importance of research, thanks to numerous events.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 5th, 2024 to March 9th, 2024



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    75019 Paris 19

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