Brain Week 2024: fun activities at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis, Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on February 14th, 2024 at 11:05 a.m.
Brain Week 2024 takes place from March 12 to 17, 2024 at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. An opportunity to discover an exceptional program of experiments and reflections on the brain, neurons, the cerebellum... Fascinating!

Brain Week is back in Paris and all over France for its 26th edition, from March 12 to 17, 2024! And as usual, the Cité des Sciences et de l' Industrie is mobilizing to bring knowledge to as many people as possible, especially children. For the occasion, numerous events, shows and conferences accessible to all are planned, for the price of an admission ticket, to raise public awareness of our organ, so important in our daily lives.

The program at the Cité des Sciences

  • Scientific workshop - La neurothèque: when your brain is a goldmine!

Everyone has a brain, but nobody really knows what it is. The source of numerous studies, neuroscientists and neurologists are trying to unravel its mysteries and understand how it works... But also why it sometimes malfunctions. Come and discover the real methods of clinical analysis in the form of a fun family game trail! Games of memory, logic, motor skills... anything to get your neurons firing and evaluate your brain!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 1 pm and 2:15 pm

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of LUTIN (Laboratoire des Usages en Technologies d'Information Numérique)

As part of this year's Brain Week organized by the Vivant Environnement team, come and take a behind-the-scenes tour of LUTIN at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. You'll discover the latest research in cognitive science. You can also make your own contribution to ongoing research!

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 2pm and 3pm

  • Show - Stratovie

The "Stratovie" show takes you inside the ferrymen's lodge. A secret place, plunged into darkness, with seating for only a few disciples. In this space, with its distinctive soundscape, the two actors tell you the story of the state of Stratovia. Through magic tricks, the cards and protagonists of the story come together and complete each other. Spectators will be led to question their free will and make choices, just like the citizens of Stratovia.
An immersion through the senses, imagination and illusion.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Show - Wake up, take a nap... at the Planetarium!

What are the different types of nap? What are the consequences for the body? What do we know about brain activity during sleep? Immersed in a soundscape, you'll be invited to a collective siesta under the stars! A personal moment in a unique setting, the planetarium at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie.

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 1pm and 2pm

In short, a great program and a busy week to try and understand the mechanisms of the brain, with or without children!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 12th, 2024 to March 17th, 2024

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    30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
    75019 Paris 19

    Accessibility info

    Metro: line 7, Porte de la Villette station. Bus: lines 139, 150, 152, Porte de la Villette station. Tramway: T3b, Porte de la Villette station.

    Recommended age
    From 3 years old

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