15 exhibitions to discover with children in Paris

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Margot de Sortiraparis · Published on October 6th, 2023 at 02:20 p.m.
Museums are not just for grown-ups! Yes, there is no age to appreciate art: the proof is in these exhibitions that will delight children and their parents/guardians/grandparents, in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

Children are curious, passionate and creative little creatures, always ready to discover new worlds: Paris museums and galleries have understood this well, with the many family exhibitions that open every season. Playful, interactive and creative, they enable the little ones to touch, listen, experiment and (more often than not) live a real experience in the heart of Parisian cultural venues.

Whether with Mum, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa or Auntie, on Wednesday afternoons, during school vacations or at weekends: kid-friendly exhibitions let you spend some fun family time with the little ones, who often don't get what they want from the permanent collections or standard temporary exhibitions, which are too serious and not interactive enough. For toddlers (including babies under 2) as well as older children (and sometimes pre-teens and teens), these unusual exhibitions are a must! And most of the time, admission for under-25s is free!

So, here's our selection of the most eagerly awaited family exhibitions of the moment!

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, the starry night: the immersive exhibition returns to the Atelier des Lumières
Presented for the first time in 2019, l'Atelier des Lumières takes us back into the world of Van Gogh, for an immersive exhibition running from July 8 to September 1, 2024. Take a stroll through Van Gogh's most beautiful paintings, rediscovering the misunderstood genius of his time. [Read more]

Toutankhamon, l’expérience immersive Pharaonique sur 3000 m2, se dévoile à ParisToutankhamon, l’expérience immersive Pharaonique sur 3000 m2, se dévoile à ParisToutankhamon, l’expérience immersive Pharaonique sur 3000 m2, se dévoile à ParisToutankhamon, l’expérience immersive Pharaonique sur 3000 m2, se dévoile à Paris Tutankhamun, the 3000 m² Pharaonic immersive experience is extended in Paris
Tutankhamun, the pharaonic immersive experience, is on show at Galeries Montparnasse until September 1, 2024. We're off to experience a unique adventure, a playful adventure game and a 3,000 m² exhibition in Paris, designed by the team behind the Ramses and Tutankhamun exhibitions at La Villette. [Read more]

We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151We are Here : l'exposition d'art urbain au Petit Palais - IMG20240611093151 We are here: the free urban art exhibition invades the Petit Palais collections - photo
We didn't expect to see urban art in a Fine Arts museum... And yet that's exactly what the We are here exhibition, on view free of charge from June 12 to November 17, 2024, offers us. [Read more]

Paradox Museum Paris ouvre ses portes, découvrez le parcours fou en photos et vidéo - code promoParadox Museum Paris ouvre ses portes, découvrez le parcours fou en photos et vidéo - code promoParadox Museum Paris ouvre ses portes, découvrez le parcours fou en photos et vidéo - code promoParadox Museum Paris ouvre ses portes, découvrez le parcours fou en photos et vidéo - code promo Paradox Museum Paris, a crazy journey of optical illusions
Paradox Museum, 90 experiences of trompe l'oeil, optical illusions and sensory upheaval await you in Paris. You'll love being fooled and capturing surrealist images. Book your Family Pack for a visit between 12.15 and 1.30 p.m. and pay only €75 instead of €88. [Read more]

Science Expériences : la sortie fun et ludique pour toute la famille !Science Expériences : la sortie fun et ludique pour toute la famille !Science Expériences : la sortie fun et ludique pour toute la famille !Science Expériences : la sortie fun et ludique pour toute la famille ! Science Expériences, the fun and scientific family outing in Paris
Science Expériences is a unique concept combining museum and amusement park to bring science to life for children. With scientific experiments, virtual reality and video mapping, it uses the latest technologies to bring science to life for children... [Read more]

Les homards de l'artiste pop Philip Colbert envahissent la Station F pour une expo gratuite insolite - IMG20240708174729Les homards de l'artiste pop Philip Colbert envahissent la Station F pour une expo gratuite insolite - IMG20240708174729Les homards de l'artiste pop Philip Colbert envahissent la Station F pour une expo gratuite insolite - IMG20240708174729Les homards de l'artiste pop Philip Colbert envahissent la Station F pour une expo gratuite insolite - IMG20240708174729 Pop artist Philip Colbert's lobsters invade Station F for an unusual free exhibition
Pop and surrealist artist Philip Colbert installs his giant lobsters in Station F, for a colorful and unusual exhibition to discover from July 9 to August 2, 2024. [Read more]

Star Wars : Fans of the Galaxy, l'expo à découvrir dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine - DSC 0889Star Wars : Fans of the Galaxy, l'expo à découvrir dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine - DSC 0889Star Wars : Fans of the Galaxy, l'expo à découvrir dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine - DSC 0889Star Wars : Fans of the Galaxy, l'expo à découvrir dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine - DSC 0889 Star Wars: Fans of the Galaxy, our photos from the hyperspace-scented exhibition at Electric Paris
Something for all Star Wars fans! Electric Paris, an exhibition space located in the 10th arrondissement, is devoting an exhibition to the space saga, by fans and for fans, entitled Fans of the Galaxy, to be discovered from July 6 to September 8, 2024. Enough to awaken your inner Wookie... [Read more]

Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658Château d'Écouen - Musée national de la Renaissance  -  A7C8658 Sport and the Renaissance: a free exhibition on ancient sports at the Musée de la Renaissance
The Château d'Ecouen -musée national de la Renaissance invites us to discover 16th-century sports, with the free exhibition "Sport and the Renaissance", on view from July 1 to November 5, 2024. [Read more]

Expo The Art of The Brick Galerie Montparnasse - IMG 3119Expo The Art of The Brick Galerie Montparnasse - IMG 3119Expo The Art of The Brick Galerie Montparnasse - IMG 3119Expo The Art of The Brick Galerie Montparnasse - IMG 3119 LEGO: The Art of the Brick, the exhibition returns to Montparnasse - our photos
LEGO fans, children at heart, discover Nathan Sawaya's incredible exhibition, The Art of the Brick, which is back in Paris, in Montparnasse to be precise, in the former Galeries Lafayette! This incredible exhibition features over 100 brick sculptures by Nathan Sawaya, on view from December 20, 2023 to at least July 28, 2024 (ticket sales to date). [Read more]

Maison Poincaré - Musée des mathématiquesMaison Poincaré - Musée des mathématiquesMaison Poincaré - Musée des mathématiquesMaison Poincaré - Musée des mathématiques Maison Poincaré: we visited the very first mathematics museum in Paris
The Maison Poincaré, nestled in the heart of Paris's Latin Quarter, invites you to discover the capital's very first mathematics museum from September 30, 2023. Inspired by the world's greatest science museums, this unique venue promises to illuminate the history, influence and wonders of mathematics for all the curious! We tell you all about it! [Read more]

Danser- l'exposition de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - image00004Danser- l'exposition de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - image00004Danser- l'exposition de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - image00004Danser- l'exposition de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - image00004 Danser: a fun, interactive exhibition for the whole family at the Cité des Sciences
The Cité des Sciences activates "dance" mode with its brand new immersive exhibition, Danser, on view from July 2, 2024 to June 28, 2026. [Read more]

Paris 2024 : La ruée vers l'or, le parc de loisirs gratuit à Lafayette Anticipations - DSC 0699Paris 2024 : La ruée vers l'or, le parc de loisirs gratuit à Lafayette Anticipations - DSC 0699Paris 2024 : La ruée vers l'or, le parc de loisirs gratuit à Lafayette Anticipations - DSC 0699Paris 2024 : La ruée vers l'or, le parc de loisirs gratuit à Lafayette Anticipations - DSC 0699 Paris 2024: The Gold Rush, our photos of the free amusement park at Lafayette Anticipations
To coincide with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Lafayette Anticipations invites you to discover its new exhibition, La Ruée vers l'or, from June 22 to September 1, 2024. An artistic leisure park with free, open access, imagined by students in the vocational stream at the Lycée Alfred Nobel in Clichy-sous-Bois, also on offer at the Atelier Médicis in Clichy-sous-Bois from June 1 to July 27, 2024. We visited this artistic park and tell you all about it! [Read more]

L'Egypte des Pharaons, de Khéops à Ramsès II : l'exposition immersive de l'Atelier des Lumières - IMG20240208094846L'Egypte des Pharaons, de Khéops à Ramsès II : l'exposition immersive de l'Atelier des Lumières - IMG20240208094846L'Egypte des Pharaons, de Khéops à Ramsès II : l'exposition immersive de l'Atelier des Lumières - IMG20240208094846L'Egypte des Pharaons, de Khéops à Ramsès II : l'exposition immersive de l'Atelier des Lumières - IMG20240208094846 Egypt of the Pharaohs: the Atelier des Lumières immersive exhibition unveiled in images
A fabulous journey awaits us this year at the Atelier des Lumières: from February 9, 2024 to January 5, 2025, discover the Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Cheops to Ramses II. [Read more]

hachehachehachehache Viking heroes: a free exhibition combining history and culture at the Val d'Oise archaeological museum
The Musée d'archéologique du Val d'Oise introduces us to the world of the Vikings, between history and imaginary clichés, with the Viking Heroes exhibition on view from February 10 to December 29, 2024. [Read more]

Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581Exposition Notre-Dame de Paris : au coeur du chantier -  A7C4581 Notre-Dame de Paris at the heart of the construction site, the free exhibition under the forecourt in photos
The Notre-Dame de Paris: au coeur du chantier exhibition, which takes place beneath the cathedral's forecourt, is now unveiled. From March 7, 2023, until the monument reopens, discover the work of the hundreds of men and women who are rebuilding the cathedral. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the highlights of the titanic construction site, to discover the work of the journeymen and craftsmen, and the challenges of reconstruction. [Read more]

With such a great program, kids won't get bored, and parents won't either! Don't hesitate to come back and consult this page, which is regularly updated, for a wealth of ideas for outings and discoveries throughout the year.

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