Easter vacations: family-friendly exhibitions in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, My de Sortiraparis, Margot de Sortiraparis · Photos by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on February 27th, 2024 at 03:52 p.m.
A moment of play, discovery, learning, daydreaming and wonder... An exhibition is all these things! During this Easter vacation, from April 6 to 22, 2024, we're taking advantage of our free time to spend some great moments with the kids in the museums and galleries of Paris and the Île-de-France region.

Easter vacations always put us in a good mood: the days are getting longer, the sun is shining, we've got time to spend some quality time with the kids... Well, while we're on the subject, what are you going to do during these vacations, from Saturday April 6 to Sunday April 21, 2024? If you haven't made any plans yet, you've come to the right place: we've still got one or two cool exhibitions to recommend!

You may be thinking that dragging your kids to a museum is more like torture than a family outing. But that's because you don't know the capital's cultural hot spots. Trust us: by following our guide to family-friendly exhibitions, your kids will soon be hooked on museums and art galleries!

Our secret? Fun exhibitions , incredible educational experiences and immersive scenographies that give us exceptional thrills.

But enough of the blah-blah: here, as promised, is our selection of exhibitions to discover in Paris and the Ile-de-France region, to fill children's and parents' days with wonder this Easter!

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 ideal family outing for the Easter vacations
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Tutankhamun, the Pharaonic immersive experience, unveils. We're off to experience a unique adventure, a playful escape game and a 3,000 m² exhibition in Paris, designed by the team behind the Ramses and Tutankhamun exhibitions at La Villette, until June 30, 2024. [Read more]

Johnny Hallyday, nos photos de l'expo à Paris - IMG 2049Johnny Hallyday, nos photos de l'expo à Paris - IMG 2049Johnny Hallyday, nos photos de l'expo à Paris - IMG 2049Johnny Hallyday, nos photos de l'expo à Paris - IMG 2049 Johnny Hallyday: the exhibition dedicated to the rocker launches evening parties, our photos
A traveling Johnny Hallyday exhibition comes to Paris! After a stopover in Brussels, "Johnny Hallyday L'Exposition" arrives at the Parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles in Paris from December 22, 2023 to June 19, 2024. It's an opportunity for fans to discover some of the most exceptional pieces from the rocker's collection, over an area of almost 3,000 m². Here's what's in store for almost 6 months! From March 4, 2024, the exhibition will be open until 10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. [Read more]

La Cité de l'Histoire : une découverte ludique de l'histoire en famille La Cité de l'Histoire : une découverte ludique de l'histoire en famille La Cité de l'Histoire : une découverte ludique de l'histoire en famille La Cité de l'Histoire : une découverte ludique de l'histoire en famille The Cité de l'Histoire: a fun way for families to discover history
Plunge into the heart of the most fascinating periods in human history with immersive shows and technological animations that will delight young and old alike. Relive the great moments of the past, meet the emblematic figures of French history and create unforgettable memories together! Three main animations await you, in a space entirely designed for family amazement, offering a journey through the most emotionally rich eras. [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]

LOADING. L'art urbain à l'ère numérique, les photos de l'expo - IMG 1786LOADING. L'art urbain à l'ère numérique, les photos de l'expo - IMG 1786LOADING. L'art urbain à l'ère numérique, les photos de l'expo - IMG 1786LOADING. L'art urbain à l'ère numérique, les photos de l'expo - IMG 1786 LOADING. Urban art in the digital age: the street art exhibition at the Grand Palais Immersif, our photos
Attention all urban art lovers! From December 6, 2023 to July 21, 2024, the Grand Palais Immersif in Paris is offering us a plunge into the world of this artistic discipline through the exhibition "Loading. Urban art in the digital age". [Read more]

Aura, un spectacle son et lumières qui illumine le Dôme des Invalides - photos et vidéo - IMG20230920213452Aura, un spectacle son et lumières qui illumine le Dôme des Invalides - photos et vidéo - IMG20230920213452Aura, un spectacle son et lumières qui illumine le Dôme des Invalides - photos et vidéo - IMG20230920213452Aura, un spectacle son et lumières qui illumine le Dôme des Invalides - photos et vidéo - IMG20230920213452 Aura, a sound and light show that illuminates the Dôme des Invalides - photos and video
Alerte, a new immersive show, arrives in Paris. From September 22, 2023, we'll be discovering Aura at the Musée de l'Armée, a sound and light show with video mapping that highlights the Dôme des Invalides. [Read more]

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Have you always dreamed of visiting space? At the headquarters of the European Space Agency, a new space has just opened for the general public, allowing you to discover the ISS in virtual reality and learn more about what surrounds 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 tour of optical illusions for the vacations!
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. Would you like to try it out? [Read more]

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 Musée de l'Illusion in Paris: a multi-sensory journey that will make you lose your head!
The Musée de l'Illusion awaits you in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Come and enjoy a unique and educational family experience! Immerse yourself in a fascinating world, where all your senses will be turned upside down... A multi-sensory visit that's a must. [Read more]

La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750 La Trêve, the exceptional exhibition at the Basilique Saint-Denis dedicated to Jeux Antiques
La Trêve is the name of the exhibition-installation awaiting us at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis from April 5 to September 15, 2024, offering a unique journey through inhabited portraits, photographic frescoes and costumes loosely inspired by the ancient Olympic Games. We take you on a journey of discovery... [Read more]

Seth aux Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées - IMG 3699Seth aux Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées - IMG 3699Seth aux Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées - IMG 3699Seth aux Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées - IMG 3699 Seth: the street artist installs a sculpture at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées, our photos
To mark the new 8th edition of Urban Art Fair, street artist Seth has taken over Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées with an imposing, colorful and poetic sculpture. It can be admired in the atrium of the Parisian department store from Tuesday April 16 to Monday April 29, 2024. [Read more]

Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716Les mondes imaginaires : l'exposition de sculptures onirique de l'Espace Monte-Cristo - photos - IMG20240412103716 Imaginary worlds: the dreamlike sculpture exhibition at Espace Monte-Cristo - photos
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PlaymobilPlaymobilPlaymobilPlaymobil Les Jeux en Playmobil: the playful sports exhibition at the Yvelines Departmental Archives
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Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine - collection permanente -  A7C2705Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine - collection permanente -  A7C2705Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine - collection permanente -  A7C2705Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine - collection permanente -  A7C2705 Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, opening hours, tickets and exhibitions
The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, located in the Palais Chaillot on Place du Trocadéro, is an exceptional, monumental 22,000 m2 museum housing numerous models, city plans and immense scupltures. Here, you can take an in-depth look at some of the world's most beautiful buildings, and immerse yourself in the world of technology, architecture and urban planning. [Read more]

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The Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, open since 1961 and located in the heart of the City of Light, a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, invites visitors to discover over 15,000 works reflecting the wealth of artistic creation of the 20th and 21st centuries. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, this immersive museum transports us into the world of contemporary art. It's free to visit! [Read more]

Musée d'Archéologie National - Château de Saint-Germain-en-LayeMusée d'Archéologie National - Château de Saint-Germain-en-LayeMusée d'Archéologie National - Château de Saint-Germain-en-LayeMusée d'Archéologie National - Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Free museums, castles and monuments in Yvelines on Sunday April 7, 2024, 1st Sunday of the month
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Visuels musée et monument - musée PicassoVisuels musée et monument - musée PicassoVisuels musée et monument - musée PicassoVisuels musée et monument - musée Picasso Musée Picasso in Paris: prices, access, opening hours... All you need to know about the Paris museum
If you're a fan of Picasso's work, head to the Musée Picasso to discover the museum's permanent collections, as well as numerous exhibitions on the artist's world. History, access, opening hours, prices... We tell you everything you need to know about this beautiful Parisian museum! [Read more]

Martine, l'icône littéraire de notre enfance, revient à Paris le temps d'une exposition gratuiteMartine, l'icône littéraire de notre enfance, revient à Paris le temps d'une exposition gratuiteMartine, l'icône littéraire de notre enfance, revient à Paris le temps d'une exposition gratuiteMartine, l'icône littéraire de notre enfance, revient à Paris le temps d'une exposition gratuite Martine, the literary icon of our childhood, arrives in Paris for a free exhibition.
To celebrate her 70th birthday, Martine is honored with a free exhibition, from March 20 to May 9, 2024, at Galerie Gallimard. The beloved icon of our childhood is revealed here through a collection of original plates illustrating her adventures. These drawings, rooted in our collective history, have already captivated millions of young readers around the world. [Read more]

"Sur le fil : de Dakar à Paris", la nouvelle exposition de la Galerie du 19M - image00001"Sur le fil : de Dakar à Paris", la nouvelle exposition de la Galerie du 19M - image00001"Sur le fil : de Dakar à Paris", la nouvelle exposition de la Galerie du 19M - image00001"Sur le fil : de Dakar à Paris", la nouvelle exposition de la Galerie du 19M - image00001 Le 19M, la Manufacture de Mode Chanel: art gallery, creative workshops, café & couture houses
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Grande Galerie de l'évolution- visuels 2024 - image00062Grande Galerie de l'évolution- visuels 2024 - image00062Grande Galerie de l'évolution- visuels 2024 - image00062Grande Galerie de l'évolution- visuels 2024 - image00062 The Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, the immense museum dedicated to animals from all over the world, in Paris
If you've ever taken a stroll through the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, you'll no doubt have spotted the grand old buildings that stand along the way: this is the Museum of Natural History, of which the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution is a part. [Read more]

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Would you like to take your dog to an exhibition? Then head for Galerie Bessaud, which is currently hosting the offbeat exhibition "Museaux" - and your four-legged friends - until April 13, 2024. And, surprise ... On Saturday March 16, there'll even be an invasion of dachshunds from the "Paris Sausage Walk", who've come to take their turn at cultivation. Definitely a show with a kick! [Read more]

Nouvelle exposition "Combattre loin de chez soi - L'Empire colonial français dans la Grande GuerreNouvelle exposition "Combattre loin de chez soi - L'Empire colonial français dans la Grande GuerreNouvelle exposition "Combattre loin de chez soi - L'Empire colonial français dans la Grande GuerreNouvelle exposition "Combattre loin de chez soi - L'Empire colonial français dans la Grande Guerre New exhibition "Combattre loin de chez soi - L'Empire colonial français dans la Grande Guerre" (Fighting far from home - The French colonial empire in the Great War)
Follow in the footsteps of the 600,000 men from Black Africa, the West Indies, Oceania, Asia and North Africa who came to fight far from home on the various fronts of the war in Europe in a major exhibition at the Musée de la Grande Guerre. From April 4 to December 30, 2024. [Read more]

Exposition A la cour du Prince Genji : l'imaginaire japonaise se dévoile au musée Guimet  - IMG20231121103619Exposition A la cour du Prince Genji : l'imaginaire japonaise se dévoile au musée Guimet  - IMG20231121103619Exposition A la cour du Prince Genji : l'imaginaire japonaise se dévoile au musée Guimet  - IMG20231121103619Exposition A la cour du Prince Genji : l'imaginaire japonaise se dévoile au musée Guimet  - IMG20231121103619 The Musée des arts asiatiques - Guimet, an exotic spot in Paris
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At the Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux in Meaux, you can immerse yourself in the daily lives of civilians and soldiers during the Great War of 14-18. A historical museum to discover with friends or family, to plunge into the heart of French History. [Read more]

Goldorak XperienzGoldorak XperienzGoldorak XperienzGoldorak Xperienz Goldorak Xperienz, the free retro exhibition at Paris 9th arrondissement town hall
Goldorak, go! Go accomplish your mission in the infinite galaxies, continue your infernal struggle of good against evil... You'll recognize the credits: they're from the Goldorak cartoon, the symbol of a whole generation. The 9th arrondissement town hall is offering us a nostalgic journey with the "Goldorak Xperienz" exhibition, on view from April 5 to 28, 2024. [Read more]

Les vacances au musée d'Orsay pour les enfants - IMG 5093Les vacances au musée d'Orsay pour les enfants - IMG 5093Les vacances au musée d'Orsay pour les enfants - IMG 5093Les vacances au musée d'Orsay pour les enfants - IMG 5093 Easter vacations 2024 at the Musée d'Orsay: family activities, storytelling and workshops
This year's Easter vacations are packed with museum activities: guided tours, workshops, events... there's plenty to keep young and old busy during these two weeks without school, with the Vacances au musée program offered by the Musée d'Orsay. [Read more]

Foules, l'exposition interactive de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - nos photosFoules, l'exposition interactive de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - nos photosFoules, l'exposition interactive de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - nos photosFoules, l'exposition interactive de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - nos photos Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie: scientific discoveries and fun for all the family
The Cité des sciences et de l'industrie is packed with fun and educational exhibitions for the whole family to discover, in the heart of the Parc de la Villette. It's the perfect place to learn all about the world around us! [Read more]

Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405142742Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405142742Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405142742Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405142742 Précieux déchets, the exhibition to help you consume differently, at the Cité des Sciences
From December 5, 2023 to September 1, 2024, the Cité des Sciences is hosting a brand new exhibition, Précieux Déchets, inviting us to become aware of the waste we generate, how to reduce it or reuse it to give it a new life. [Read more]

Mission spatiale - IMG 5940Mission spatiale - IMG 5940Mission spatiale - IMG 5940Mission spatiale - IMG 5940 Mission spatiale, the new permanent exhibition in the stars at the Cité des sciences
Take a trip into space from October 23, 2023 at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, with a new permanent exhibition on the conquest of space. [Read more]

Urgence climatique, l'exposition permanente de la Cité des Sciences - image00018Urgence climatique, l'exposition permanente de la Cité des Sciences - image00018Urgence climatique, l'exposition permanente de la Cité des Sciences - image00018Urgence climatique, l'exposition permanente de la Cité des Sciences - image00018 Urgence Climatique, the Cité des Sciences exhibition to raise awareness
The Cité des Sciences is a bustling family place, a veritable paradise for young and old alike, where there is always something to do, discoveries to explore and lots of information to learn. The place hosts its latest permanent exhibition, Urgence climatique, starting May 16, 2023. [Read more]

Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405144604Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405144604Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405144604Métamorphoses, l'exposition poétique à découvrir à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie  - IMG20230405144604 Metamorphoses, the poetic exhibition to discover at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - photos
The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie invites us to follow the fantastic epic of these animals and plants that change and transform. From April 4, 2023 to November 24, 2024, discover the exhibition Metamorphoses. [Read more]

Bio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Bio-inspired, the new permanent exhibition at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Look out, here it is: the new permanent exhibition that will fascinate us endlessly. "Bio-inspired" takes place at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie from September 18, 2020. A nice introduction to talk about environment and sustainable solutions with children and older. [Read more]

Les Robots débarquent à la Cité des Sciences Les Robots débarquent à la Cité des Sciences Les Robots débarquent à la Cité des Sciences Les Robots débarquent à la Cité des Sciences Robots come to the Cité des Sciences, the exhibition
The Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie is dedicating a new space to Robots, starting April 2, 2019. Suitable for children from 11 years old, this exhibition tour will make young and old dream with the presentation of robots of today and tomorrow, from industrial robots to autonomous vehicles, humanoid robots, agricultural robots, medical robots and domestic robots. [Read more]

And for more ideas for family outings over the vacations, you can always consult our dedicated guide.

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The Spring or Easter vacations in Paris and the Ile-de-France region run from April 6 to 22, 2024! Walks, theme parks, accrobranches, exhibitions, shows, films... Sortiraparis gives you all the tips you need to keep your children amused and awake during the vacations between April and May. [Read more]

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Dates and Opening Time
From April 6th, 2024 to April 21th, 2024

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