Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie: scientific discoveries and fun for all the family

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis, Julie de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on December 28th, 2023 at 04:07 p.m.
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!

The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, created in 1986, is a veritable institution in the capital, with a single mission: to make science accessible to all, and to inspire wonder at technological advances in children and teenagers. On the initiative of President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the site chosen for this audacious project combining education and entertainment was the Parc de la Villette, a huge area located near the Paris ring road.

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A veritable gathering of sciences of all kinds, this museum is designed for curious minds, who can learn more while having fun about life and what surrounds them, thanks to numerous educational elements: games, experiments, educational tours, permanent or temporary exhibitions, planetarium, library, health or children's city, Louis Lumière cinema... There are so manyfun adventures for the whole family, all accessible with the entrance ticket, which gives access to the whole Cité des sciences!

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Physics, biology, information technology, astronomy, mathematics, the brain, video games, the climate emergency and many other fields are highlighted in a wide range of exhibitions tailored to specific audiences. Some focus on children, others on toddlers, while the majority are just as interesting for adults, thanks to interactive activities that allow visitors to experience science in its entirety, and to conduct fun experiments!

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The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is also a place for reflection on contemporary scientific and technological issues. Through conferences, debates and events, it encourages discussion and critical reflection on scientific progress and its implications for society. The world of science will soon hold no secrets for you!

The museum is open every day except Monday, from 9.30am to 6pm. To visit the museum at your leisure, book your tickets in advance: the full rate is 13 euros, and there are several reduced rates for younger visitors. There are also several food and beverage outlets on site, so you can enjoy your visit all day long! To get to the museum, take metro line 7 and get off at Porte de la Villette.

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Practical information

Location

30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris 19

Accessibility info

Access
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.

Prices
2 à 5 ans: €3.5
- 25 ans: €10
Plein Tarif: €13

Official website
www.cite-sciences.fr

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