Tip: 5 free exhibitions to see with children in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Margot de Sortiraparis · Published on October 27th, 2023 at 02:29 p.m.
Treat yourself and your family to a great time for the modest sum of zero euros, with our selection of free exhibitions to discover with the kids!

Of course we want to get out and about with our little ones, and help them discover all the beautiful things to see in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. Unfortunately, budgets can be tight, and it's difficult to organize a variety of activities without burning a hole in the wallet.

Fortunately, in Paris and the Ile-de-France region, there are plenty of free events to enjoy and learn from! And, of course, among all these activities, there are some great exhibitions to visit with the whole family.

Exhibitions that are fun, immersive, educational, magical... And a whole host of other -ic adjectives to pique our curiosity and whet our appetites. So don't resist, and get in on the action with these free exhibitions, sure to delight young and old alike.

But what are these free exhibitions to visit with children? There are dozens of them in the region, so here's our current selection.

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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]

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
Poetic, dreamlike, surprising: with its new free exhibition, Espace Monte-Cristo aims to awaken our childlike hearts. Discover Imaginary Worlds from April 13 to December 15, 2024. [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]

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Every child knows them: these funny little creatures have been the friends of the little ones for almost 30 years. Galerie Gallimard is showcasing Antoon Krings and his creations in a free exhibition from May 24 to July 13, 2024. [Read more]

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Discover the different sports of the Olympic Games with Playmobil! This fun, free exhibition can be seen from April 20 to June 24, 2024 at the Archives départementales des Yvelines. [Read more]

Here are a few suggestions for outings that are sure to create great memories for the whole family! Have you already seen all these exhibitions? Come back to this page a little later: it's regularly updated with new programs as the capital'scultural scene evolves.

And for even more ideas for family outings, take a look at our guide to exhibitions organized especially for children.

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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. [Read more]

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