Address: 30, Ave Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19
Metro: Porte de la Villette
Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am- 7 pm.
Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1 and December 25
Fees: Adult from 12 € – Kids under 6 from 3 € depending on which part of the museum you want to explore
Phone: +33 1 40 05 70 00
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie or Paris Science and Technology, the largest science museum in Europe, is a must see specially for kids. Created by the suggestion of French President Giscard d’Estaing, the goal of the museum was to promote science to the public particularly to the young.
Cite des Enfants (City of Children) of Paris Science and Technology museum is meant to engage kids in hands on activities. The Cite des Enfants is divided into 2 sections. One for 2 – 5 year olds and one for 5 – 12 year old kids.
Cite des Enfants for 5-12 year olds engages them into about 100 activities divided into 6 themes of the body, communcation, TV studio, water games, factory and garden.
Each floor of the ultra modern building of Paris Science World is divided into different science and technology departments.
Some programs worth mentioning are as follows:
Planetarium – devoted to the planets and particularly the Sun and it’s effects on the whole universe. Enjoy a thrilling journey to the outer space and travel from one planet to another another at Paris planetarium.
La Geode – Your Omni max / 3d theatre which makes everyone in the theatre feel that they are at the center of the images. Because of the special effects, children under the age of 3 and pregnant women in their third trimester are not allowed to enter the cinema.
Cité de la Sante – Your Health Center satisfying everyone’s curiosity about our health and body. (has different opening hours)
Note: Parts of the museum are not included in the Museum Pass.