The must-see exhibitions in Paris for the whole family

With toddlers, 7/12 year olds and teens
Our selection of current exhibitions for children and teenagers in Paris. 
Our advice: buy your tickets for the exhibitions in advance to avoid long lines. This is essential for the very large Parisian exhibitions especially on weekends and even more during school vacations. If possible, to avoid the crowds, schedule your visit in the early evening (see our article on museums that go to night). And finally, think about permanent museum collections. They often attract fewer people and yet are always very interesting.

Click on the labels to see all the exhibitions

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Jean-Michel Othoniel at the Petit Palais


  • A playful and poetic universe
  • Free exhibition
  • For everyone
  • At the Petit Palais (Paris 8e)


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Salgado "Amazônia

  • A wonderful photographic and sound journey in the Amazonian forest
  • From 7/8 years old
  • At the Philharmonie (Paris 19th)


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Georgia O'Keeffe

  • A very nice retrospective on a major and yet unknown artist
  • From 7/8 years old
  • At the Pompidou Centre


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The Lalannes at Trianon

  • An outdoor exhibition in a magical place
  • For the whole family
  • At the Petit Trianon and the Queen's hamlet (78)


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The World of Banksy

  • Very strong exhibition on the universe of the mysterious street artist
  • For teens
  • At Lafayette Drouot (Paris 9ème)


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Dalí, the endless enigma

  • Immersive experience in the work of Dali
  • For all audiences, from 8 years old
  • At the Atelier des Lumières (Paris 11e)


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Jean

  • Very nice exhibition on a cult object
  • For everyone from 9 years old
  • Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Paris 19e)
  • Reservation required


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Contrasts, the exhibition for the little ones

  • the exhibition that invites children to explore the world of contrasts and opposites
  • For 2 / 7 year olds
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)


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Napoleon, the exhibition

  • Exhibition event of the new cultural year
  • For all from 8 years old
  • Great Hall of the Villette (Paris 19th)
  • Reservation required


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Dalí, the endless enigma

  • Immersive experience in the work of Dali
  • For all audiences, from 8 years old
  • At the Atelier des Lumières (Paris 11e)


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Jean-Michel Othoniel at the Petit Palais


  • A playful and poetic universe
  • Free exhibition
  • For everyone
  • At the Petit Palais (Paris 8e)


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The Lalannes at Trianon

  • An outdoor exhibition in a magical place
  • For the whole family
  • At the Petit Trianon and the Queen's hamlet (78)


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Contrasts, the exhibition for the little ones

  • the exhibition that invites children to explore the world of contrasts and opposites
  • For 2 / 7 year olds
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)


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Jean-Michel Othoniel at the Petit Palais


  • A playful and poetic universe
  • Free exhibition
  • For everyone
  • At the Petit Palais (Paris 8e)


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Salgado "Amazônia

  • A wonderful photographic and sound journey in the Amazonian forest
  • From 7/8 years old
  • At the Philharmonie (Paris 19th)


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Georgia O'Keeffe

  • A very nice retrospective on a major and yet unknown artist
  • From 7/8 years old
  • At the Pompidou Centre


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The Lalannes at Trianon

  • An outdoor exhibition in a magical place
  • For the whole family
  • At the Petit Trianon and the Queen's hamlet (78)


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The World of Banksy

  • Very strong exhibition on the universe of the mysterious street artist
  • For teens
  • At Lafayette Drouot (Paris 9ème)


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Jean

  • Very nice exhibition on a cult object
  • For everyone from 9 years old
  • Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Paris 19e)
  • Reservation required


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Dalí, the endless enigma

  • Immersive experience in the work of Dali
  • For all audiences, from 8 years old
  • At the Atelier des Lumières (Paris 11e)


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Napoleon, the exhibition

  • Exhibition event of the new cultural year
  • For all from 8 years old
  • Great Hall of the Villette (Paris 19th)
  • Reservation required


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Jean-Michel Othoniel at the Petit Palais


  • A playful and poetic universe
  • Free exhibition
  • For everyone
  • At the Petit Palais (Paris 8e)


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Salgado "Amazônia

  • A wonderful photographic and sound journey in the Amazonian forest
  • From 7/8 years old
  • At the Philharmonie (Paris 19th)


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Georgia O'Keeffe

  • A very nice retrospective on a major and yet unknown artist
  • From 7/8 years old
  • At the Pompidou Centre


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The Lalannes at Trianon

  • An outdoor exhibition in a magical place
  • For the whole family
  • At the Petit Trianon and the Queen's hamlet (78)


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The World of Banksy

  • Very strong exhibition on the universe of the mysterious street artist
  • For teens
  • At Lafayette Drouot (Paris 9ème)


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Jean

  • Very nice exhibition on a cult object
  • For everyone from 9 years old
  • Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Paris 19e)
  • Reservation required


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Dalí, the endless enigma

  • Immersive experience in the work of Dali
  • For all audiences, from 8 years old
  • At the Atelier des Lumières (Paris 11e)


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Napoleon, the exhibition

  • Exhibition event of the new cultural year
  • For all from 8 years old
  • Great Hall of the Villette (Paris 19th)
  • Reservation required


Paris is one of the cities in the world that presents the most temporary exhibitionsThis is due in part to the quality of its museums. These exhibitions are internationally renownedwhich explains the public's infatuation for them.
It is therefore strongly advised to  to reserve as soon as possible to avoid long lines with children.
The exhibitions are generally in French and Englishsometimes also in Spanish.
Very often, Around the exhibitions, workshops are offered to the young public, for children alone, family guided tours, family workshops, game booklets.
Sometimes Some exhibitions are specially designed for children. This is always the case for the Musée en Herbe. This one is specifically for children from 3 years old.  The Little Gallery of the Louvre is another place designed especially for young people. These two institutions organize two to three different exhibitions per year for young audiences.
Of course la cité des Sciences, the Natural History Museum and the Palais de la découverte always set up exhibitions for young people. Sometimes for the very young as it is the case at the Cité des Sciences with the exhibition Cabanessometimes more for teenagers (Spy exhibition for example).
As you can see, it's hard not to find a theme that interests your children!
Good visit !