The most inefficient experiments and wacky inventions possible, for maximum pleasure!
November 30 and December 1 at the Cité des Sciences

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A positive and enjoyable festival!
Age :  for all, from 6-7 years old
Date:  30 November and 1 December (10 am - 6 pm)
Location:   City of Sciences (Paris 19th)

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie : the festival of the foirés

The first edition of Les Foirés: the festival of flops and bides

  • The City of Science and Industry present a new festival, unique in its kind, which honours flops, gutters and failures. We love the idea!
  • Because... failure is an integral part of innovation processesthe festival of screwups shows the failed experiments. An enjoyable result.
  • It is an opportunity to revive the most zany and comical inventions to show that failure is positive, constructive and necessary.
  • The objective is therefore to redefine the notion of failure and to highlight the "failures" of History without forgetting the "failures" of everyday life.
  • In the program : mini-exhibitions of uncomfortable, untraceable and faulty objects from the Museum of failure, the creation of a chain reaction machine, a show to design an absurd tea-making machine, wooden games, XXL puzzles, crazy bikes...
  • Demonstrations, workshops and animations to accomplish complex, but above all useless performances: the opportunity to perform for a "collective bide".
  • For example:
    • Tapassa ? The fans of the teleshopping will love Tapassa, the show "where there's everything"! 20-minute participatory animation (from 6 years old).
    • Creation of a chain reaction machine with Joseph Herscher (from the age of 7)
    • How does a useless box work? (from 10 years old)...


    Practical information

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    • Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

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