The city where children are kings!
One of the first science museums in Europe

cité des Sciences à la Villette

ONE OF OUR FAVORITES IN PARIS WITH CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS...

When science is available to children! The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is a very large museum dedicated to the understanding of science.. The principle of the City of Science is to combine pedagogy, games and experimentation. It's always very successful! A victim of its own success, it is imperative to book if you come on a weekend or during the school holidays. 

The City of Sciences includes 4 large spaces :

  • The spaces of permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • The city of children to experiment according to his age
  • the planetarium
  • The Argonaut.

The ticket for the City of Science includes :

E-BILLET CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE

  • access to the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
  • access to the Louis-Lumière and Argonaute Cinema (subject to availability),
  • access to the Planetarium (prior reservation required)

He doesn't understand:

Our advice : plan at least half a day if you want to take advantage of it and not do everything in a hurry! The Parc de la Villette and the Bassin de la Villette are very pleasant to go for a walk, play or picnic when the weather is nice.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS AT THE MOMENT

  • Several temporary exhibitions at the same time at the Cité des Sciences
  • They often last long enough - more than a year
  • They are sometimes aimed at toddlers and sometimes to teenagers
  • They are always extremely educational and interactive
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Opposite, the toddler expo

  • A sensory and playful wandering
  • For 2 / 7 year olds
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)


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The Lab of the City of Babies


  • The new and original space for babies
  • Reserved for 0 - 2 years
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)
  • Free on reservation


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Spies

  • The immersive, stunningly realistic exhibition
  • Reservation required
  • Ideal from 12 years old
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie


The City of Children: 2 spaces of discovery and manipulation according to the age of the children

FOR 2 - 7 YEARS

  • From 2 years old, the Cité des enfants offers kids 1h30 of manipulations and exciting experiences.
  • The 27 years old have their space and its flagship activities:
    • the barrage where we "play with water"
    • the garage and his car to repair
    • the construction site with foam bricks.

FOR 5 - 12 YEARS

  • The 5 - 12 years explore
    • the giant anthill,
    • discover the recording studio,
    • thefactory
    • where the virtual hairdressing salon.

If we want to test everything, plan to return several times The experiments are so varied and interesting: listening to the noise produced by two snails eating, calculating the speed of sound from one's own voice, thwarting optical illusions, and so on. The duration of a session at the Cité des Enfants is 1h30.

La cité des enfants pour les tout-petits à la cité des Sciences

La cité des enfants à la cité des Sciences de la Villette

The planetarium

Le planétarium
  • Another pole of attraction, the planetarium and its breathtaking images, projected in 3D in a vast hemispherical room.
  • To pursue the dream, focus on Aeronautics and Space clusters.
  • The whole program is here! 

The Argonaut

  • For lovers of submarines : visit of theArgonaut (in the park)
    • we discover: the rear station with the engine, the central station, the officers' quarters, the crew berths and the tubes containing torpedoes.
    • You can also listen, through a touch screen, the sounds of the deep sea, and learn to fly a submarine on computer!

TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE VILLETTE

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From the Canal Saint-Martin to the Parc de la Villette


  • A park, water, animations, exhibitions...
  • Family (with children and teenagers)


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The pool Pailleron


  • A swimming pool classified as a historical monument
  • Fun pools and a sports pool
  • In the 19th
  • Less than 5€ per entry (adult and child)


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The rink Pailleron (19th)


  • 800 m² of ice
  • In the 19th
  • Less than 5€ per entry (adult and child)


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The Lab of the City of Babies


  • The new and original space for babies
  • Reserved for 0 - 2 years
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)
  • Free on reservation


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The Buttes-Chaumont


  • In the 19th century, 25 ha in the heart of Paris
  • Free access


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La Salle Momes, a cinema room for 2/14 year olds


  • A colourful and playful cinema
  • Programming for 2 - 14 year olds
  • A la Villette (Paris 19th)


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Electric boat rental in Paris


  • Ideal with family or friends
  • On the basin of La Villette (19th)


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Cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin (duration 2h30)

  • 2h30 cruise
  • Departure to the Musée d'Orsay or the Parc de la Villette (depending on the route).
  • Free for children under 4


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Outdoor cinema at the Villette


  • The unmissable event of the summer
  • For all according to the film of the evening
  • At the Parc de la Villette (Paris 19th)
  • Free for all - On reservation


Practical information


Timetable:
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  • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 18h and Sunday from 10h to 19h
  • Weekly closing on Mondays
  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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