The city where children are kings!

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cité des Sciences à la Villette

The City of Science is a vast museum dedicated to understanding science. The principle of the city of sciences isto combine pedagogy, games and experimentation. It's always very successful. Victim of his own success, it is imperative to book if you come on a weekend or during the school holidays. The City of Sciences includes 5 large spaces :
  • Explora for the temporary exhibitions
  • The city of children to experiment according to his age
  • the planetarium
  • The Argonaut.
  • the Geode instead of 180 ° projection on a hemispherical screen to get a full view. 

EXPLORA, for temporary exhibitions

  • 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
  • The exhibitions of the moment:
    • Cabanes (for 2-10 years, until January 5, 2020)
    • Body and Sports  (from 7 years old, until January 5th, 2020)
    • microbiota (from 11 years old, until August 4, 2019)
La cité des enfants pour les tout-petits à la cité des Sciences

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.
    • Upstairs, permanent exhibition on light, images, sound, volcanoes, mathematics /

If we want to test everything, plan to spend several hours the experiments are varied and interesting: listening to the noise produced by two eating snails, calculating the speed of sound from one's own voice, thwarting optical illusions, and so on.

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:
    • Imposing Mirage IV, flight simulators (from 12 years old)
    • Introduction to flying at altitude in a real airplane cockpit
    • Evocation of an orbital station: enough to cause many vocations.
    • Salle Louis-Lumière, view with glasses polarizing filter, a mini-film in relief

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!

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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