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:

  • access to the Cité des Enfants (activity rooms). Tickets can be taken on site, but we strongly advise you to book your tickets in advance.
    • Tickets for the Cité des Enfants (2 - 7 years old)
    • Tickets for the Cité des Enfants (5 - 12 years old)
  • access to temporary exhibitions. For temporary exhibitions, we advise you to go to our page of the "Science" exhibitions of the moment to find out about the program and book your tickets.

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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Puppet and puppet shows


  • A classic for little ones
  • From 2 to 3 years
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd
  • Low cost activity


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Outdoor Puppet shows


  • Guignol's outdoor shows
  • Ideally from 2/3 years old
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd


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


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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