Temporary installation at the Palais de la découverte
Parc André Citroën (15th district)

The historic Palais de la découverte continues its off-site activities in a stunning, eco-responsible ephemeral structure in the heart of Paris: the Etincelles du Palais de la découverte!

  • WE love the fun approach to science that gets kids excited
  • Or : Les Étincelles du Palais de la découverte (Paris 15th)
  • Age : from 6 years
  • Single rate : 4,50€
  • Opening during the school year :
    • Wednesday and Friday, 12.45pm to 6pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Summer and school vacation opening times Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Closing December 25, December 1st and January 1st may
  • To know more :
    • online booking is mandatory
    • Children aged between 6 and 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket.

For fans of science of all kinds, other places in Paris:

Les Étincelles at the Palais de la découverte éphémère

"Les Étincelles is an ephemeral structure from 800m2 installed in the André-Citroën Park (Paris 15e), time to renovate the palais de la découverte.

These totally eco-responsible temporary buildings feature festive, playful and colorful shapesworthy of the spirit of the Palais de la découverte

After all, we're talking about Palais programming a simple, humorous and spectacular approach to science!

Chemistry, geosciences, physics, maths, computing and arts are the themes offered to young audiences with workshops, lectures, conferences and special evenings

And let's not forget the best thing to do with children: a trip to the planetarium ! 49 seats with a digital projector for immersive celestial strolls and other spectacular journeys through the solar system!

Ideal for children between 7 and 12 years and teens and continue the visit with the discovery of a of the capital's finest views on thehe Ballon de Paris Générali parked in the Parc André-Citroën.

Les Etincelles, an overview of the program

The program changes daily! We recommend that you consult our website to prepare your visit.

The Planetarium (duration 50min )

Each session features live commentary by a mediator from the Palais astronomy unit.

  • Odyssey to other worlds
  • Journey through the Solar System
  • From stars to galaxies
  • Celestial stroll
  • Mars, the new frontier

Presentations (approx. 1 hour)

More than 50 workshops or presentations in 6 scientific disciplines for a mediation-based scientific stroll

  • Life sciences :
    • Discover DNA, sleep and ... illusions. As for animal biology, we'll be observing live animals, of course.
  • Geosciences :
    • Journey back in time and into the bowels of the Earth...but also a little trip to Mars for a geological stroll.
  • Mathematics :
    • Discover the extraordinary richness of mathematics during a talk, or become a budding mathematician by exploring a problem in a workshop...
  • Physics :
    • Magnetism, superconduction, experiments at -196°C ... and of course the inevitable "electrostatics" and sparks!
  • Chemistry :
    • From the phenomena of everyday life to the activities of research laboratories, chemistry is astonishing and spectacular!
  • Computer and digital sciences :
    • Those 0's and 1's, those algorithms, those billions of transistors in your smarphones, tablets, robots... You think you don't understand them, we'll show you the opposite...
  • 1 researcher, 1 manipulator
    • A little piece of the laboratory, a place where you can meet "science in the making"...
Sparks from the Palais de la découverte


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