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 made accessible 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 Cité des Sciences is to combine pedagogy, games and experimentation. It is always very successful! Victim of its success, it is imperative to book if you come on a weekend or during school vacations. 

The Cité des 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 Cité des Sciences includes :

E-TICKET CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE

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

It does not include:

  • access to the Cité des Enfants (activity rooms). Tickets can be purchased on site, but we strongly advise you to reserve your tickets in advance.
    • Tickets for the Children's City (2 - 7 years)
    • Tickets for the Children's City (5 - 12 years)
  • access to temporary exhibitions. For the temporary exhibitions, we advise you to go to our page of current "Science" exhibitions to know the program and reserve your tickets.

Our advice You should plan at least half a day if you want to enjoy it and not do everything in a hurry! The Parc de la Villette and the Bassin de la Villette are very nice to go for a walk, play or have a 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 quite a long time - more than a year
  • They are sometimes aimed at toddlers and sometimes at teenagers
  • They are always extremely educational and interactive
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Jean

  • Very nice exhibition on a cult object
  • For everyone from 9 years old
  • Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Paris 19e)
  • Reservation required


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Contrasts, the exhibition for the little ones

  • the exhibition that invites children to explore the world of contrasts and opposites
  • For 2 / 7 year olds
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)


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The Baby City Lab


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


La cité des Enfants : 2 spaces of discovery and manipulation according to the age of the children

FOR 2 - 7 YEARS OLD

  • From 2 years old, the Cité des enfants offers to kids 1h30 of manipulations and exciting experiments.
  • The 2 - 7 years old have their own space and their 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 OLD

  • The 5 - 12 years old explore
    • the giant anthill,
    • discover the recording studio,
    • l?factory
    • where the virtual hairdressing salon.

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

The children's city for toddlers at the Cité des Sciences

The children's city at the Cité des Sciences de la Villette

The planetarium

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

The Argonaut

  • For lovers of submarines visit of theArgonaut (in the park)
    • we discover: the aft station with the engine, the central station, the officers? room, the crew?s bunks and the tubes containing torpedoes.
    • Thanks to a touch screen, you can also listen to the sounds of the deep sea and learn to pilot a submarine on a computer!

TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE VILLETTE

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The Buttes-Chaumont


  • In the 19th district, 25 hectares in the heart of Paris
  • Free access


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Guignol in the open air


  • Outdoor puppet shows
  • Ideally from 2/3 years old
  • In the 8th, 17th and 92nd districts


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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? admission (adult and child)


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The Pailleron skating rink (19th)


  • 800 m² of ice
  • In the 19th
  • Less than 5? admission (adult and child)


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The Baby City Lab


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


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Puppet and puppet shows


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


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La Salle Mômes, a movie theater for 2 to 14 year olds


  • A colorful and fun movie theater
  • Programming for 2 - 14 year olds
  • At La Villette (Paris 19th)


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Rent an electric boat in Paris


  • Ideal with family or friends
  • On the bassin de la Villette (19th)


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The cruise on the Saint-Martin canal (duration 2h30)

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


Practical information


Timetable:
See schedule details
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm
  • Weekly closing on Mondays
  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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