Address: 30, Ave Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19
Metro: Porte de la Villette
Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Fees: Adult from 12 € – Kids under 6 from 3 € depending on which part of the museum you want to explore.
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 05 80 00
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, or Paris Science and Technology, the largest science museum in Europe, is a must see specially for kids. Created by the suggestion of French President Giscard d’Estaing, the goal of the museum was to promote science to the public and particularly to the young.
Cité des Enfants (City of Children) of Paris Science and Technology museum is meant to engage kids in hands-on activities. The Cité des Enfants is divided into 2 sections: one for 2 – 5 year olds and one for 5 – 12 year old kids.
Cité des Enfants for 5-12 year olds engages them into about 100 activities divided into 6 themes of the body, communcation, TV studio, water games, factory and garden.
Each floor of the ultra modern building of Paris Science World is divided into different science and technology departments.
Some programs worth mentioning are as follows:
Planetarium – devoted to the planets and particularly the Sun and its effect on the whole universe. Enjoy a thrilling journey to outer space and travel from one planet to another at the Paris Planetarium.
La Géode – Your Omni max / 3d theatre makes everyone in the theatre feel that they are at the centre of the images. Because of the special effects, children under the age of 3 and pregnant women in their third trimester are not allowed to enter the cinema.
Cité de la Santé – Your Health Centre, satisfying everyone’s curiosity about our health and the body. (Has different opening hours.)
Note: Parts of the museum are not included in the Museum Pass.