Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Science Museum)

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Paris is home to the biggest science museum in Europe – Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. Located in Parc de la Villette in Paris, this museum is definitely a tourist and local hotspot (five million visitors a year), focusing on promoting science and culture. The building was constructed in 1986, and features areas for all ages, and designated areas just for kids.

Area’s of the museum include:

  • The library of science and industyr
  • City of Children
  • Explora
  • Auditorium
  • Planetarium
  • City of careers
  • City of health
  • Aquarium
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurants
  • and more!

Expanding on the City of Children (Cité des Enfants), this is an area with hands on demonstrations of science principles. This section is divided into two age specialties:  2 to 7 year olds, and 5 to 12 year olds. Children can experiment with water conduct, buildings, a maze, robots, news broadcasting, and much more.

The Explora levels are the basis exhibits for the museum. Here you can explore space, automobile technology, sound, genetics, and much more. The aquarium and planetarium are also well worth a visit, but they may cost a bit extra to enter.

To learn more, or make reservations to visit, you can visit or call  08 92 69 70 72. Admission is 12 Euros.