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Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie

cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie Paris
Open All Year

Parc de la Villette

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Hugely popular science and technology museum located in the Parc de la Villette.

My advice would be to go early or pre-book tickets on-line in order to avoid very long lines.  Best family plan would be to go on a nice day, get there at opening time and pack a picnic lunch. Enjoy the museum for a few hours and then let the kids run around and play at the amazing Parc de la Villette.  This museum is particularly busy on wet rainy winter days.

The museum is divided into different sections:

The Explora exhibitions are the heart of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. They are meant for everyone, both those with a knowledge of science and those without.  Unfortunately all information about the exhibits is in French.

Children's Cite has two areas of special hands on experiments and activates for 2-7 year old children and the other for 5-12 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Sessions last 90 minutes and include a show.   If possible pre-book "Children Cite" otherwise be prepared to wait a few hours or even miss it altogether. 

Geod - 3D science and educational movies.  Movies are in French

Venue Information

30, avenue Corentin-Cariou - 75019 Paris

Area Porte de la Villette

Metro -  Line 7, station "Porte de la Villette"
Bus: 75, 139, 150, 152, 249, PC.
Fee-paying car park: entrance Quai de la Charente.

Ticket Price 
Link to full price sheet & ticket ordering information

Opening Times 
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Monday


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