Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

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Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 0-3
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is located within the park of La Villette.

Worth seeing is even the very building that was once a slaughterhouse, and today is a place where science, and new technologies are kings. Architecturally a very interesting object. On one hand it resembles a fortress, on the other hand lightness is given to it by water, adequate lighting and vegetation.

The department for children called Le Cite des Enfants is divided into two parts:

  • for the youngest (from 2 to 7 years)
  • for slightly older (5 to 12 years).

Both parts can be entered by adults, but only if accompanied by children. Each session lasts 90 minutes.

In part from kids from 2 to 7 years, departments of meaningful names are located: Discovering Yourself (Je me découvre) in which they learn how the human body and various senses work, I know how (Je sais faire), where they learn the principles of operation of various devices, I find myself (Je me repère) with a nice mini-maze, All Together (Tous ensemble) - where the kids discover that through teamwork they can achieve a lot (for example, to construct a super-structure). However, in the part called  I can experiment (J'expérimente) they can splash with water at will.

In the section for older children (5 to 12 years) there are 6 different thematic sections: Body (Le Corps), where you can measure your time on the run for several yards and play with enchanted mirrors; Communication (Communiquer), through which children learn how sound waves propagate, TV studio (Le Studio TV), in which everyone can be a cameraman, a weather moderator, a rock star or TV presenter. There are also Water Fun (Les Jeux d'Eau), Garden (Le Jardin), full of plants, butterflies and other critters that you can try to pick up, and in Factory section (L'Usine) you can produce electrical energy required for example for a TV to be powered on.

Free entrance to the building and the movie theaters, cafes, media library or the aquarium.

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

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Cité des Sciences et de l´Industrie‎, 30 Avenue Corentin, Cariou 75019 Pari,s France

Opening days and hours:

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00. Sundays: 10:00 to 19:00. Closed on Mondays and public holidays: 1 January, 01 May and 25 December. Individual attractions have their own opening hours, so it is necessary to check the current openingours!

Tickets adults:
Available in different combinations such as: Planetarium tickets + Explora exhibition - 11 €; GEODE + Explora - 17,5 €
Tickets children:
Different combinations of tickets available, for example: Planetarium + Exhibition Explora - 9 €; GEODE + Explora - 14 €



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Updated on

Thursday, 21 January 2016

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