Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Type: Family Friendly, Museums, Science Museums
An interactive children's area allows youngsters the privilege of making their own discoveries about the physical world through play and experimentation. The Cité itself sits on Europe's largest... Read More
An interactive children's area allows youngsters the privilege of making their own discoveries about the physical world through play and experimentation. The Cité itself sits on Europe's largest landscaped park and is thought to be the biggest science museum in Europe. In 2012 renovations to the entrance way made it even more accessible when arriving by public transport. Occupying the site of a former slaughterhouse, this museum of science and technology acts with a more benign hand these days. Exhibits range from scientific exploration, medicine, technology, industry, space, botany and more. The site also includes the G�ode, an IMAX cinema in a metallic sphere, a submarine and the Parc de la Villette, which extends either side of a canal. Ideal for the entire family. METRO: Porte de la Villette (line 7)
- Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm
- Sun: 10am-7pm
- Explora Adult 8; Child (7-25) 6; Child (0-6) Free
Cité des Enfants Child (2-12) 6
Géode Adult 10.50; Senior (65+) 9; Child (-25) 9
- Museums: "There are two areas devoted exclusively to children, one for ages 2-7 and the other for ages 5-12. They are called the Cité des Enfants."
- Best for Museums Because: This is Europe's largest landscaped park. Just at the fringes of the city, it's expansiveness makes it well worth the trip, especially with the kids.