Palais de la Decouverte
Type: Museums, Science Museums
Located behind the Grand Palais, this science and technology museum (museum of discovery is the literal translation) is smaller and older than the Cit� des Sciences, but it has a charm all its... Read More
Located behind the Grand Palais, this science and technology museum (museum of discovery is the literal translation) is smaller and older than the Cit� des Sciences, but it has a charm all its own. Created in 1937 to help people understand the scientific method, the museum brings in excellent temporary exhibits to augment its permanent displays on physics, biology, electricity, astronomy and the like. The real philosophy behind this museum is that most of us learn and comprehend scientific theory better when we have a chance to experience it. So many of the temporary and permanent exhibits here are hands-on. That's a feature that is sure to make the kids, big and small, crack a smile. It also has a wonderful collection of original Da Vinci designs. Note: explanations are often in French only. METRO: Champs Elys�es-Clemenceau (line 1 or 3)
- Tue-Sat: 9am-6pm
- Sun: 10am-7pm
- Museum Adult 7; Senior 4.50; Student 4.50; Child (5-17) 4.50; Child (0-4) Free
- Museums: "This museum is even better when you or someone in your party speaks a bit of French since there are designated "scientific mediators" whose passion for science helps transmit the understanding of some of the basic scientific principles, like electricity."
- Best for Museums Because: An interactive, fascinating museum for young and old that happens to be just steps from the Champs-Elysées.