Palais de la Decouverte
Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, City, Classes or Instruction, Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, Museums, Science Museums
Located next to the Grand Palais, this science and technology museum (museum of discovery is the literal translation) is smaller and older than the Cite; des Sciences, and it has a charm all its own.... Read More
Located next to the Grand Palais, this science and technology museum (museum of discovery is the literal translation) is smaller and older than the Cite; des Sciences, and it has a charm all its own. Created in 1937 to help people understand scientific methods, the museum brings in excellent temporary exhibits to augment its permanent displays on physics, biology, electricity and astronomy. 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)
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Museum Adult 9; Senior 7; Student 7; Child (5-17) 4.50; Child (0-6) Free
- Romantic Things to Do, Museums: "This museum is even better when you, or someone in your party, speak a bit of French. However, there are designated multilingual "scientific mediators" whose passion for science helps transmit the understanding of some of the basic scientific principles, like electricity.If yçu've ever visited the Exploratorium in San Francisco, you can easily draw comparisons to this immersive museum. Recent temporary exhibits include 'De l'Amour,' an exhibit dedicated to the physiological science behind love."