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La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

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Address: 30 av. Corentine-Cariou | La Villette, 75019 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 05 80 00
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: This large interactive science museum has numerous exhibits dedicated to...
This large interactive science museum has numerous exhibits dedicated to making science comprehensible for non-scientists.
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a very interesting sciences museum

Too bad it is not located in the center of Paris for an easier access. It is a wonderful museum for sciences education. It is a very big museum and contains sections for age... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a gem hidden in Paris and not many come to this place for a visit. this is a science museum and there are some great options to see like Submarine, Giant mirror globe, planetarium etc. for me it was a surprise for which I skipped some of other places of paris...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful space with exhibitions and activities for children and adults alike. For children they have the ' the cite des enfants' for 2-7 or 5-12 year olds which is a space with many activities and educational, age appropriate toys and games. Try and book tickets in advance, the sessions are for 90 minutes. If you have children,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In the planetarium all labels and explanations were in French only, we did not understand anything. The section about the space and the filmshow about the universe was very interesting for our kids. We regretted to have visited this place instead of musee d'Orsay.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Le Parc de la Villette is huge so make sure to take metro line 7 or the tram 3b and get off at the Porte de la Villette station. Once you see the huge hideous building then you know you’ve arrived at the right place. It is highly recommended to go early in the day, as the afternoon is even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is quite an interesting museum where you are timed during the visit. Announcement would be made 10 mins and 5 mins prior to session end. We came here with kids aged 3.5, 6 and 8 and it was ok for them to move from one exhibit to another and be done with it within the time slot. The interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Too bad it is not located in the center of Paris for an easier access. It is a wonderful museum for sciences education. It is a very big museum and contains sections for age groups, starting she 2! It is cautious to take half a day to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There's so much to see and do here, you'll have to drag the kids out! Lots of different sections to choose from, some of every kind of technology, plus a planetarium and a cinema, a restaurant & a Burger King for snacks, and the gift shop has all sorts of gadgets and instructional kits. Didn't have an audio guide in... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I took a school trip and was disappointed with the experience. This place is around 80% traditional museum where you just look at things on display and 20% interactive. When taking a whole group of teenagers they wanted the interactive element so I found they very quickly became bored. There were lots of additional things the students would have found... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

For a family of 5 including entrance into 3 extra attractions it was going to cost 84 euros so we went for the family annual pass at 85 euros and will get a second day out of it! Far cheaper than many UK attractions of a similar calibre. As well as the main exhibition we went to the submarine Argonaut... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We took our teenage grand daughter and spent a full day exploring different areas of the site. Tickets are for the day and as with the Louvre, you can leave and return at any time. This is handy as the cafe is not the best and eating in the nearby town a much better proposition. We felt the entrance price... More 

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the center.
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