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La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

30 av. Corentine-Cariou | La Villette, 75019 Paris, France (Buttes Chaumont / La Villette)
33 1 40 05 80 00
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Ranked #259 of 772 Attractions in Paris
Type: Science Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This large interactive science museum has numerous exhibits dedicated to making science comprehensible for non-scientists.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

IMHO, even you know French, it is very boring and disordered place. You can meet the closed door instead of working place, without any information at time when you have bought the tickets. A lot of stends are broken or do not work. I believe you can find something else instead of visit THIS place. Please, try to find opinions... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We came here on 25 September with 3 adults and 2 kids, ages 2 and 4. We are used to COSI in Columbus, Ohio, which we absolutely love. While the play space that is designated for children aged 2-7 is fun, big, educational and well maintained, it simply was confusing to get tickets and was far too expensive. We originally... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited cite des sciences sep 2014. We had previously been to the Deutche museum in Munich. The Paris versions displays were boring and not interactive. It had a political agenda on many displays.The planetarium was quite good though

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's a great place if you are visiting with kids. Lot's of attractions for kids and teens. Adults can skip this place if short of time.

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Dresden, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Its a huge building with space for giant structures of science in motion but what they have is a lot of computer screens and recorded stuff. It is by no means less enriching but in the world of YouTube I wouldn't pay 10 euros to watch some educational videos of 90s. There are some cool interactive items too but not... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I enjoyed really my visit to the science city , it was an amazing experience , I have gained a lot of knowledge and I enjoyed the submarine , as well as the planetarium which is really interesting , The part i like the most is the spaceship simulator , and the test of the gravity it needs alot of... More

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Central Coast California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Put this toward the top of your list if you're interested in science at all. Although a lot of the exhibits are in French, it's still very easy to understand what they're about. Go early and plan to spend the entire day. Tour the submarine first, before crowds arrive. There's also a geodesic dome where movies are shown all day.... More

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the so called Cite des enfants (5-12 years old) with my kids (2 and 6 y.o.) following a recommendation by a French friend of ours. Both children liked it so much and had great fun! It was amusing for us (as adults) too. The tour takes 1,5 hours (booked in advance) and time flew so fast. There are... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My 8 year old and I spent our last day in Pars it this museum which was great, we didn't have enough time to see it all but the planetarium was excellent, she also really enjoyed the city for children, my only complaint was the very complex ticketing system, where each section of the museum required a supplementary ticket. It... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there with my 16 and 21 year old sons. I speak fluent french and my sons not so much. Very large but very empty with substance. If my boys were much younger like 5 and 10 then it could be fun. All 3 of us fell asleep during the planetarium movie. There is nothing in the whole museum that... More

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