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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a cheeky amusement park, which I do not think is fun for kids. A friend of mine wanted to see the design section, but it was very random and very very disappointing. Other than that, they had some stuff to test how much risk you can take and some sort of human brain models on display. I wish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A rather complex pricing structure makes for a confusing start to your visit, but fortunately there are plenty of multi-lingual staff around the ticket desks to help out. The museum is massive and we focussed on four areas for a 5 hour visit. We eventually stopped and left around 3 pm, not because it wasn't excellent and informative, but because... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went to this science museum with 12 and 14 y sons. Especially the older one of them is very keen on science and we hoped a lot of this museum. In Vantaa, Finland, we have excellent science museum called Heureka – we expected that this museum in Paris would be at least as good or even better. Unfortunately it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

In a recent visit to Paris we went to the museum with three adults and two children aged 7 and 15 we paid extra to see the planetarium and the submarine , overall the trip was great lots of interesting things to see and do and all hands on which the kids loved , the planetarium was fantastic the commentary... 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.