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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
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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Science and engineering and learning and fun

Lots of things to do and learn for all the family - lots of different sections each with a general age indication. The vast majority of displays and videos are translated into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Newport, United Kingdom

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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is my second visit to this museum after 10 years, and I was pleased to find that the entire setup and exhibits are greatly improved. Besides, they now have most exhibits covered with English texts. Never too crowded. Be carefull with the choice of packages though, because ours didn't include the submarine. If the weather is good, stroll to... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a great museum loaded with not only science exhibits, but also provides a complete history of French technology, from early inventions to some of the most state-of-the-art industrial, aviation, space, household and many other different types of technology.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Lots of things to do and learn for all the family - lots of different sections each with a general age indication. The vast majority of displays and videos are translated into English and Spanish (shame we don't provide that at Techniquest or @Bristol). Most stuff is interactive which made a nice change for the kids (10 & 8) after... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Fantastic place to take the kids. We went to the over 5 - 12 age area and could of spent more than the 1.5hrs we had there. Beware as every area comes at a price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here because it was hot and needed something for our 4 and 6 year old boys. Lots of interactive exhibits, most with English and Spanish translations. It in a park with two first class playgrounds as well.

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good educational centre with good facilities - cafe and gift shop. Would have appreciated more translations as some of our young students struggled with the information.

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Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to go with kids . Especially Cite des enfants ( we did 2-7 age group) lot of fun and hands on things to do . I rated 4 , because I would enjoyed it more if all descriptions/ explaining would be in English.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited with a friend to go to the planetarium, which was outstanding. The exhibitions on genetics and bioethics were also interesting and informative, despite my background in Biomedical Sciences. I think there is something for anyone who enjoys science here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Plenty for kids but adults will also be challenged. The exhibitions on genetics, bioethics and brain function were exceptional. We slipped up by attending the planetarium's only non translated offering. Restaurant pricey. Local park had heaps for kids. We hired bikes from the local cooperative. No queues!!! Easy to get to on metro

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We went there with my wife because we have been visit similar place in Barcelona and it was outstanding.... But this one is so boring that if not the Museum Pass card I would be mad at myself because of going there..... Very poor with little interaction. Long distance to get there... Don't waste your time... And of course NO... 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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