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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 #220 of 735 attractions in Paris
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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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Caterham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We'd paid for the Paris "Museum Pass" which gives access to a huge number of Paris museums, due to good feedback from TripAdvisor, this museum was a priority to visit. Unfortunately it was a lot down. The museum pass only gets you the most basic entry, with pretty much everything else being charged extra. On top of this the museum... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It is a long metro ride to this museum, but worth it. Many wonderful things to do with kids (ours are 8 and 11). the video game area is awesome. REally great museum. the Parc Villette is not really a park, more like a bunch of weeds and undesirable people hanging out. Go for the musuem, but don't promise a... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My sister and I (both in our 20s) went here on our last day in Paris since we were over at Cité de la Musique and this is only a short walk away. We barely speak any French but still had fun at this location! It's obviously targeted at young families who are able to read and understand French but... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

After waiting two hours in the cold, in a queue we found that the only tickets to the children's area of the museum - by far the best part of the museum and the area most people with families want to visit - were for the 5pm session. There was no indication while queueing how long the wait would be... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We visted the museum with our the kids, 6 and 9 years old. Even that those were not speaking french, they loved the place. However, you need to assist them by translating the instructions. Plan a few hours for the visit, as your kids probably won't leave earlier.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well worth a visit, lots to see, very interactive- excellent for children. Definitely recommend a visit. Well presented.

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Located in Northeast of Paris, this was a great modern architecture, a building of glass and stainless steel, in a tone of blue and grey. If you entered from the main entrance at the front of the building, you won’t be able to view the beautiful parts of the building and its surroundings. Suggested to walk through the side and... More

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Boom, Belgium
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258 reviews 258 reviews
217 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The modern science museum of Paris (included in the museum pass). The art et metiers museum is the older science museum while this one is the modern version. Very cool building and interactive/hands on exhibitions regarding science and design. There are quite some school kids on a field trip - they even have some special rooms and people explaining stuff... More

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Halifax, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our day out here, we visited the main museum, and the planetarium which was excellent. Not as great as London Science museum but plenty to enjoy, helpful staff.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

From what we saw of this facility, a family who spoke fluent French and had carefully planned their visit in advance, probably buying their tickets online before arriving and carefully considering the time schedule on which they would visit various attractions, might possibly have a really great time here. We made the disastrous mistake of making an unplanned casual visit... More

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