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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 museum that is fun for everyone

We first visited this museum several years ago when we had primary school aged children and they loved it -so did we. We visited again recently, just two adults, and enjoyed it as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We didn't stay here long as it was really aimed at educating children. The section of innovations was interesting though.

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Kuopio, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A day is simply not enough for this place. The planetarium and the D-Day movien in the Géode were awesome but took a big slice off our day. And we got stuck in a lift, so time was quite limited. Not overpriced and you get to see a lot for your money. All the signs and exhibitions are in French,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We took our 7 and 10 year old boys for the day. We started in the Cite des Enfants...the kids area. The exhibits were really good but our fairly well mannered kids kept being pushed off activities by the ruder french children on school trips until we started chaperoning them. Our children got far more from other areas in the... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I visited with two children aged 13 and 12, and they enjoyed it.... that says a lot I think. We had deliberated a lot as we didn't have much time and it is away from the main tourist attractions. But well worth it. There is a direct metro line from Louvre museum - takes about 20 minutes to get there.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We first visited this museum several years ago when we had primary school aged children and they loved it -so did we. We visited again recently, just two adults, and enjoyed it as much. Most of the exhibits are interactive and several have instructions/information in English French and Spanish. This time we particularly enjoyed an exhibition on risk with lots... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were a visiting with 3 kids (6 and 2*12), all of which had a great time at the museum. The best part of the museum were definitely the 'hands on' ones ( Cité des enfants) which the kids LOVED. Most of the exhibits are in French, but with a bit of effort (and google translate) it is possible to... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

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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Address: Address: 30 av. Corentine-Cariou | La Villette, 75019 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 05 80 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > La Villette
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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