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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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Great for hot day with kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

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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