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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 #249 of 765 Attractions in Paris
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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Navi Mumbai, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's a great place if you are visiting with kids. Lot's of attractions for kids and teens. Adults can skip this place if short of time.

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Dresden, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Its a huge building with space for giant structures of science in motion but what they have is a lot of computer screens and recorded stuff. It is by no means less enriching but in the world of YouTube I wouldn't pay 10 euros to watch some educational videos of 90s. There are some cool interactive items too but not... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I enjoyed really my visit to the science city , it was an amazing experience , I have gained a lot of knowledge and I enjoyed the submarine , as well as the planetarium which is really interesting , The part i like the most is the spaceship simulator , and the test of the gravity it needs alot of... More

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Central Coast California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Put this toward the top of your list if you're interested in science at all. Although a lot of the exhibits are in French, it's still very easy to understand what they're about. Go early and plan to spend the entire day. Tour the submarine first, before crowds arrive. There's also a geodesic dome where movies are shown all day.... More

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Sofia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the so called Cite des enfants (5-12 years old) with my kids (2 and 6 y.o.) following a recommendation by a French friend of ours. Both children liked it so much and had great fun! It was amusing for us (as adults) too. The tour takes 1,5 hours (booked in advance) and time flew so fast. There are... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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119 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My 8 year old and I spent our last day in Pars it this museum which was great, we didn't have enough time to see it all but the planetarium was excellent, she also really enjoyed the city for children, my only complaint was the very complex ticketing system, where each section of the museum required a supplementary ticket. It... More

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there with my 16 and 21 year old sons. I speak fluent french and my sons not so much. Very large but very empty with substance. If my boys were much younger like 5 and 10 then it could be fun. All 3 of us fell asleep during the planetarium movie. There is nothing in the whole museum that... More

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Slovakia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After visiting a lot of similar institutes (Budapest, Glasgow, Vienna, London, Edinburgh) I see some Incompleteness i Paris. We have seen the Explora part of the exhibition. The building is very spacious and insinuating, the surroundings are also very pleasant. The first unpleasant surprise was the 50 minutes waiting time. The information materials were colorful an with a nice print... More

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Hobart, Tasmania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

An easy trip on the metro to La Villette and a short walk takes you to the Cite. It isn't an easy museum to visit....I speak french well but still struggled a little. My son (9yrs) enjoyed himself, especially in the hands-on sections to do with sound, light etc. The temp video games through the ages section was pretty ordinary,... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This museum has forgotten that (a) execution is all and that (b) de haut en bas simply doesn't work in today's youth culture. An interactive science museum is a good idea but don't expect it to be easy. First, if you advertise that the exhibits are explained in English and other languages as well as French, they must be. Second,... More

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