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La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

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La Villette
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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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absolute no go

This is a cheeky amusement park, which I do not think is fun for kids. A friend of mine wanted to see the design section, but it was very random and very very disappointing... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a cheeky amusement park, which I do not think is fun for kids. A friend of mine wanted to see the design section, but it was very random and very very disappointing. Other than that, they had some stuff to test how much risk you can take and some sort of human brain models on display. I wish... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A rather complex pricing structure makes for a confusing start to your visit, but fortunately there are plenty of multi-lingual staff around the ticket desks to help out. The museum is massive and we focussed on four areas for a 5 hour visit. We eventually stopped and left around 3 pm, not because it wasn't excellent and informative, but because... More 

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Turku, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went to this science museum with 12 and 14 y sons. Especially the older one of them is very keen on science and we hoped a lot of this museum. In Vantaa, Finland, we have excellent science museum called Heureka – we expected that this museum in Paris would be at least as good or even better. Unfortunately it was... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

In a recent visit to Paris we went to the museum with three adults and two children aged 7 and 15 we paid extra to see the planetarium and the submarine , overall the trip was great lots of interesting things to see and do and all hands on which the kids loved , the planetarium was fantastic the commentary... More 

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I liked everything...the flying kids like birds in a big bird-airplane like, they really fly inside the museum, but only if you weigh 70 Kg or less...also the fly kids in a Helios globe. There are live chemical lab demonstrations, and mathematical, as well. I didnt like the short time I had to see everything. i think you need 4... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

An interesting enough place! Driving Simulator is great and the Submarine is superb! Would go back!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place for kids, with interactive avtivities that help them understand a lot about science and maths. You definetely need a lot of hours to see most of it. I wish we could visit it again!

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Richland, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What a cool place to visit! Very good demonstrations and exhibitions with a practical layout that allows you to move through without getting too bogged down. We will bring friends back the next time we're in Paris. The 9 Euro charge was definitely one of the best values for touring in Paris.

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went there with my 7y.o.son who's into planes, technique, etc. Sat. and Sunday, two entire days. No Louvre, no similar hype targets. We still talk about it, 2 years from visit. So many activities, so many excellent things never seen anywhere. I bought the tickets well ahead. If I ever return to Paris - it'll be for cite de sciences... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Our kids (10, 8 and 4) had a most enjoyable time at this museum. Whilst the standing exhibits were of limited (albeit it some) interest to them, it was the interactive children's area that they loved - there are 2, one for 2-5 years and a separate one for 5-12 years and we only tried the latter. You have to... 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.