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La Cite des Enfants

#236 of 2,254 things to do in Paris
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Quite good but time limited

Our 10 year old daughter had a blast here, but she would have definitely wanted to spend more than... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
ZedDubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
very interesting displays

the place was a little bit crowded on a Saturday, make sure you arrive with enough time as the... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
gbadilla
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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An interactive science museum for children.
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Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie | 30 av Corentin-Cariou, 19th, Paris, France
La Villette
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We had a day in Paris at the end of a two-week family holiday and we brought our kids to the exhibition for 2 to 7-year-olds at the Cite des enfants. You have to buy a ticket for a particular session; for a family of...More

5  Thank BusinessAlwaysBusine
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Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We came here on 25 September with 3 adults and 2 kids, ages 2 and 4. We are used to COSI in Columbus, Ohio, which we absolutely love. While the play space that is designated for children aged 2-7 is fun, big, educational and well...More

4  Thank Greg T
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I was soooo dissappointed when I visited this place. Before my trip to Paris, I googled to find what to do with my two sons in Paris. This is an example of what I found: "The Cité des Science is the largest science museum in...More

Thank tgoborg
Reviewed August 26, 2018

You get access for a set 90 minute window with your ticket. They have two different experience areas that are age based where you choose which area when you buy your ticket. We chose the older one for our family with two kids ages 6...More

Thank LMExplorer
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Perfect place to take children instead of art museums which would probably bore them. Lots of interactive exhibits. reminds me of the Smithsonian in DC or The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Try to be there when the movie theater is showing films. I speak French...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Our 10 year old daughter had a blast here, but she would have definitely wanted to spend more than the time limit (1.5 hours I believe?). There's a good variety of things to do, and the activities were quite good and interactive. Some were broken,...More

Thank ZedDubai
Reviewed April 6, 2018

We were on a family vacation in France for 9 day. Most of our days were scheduled for adult stuff. I decided to take my daughter here so she has something to enjoy too, while my husband doing his own business. I loved it because...More

Thank sazzhi
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Went to the 2-5 year old section. Positives: my little one loved it, but cried being shunted out to leave after 1 hour of play. Cons: (1) 25 euros for me and my 2 year old to have just over 1 hour of play. Ridiculously...More

4  Thank pound_hound
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

I loved it, my oldest kid (3y) loved it and we would recommend it to all families with kids who are in Paris.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We had a day in Paris at the end of a two-week family holiday and we brought our kids to the exhibition for 2 to 7-year-olds at the Cite des enfants. You have to buy a ticket for a particular session; for a family of...More

5  Thank BusinessAlwaysBusine
Reviewed July 24, 2017

the place was a little bit crowded on a Saturday, make sure you arrive with enough time as the exhibits close sharp at 6 pm, there are fast food restaurants near the entrance. can be reached by the Paris Métro Line 7 at the Porte...More

1  Thank gbadilla
Reviewed July 16, 2017

it was expensive for the low quality, boring exhibits. nothing really interesting for the kids. they run around a bit, but overall, tiresome waste of time. The store is an extreme rip-off for garbage you can find half the price at any mall.

3  Thank jesterbrian
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