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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
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+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
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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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Huge empty building

It might be biggest science building in Europe, but also smallest display of facts and activities. There is no need to visit this place if you do not have kids and you are not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Gints K
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It might be biggest science building in Europe, but also smallest display of facts and activities. There is no need to visit this place if you do not have kids and you are not going to La Cite des Enfants. Also very confusing ticketing information what is included and what is not included in ticket price. For some display there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is literally an empty shopping centre with some diagrams here and there and a helicopter hanging off the ceiling. The most interactive thing are the vending machines. Especially if you went to the science museum in London (which is free) this place is simply a robbery. Also it is advertised to close at 6, but from 5.30 people... More 

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leeds
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled all the way across Paris to visit the museum as a special treat for my two children who wanted to visit the children's museum. Upon arrival was told no more tickets were available , despite the museum not closing until 6. The only cinema showings were in French and the general musuem had also sold out too. Was advised... More 

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't much interesting things to do at all, the attractions are too simple and not technological at all. The aquarium is super small...I got so upset that the planetarium (which seemed pretty cool) was closed for maintenance and that no one told me so before I bought the tickets... I really don't recommend the visit.

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1 Thank Rodrigo F
West Flanders Province, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not visit this museum. None of the expositions expressed the vivacity and amazing feats the wonderful world of science and technology has to offer. We live in a world where cars can drive themselves; where rockets can land on barges floating in the sea; where we can print houses and so much more mind blowing human endeavors. Instead you're... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would say the only downside was it took us about 25 min on the metro to get here from central Paris, but depending on where you stay it may be a shorter commute. The museum itself was a lot of fun! There were options for English descriptions/explanations for everything which was really helpful. Lots of interactive exhibits. Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

You're in Paris and you need to stay indoors but your hotel room or apartment has nothing to offer? Go here! I went to Cite des Enfants with my three year old daughter and we had a wonderful time! We didn't know you can't just come in - you have to wait in the waiting room until everybody who came... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We were pretty disappointed. Yes, there are some pedagogical points, but placed in an atmosphere with a total lack of joy or beauty. Gare de Lyon is more cheerful, or any metro station. I'm not sure what I regret most; the waste of time or the waste of money.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Spent hours on our visit here, so many interesting exhibits on all aspects of Science. So much to do that's interactive as well. Ideal for teenagers studying Science in school but for anyone really. The astronomy section is fantastic. Lovely, well lit, airy exhibition centre, a really good day out.

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This Place is really cool! Went for a second time this November! Parts were being done up but the rest of it was great! Planetarium was another good thing!! Submarine was amazing as per normal! Overall Good but shame to see Transport section had gone!

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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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