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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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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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Very Interesting and Interactive Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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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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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tehran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

La Cite des sciences is the best lacation in paris for child and teen to see the science in action Cite have best exprience and have many staf to educated people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday morning, lots of queuing before entry due to security checks but well worth it - can spend a good couple of hours here and is great for kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This park is full of funny things - the playground, the park, the sculptures... I love it and my children love it, too. And there is a building with full of attractions like children's exhibitions and animations. If we had a full day we visit it, but only the park takes for us 2 hours. This is a family attraction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is very good, and the staff seemed to be actually able to deal with children which was a refreshing change to other Parisian atttactions. Lots to see and do for a family. Our kid loved the younger section of "Children's City", it's worth the extra money. Also most of the displays are in French and English, which... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We have the yearly PASS for 4 years now. Not because it's really great, but simply because we are just in neighborhood and it’s a spacious playground for children. During these four years we come and go, what we experienced today was the worst. Ticketing: Cité des enfants 12€, Explora 12€ ..There is combination that are cheaper too. Annual pass... More 

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Cite_des_sciences, Responsable relations clients at La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie, responded to this review

To begin with, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you suffered on the day of your visit. We thank you for having drawn our attention to this problem and we have since made an enquiry on the communication problems concerning the extension of the validity of the subscriptions, in order to improve the quality of our services. We... 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.
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