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La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

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Address: 30 avenue Corentin Cariou | La Villette, 75019 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 05 80 00
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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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This is a fun and educational diversion from the art and culture of a Paris vacation. The science museum is hands on and has lots of translations in English. The kids had a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit every couple of years and am never disappointed. Easy to get to via Metro line 7. You could easily spend half a day here. This trip we focused on the temporary exhibit called Urban changes. It was a fabulous multi-media discussion of what is happening to make cities more inhabitable, more secure, more tech-savvy, more environmentally friendly. I... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably a good place for big school groups but for such a large building it has little of real interest on display. Many of the exhibits require extra payment.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a fun and educational diversion from the art and culture of a Paris vacation. The science museum is hands on and has lots of translations in English. The kids had a good time. Worth mentioning, this is covered under the Paris Museum Pass, but kids are not free unlike the vast majority of museums in Paris, so you... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We come here every year to explore the mathematics section of the museum. The children love it, but I wonder if it's due a little refurbishment. While the Maths exhibits are great, nothing has really changed in the last 5 or 6 years. I'm sure more could be added to keep it fresh. As for the rest of the science... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

A great place for young children. Well kept, not busy, with interesting exhibits. I loved the math section. Not all displays have English translation, anyway my kids loved it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We booked the morning session for the 'cite des enfants' during the week in June (2 sections (2-7 years old and 5-12 years old). Our 5 and 8 years old children loved it : plenty of activities age appropriate and interactives. They spent 1h30 playing, exploring the activities in the 5 areas in display (communication, industry, water, nature, TV studio).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We were all very impressed by this place. The permanent exposition by itself is already very good (both my 9 and my 14-year old enjoyed it). You can experience many basic concepts of mathematics, physics and biology and by doing so, better understand them instead of just memorizing. A shame we arrived late and didn't have time to see more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A must you have to go if you have children .Iw is an amazing place where children and adults can pass a whole day .We love it. Easy to go , beautiful restaurants inside .Very educational .It has also a cinema and planitarium.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I had to drag my 10 year old out of here. So many wonderful things to see and experience. A few times I lost the kids because I was so engrossed by the exhibits. Some tips: the translation for the geode films does not always work. There is free wifi so use google translator to read some of the text.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My 9 year old loved this museum. Aside from the main exhibits and theaters, there are 2 separate kids areas separated by age range for very little ones and not so little ones (we visited the latter, 7-12 section). We went on a weekday so the crowds were small. Easy to get to on metro. Adds an indoor, educational outing... 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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