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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
Phone Number: +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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Paris, France
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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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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