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City of Science and Industry, Paris

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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3.2/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Explore the world of science, technology, and the future at City of Science and Industry, which draws over 7 million visitors a year. Opened in 1986 and continuously upgraded, the site includes the Louis Lumière 3-D cinema. Work out when and for how long to visit City of Science and Industry and other Paris attractions using our handy Paris vacation planner.
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  • Huge place, with many activities for adults and children. My 4 year old son loved it. Have a specific space for children, with activities of 2:00, the Science Museum and the underwater. He took too much! Everything super well signposted, well cared for and targeted to various audiences.
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  • Calamitous experience at the Science Festival. First step, a long line to enter the building because of the security measures: search hazardous bags and passage to the all metal detector. You get yelled at because you forgot a handkerchief in your pocket, while you were not even told to empty. Second stage, organizers had decided to Park most of the stalls in the corridors and had forgotten to indicate numbers of booths. A totally non-existent signage forcing people to walk in circles in the crowd. Third step: animations. Non-existent on most stands, because the Organization had not seen fit to provide the material to the facilitators who candidly asked us to fill out a form to describe what would have been our dream animation. A short animation, maybe? In short, a huge waste due to disorganization and a total lack of respect for the public, small as great. It's a shame because it's a beautiful event in the idea and mediators were probably responsible.
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  • The expos that we visited are very well done. We can easily spend the day, we are not bored a single second! On the other hand, the staff is generally friendly. What I find unfortunate in a place that welcomes all the days of the public.
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  • Excellent museum with permanent and temporary expositions. Now they have the expo Darwin L'Original: excellent summary of Darwin's ideas, theory and voyage in the Beagle. Good for adults and kids (not for the small ones however). A video explaining the master Evolution Tree original from Darwin's Origins is just the worth to visit the expo and expend 5 minutes watching the video! Then you can visit the permanent expositions: Global Warming, the Kids Area, the Geode, Space, etc, etc If you visit on Sundays, better to arrive moderately early: around 1030-1100, after 1300 it starts to be full. However is so big, that you will not see that.
  • The permanent expositions are very interesting but be aware that you need time to really do them. Start early in the morning as there are much less people and avoid the school vacations period in Paris. The geode is a nice experience but somehow overrated. The several workshops that they proposed are great but the big disadvantage is that they are always at the same time, so you'll have to choose what so you want do to.
  • Located within easy reach by metro, this was a snap decision to visit due to adverse weather.not being good at FRENCH, the staff were very helpful in giving us the options above the basic cost of €11 per adult and €7 per child, so we chose the planetarium and the explanation of where we sit in the universe and dark matter etc at on €3 extra each - it was awesome. As for the rest of attractions, well, we would have been satisfied just with these. The kids loved it as did we, and they learned a lot with the hands-on experiences. A real must if you have kids with you -ours are 8 n 10.
  • Le plein d'expos :)
  • Very interesting and quite fun to discover and learn
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