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Palais de la Decouverte, Paris
(3.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Science museum Palais de la Decouverte in the Grand Palais, offers permanent exhibits on math, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology. You can try out interactive experiments with commentaries by lecturers or visit the Zeiss planetarium and its 15 m (49 ft) dome. The 707 digits of the number π are inscribed on the walls of the circular room "pi room." Large, wooden digits attached to the dome-like ceiling are based on an 1853 calculation by English mathematician William Shanks. (It included an error in the 528th digit, which was corrected in 1949.) Jean Baptiste Perrin, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, created this museum in 1937. Use our Paris tour planner to visit Palais de la Decouverte on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We went as a family. What a pleasure to visit this place. We will come back for a longer visit and especially to attend the presentations that appeal as much to small as to large :-)
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  • Ideal for children and big kids, several rooms or the sciences of nature, physical or human body are out, if you have the opportunity, take the time to attend small conferences.
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  • bring there your children and teenager, then let go back them alone at will, here it is the temple of science and can give vocations, less known, enter the Club of astronomy jean perrin, the top! Did you know that in the 1980s, the first computer individual arrived in france (IBM PC) to exposed here, free to use, I had stood in line 3 hours before I sit down in front of...
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  • Museum architecture is really beautiful. good place for local or tourist people. Its not far from Eiffel Tower. Must visit this place when you visit Paris.
  • Great exhibits, could have spent the whole day here. Even more if I knew French!
  • Be aware that the ticket for the Planetarium is not included and you need to buy a supplement. Its more for kids with interesting talks but it feels a bit old and needs updating. I think kids would love it actually.
  • Great for kids. Very well presented and complete science museum
  • This is great especially for children and the young at heart, Lots of buttons to press very interactive. A great deal to see, touch and do. A nice break from the art and culture, Enjoyed the rat school, the planetarium and nitrogen display, Not much English could do with audio of the talks. Perhaps some more languages on apps please.