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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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  • The science within the reach of all, and especially of the youngest! The Palace of discovery remains an institution of the extension. A special mention for the conferences offered by passionate and exciting entertainers. Include in bulk: electrostatics, DNA, chemistry experiments, etc... A treat for kids and adults!
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  • We were able to participate in 4 presentations focused on electromagnetism, radio waves, electrostatics, and changes of State of matter... All its activities are run by people passionate and eager to help us understand these phenomena.
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  • The Palace of discovery to really aged badly... It's a shame because a lot of booth are broken, malfunctioning... It's dusty and outdated! Some of the presentations are well done but nothing more... We feel fatigue rule! Too bad!
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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.