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Palais de la Decouverte, Paris

(3.6/5 based on 460 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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  • One of the best memories of Paris for children. I had been there 25 years ago what changes! We were fortunate to have been able to attend several activities: School of the rat, the earthquakes, the Faraday cage... Animators are really interesting and get to the level of their audience. We learned a lot of things in a way very playful in the different rooms that make up this great Museum. We had the pleasant surprise to our sandwich inside the Museum on the many benches present. In short a very good experience at the Palace of science!
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  • A great experience on a cold and rainy morning. We walked in with the intention to spend only limited time, but ended up in enjoying the experiments for more than a couple of hours. It's fun and reall...  more »
  • Museum dedicated to the popularization of science. I'm not at all disappointed by this institution. Holders are fun and qualities. The staff is friendly. There are many 'conferences' on various scientific topics. They are, in general, for a period of 1 hour. Stakeholders are qualities and very pedagogues, they realize many "very visual" scientist. Museum adapted to children, but below 6, 7 years it's maybe just a little.
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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.