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Palais de la Decouverte, Paris

Categories: Observatories, Science Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Always a pleasure to attend the conferences between flights: a level high enough to understand phenomena complex but clear enough for the general public
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  • Excellent exhibits and fun presentations of experiences. Didactic panels allow to understand the basics
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  • This was our 1st visit and we ran out of time. Several activities are offered at the same time we must quickly choose and get to the right place, unfortunately the closing time came and we did that the planetarium and electrostatics. Visit to several hours or several times.
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  • Outdated. But fun for kids.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic children's museum, lots of interactive exhibits. Most displays are in French so beware of taking children who don't speak it. Planetarium was a bit too basic. Like all museums in Paris, the lines can be long, so reserve and buy tickets online prior to coming, especially for the planetarium.
  • 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.
  • 20years ago, this museum dedicated on sciences was very exciting. Today I feel it is a bit outdated though
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