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Are your kids fascinated by science and discoveries in the fields of astronomy, chemistry and biology? In order to provide answers to those endless questions on such vast subjects, why not take them along for a fun trip to the Palais de la Découverte?...
In Paris’s 8th arrondissement in the west wing of the Grand Palais, this establishment is both a scientific centre and a museum, aimed at all those - children and grown-ups alike – who are interested in science and its applications. Six themes are presented in an entertaining and educational way: astronomy/astrophysics, chemistry, geosciences, physics, mathematics and earth sciences. You will find permanent and visiting exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and conferences with on-the-spot experiments and where you can ask questions of the scientists. Don’t miss the many interactive activities: the new Zeiss Planetarium and its dome 15 metres in diameter, the electrostatics presentation and the 3D film “Journey inside a cell”. Plenty to quench your progeny’s thirst for knowledge!
Public establishment - Ministère de l'Education Nationale
The home of "universcience" the Palais de la Découverte presents fundamental and contemporary science in a dynamic and interactive way through a range of exhibitions.
Astronomy with the new planetarium, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and earth sciences. Electrostatics room, Sun and Planets room.
New permanent spaces: The Light room go into this subject in more depth through chemistry, biology and physics, and the Hydrogen space dedicated to the use and risks of this energy!
The Acoustics room: offers a series of experiments and demonstrations through which you can investigate the phenomenon of sound: the making and speed of sound, structure of simple and complex sounds (organ pipes), harmonic analysis and synthesis, interference and diffraction, Doppler effect, beats, resonance ...
The Génome workshops: dedicated to thefor education and culture devoted to genetics and ADN.
Architecturals styles :
List of collections :
Sciences, Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry
Collections period :
Opening days and times
From Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 6pm. Sunday and some public holidays: 10am-7pm.
Sunday and certain public holidays: 10am - 7pm.
Cash desk closes at :
30 mins before closing
Days of week :
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Open on those public holidays :
8 May | Ascension Day | 1 November | 11 November
Independant tour :
Full price: €7
Reduced price: €4.50: -25s, Over 60s, students, large families, national education card holders, adult groups of 10+, on presentation of supporting document
For planetarium: €3.50 extra
Journalists, teachers as part of preparation for a school visit with a booking or by appointment, "Amis" of the Palais de la Découverte, children under 6 yrs, disabled visitors with accompanying guest (1 accompanying guest per visitor) IUFM groups, adults accompanying a school visit (1 for 5 children under 5 yrs, 1 for 12 paying elementary and preschool guests, 1 for 15 paying secondary guests), jobseekers and those benefitting from RSA on presentation of supporting documentation, officials from CNAM, CSI, the museum, the Quai Branly museum, ICOM, culture and VIP card holders.
Free for children :
Under 6 yrs.
Group tour :
Booking necessary : 01 56 43 20 25
Educational activities :
Register directly at www.palais-decouverte.fr
Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 5pm / Sunday and public holidays 10am - 6pm
Gifts shop :
Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 6pm / Sunday and public holidays 10am - 7pm
Room hire :
Bettina Fradcourt 01 40 74 86 52 / Didier Laval 01 40 74 81 09
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