Three days in Paris with the family - Day 2

Spend a day with the family in Paris’ east side, with a wealth of places – and animals – to discover!

For the second day of your trip, head to the east side of the capital to find the places kids love! From the Parc de la Villette and its Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie to the Parc Zoologique de Paris, the Aquarium de Paris and the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, head out on an all-day adventure full of scientific and zoological discoveries!

Make scientific discoveries at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris - Vue sur la Géode © V.Bouvier

Curious kids can discover the sciences in this museum’s exhibitions! The Cité des Enfants always has 2 exhibitions running for kids aged 2-7 and 5-12 to let them learn in a fun and immersive way: building, rebuilding, exploring, running around and more. This amazing place promises fun for all ages by exploring all the different disciplines in the world of science and technology, making it a must-see for families! And why not stop for a picnic in the surrounding Parc de la Villette, the largest urban cultural park in Paris?

See the evolution of animals up close

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris © OTCP - F.Dumur

Visitors of all ages will take away amazing memories from the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution. From the 7,000 specimens presented in the museum, some will certainly catch the eye of both children and adults. Wheke, a giant squid, and the enormous southern right whale are the stars of the ground floor of the museum. Land-based specimens can be viewed upstairs. An elephant is closely followed by animals from the African savannah: giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, and hippopotamuses with enormous open mouths. 

Enjoy an unmissable day at the Zoo

Des enfants au Parc Zoologique de Paris © OTCP - Daniel Thierry

A visit to the zoo is always safe bet for a family outing. Adults, head to the Parc Zoologique de Paris with your kids! Follow the the zoo’s paths and encounter thousands of animals. Transformed after several years of renovation work, you can now walk through an aviary – home to greater flamingos – or enter a brand new tropical greenhouse, in which the inhabitants move around in total freedom. The best is yet to come … Giraffes, African big cats, zebras, and rhinoceroses.

Take the plunge into tropical waters at the Aquarium Tropical

Aquarium Sea Life - Kids 3 | 630x405 | © OTCP

For a magical experience, head to the Aquarium Tropical de Paris, whose tanks are home to over 300 different species from the waters of Asia, Africa and South America! Kids and grownups alike will be captivated by this aquatic spectacle complete with a crocodile enclosure, a school of 2,500 jellyfish and tanks of sharks and even piranhas!

Find these activities and many more in the Paris Passlib’

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Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris, 75019

At the heart of the largest landscaped park in Paris, there is an original and spectacular place. You just have to step foot......

Parc de La Villette - Plein Air

Exhibition and Trade Show venue
211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, 75019

Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban......

Aquarium tropical

Zoo & aquarium
Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris, 75012

The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an incredible Art Deco building, classed as a historic monument. Situated on the outskirts of the......