Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

30 avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement

Ticket valid the day of your choice before 08/25/2023



At the heart of the largest landscaped park in Paris, there is an original and spectacular place. You just have to step foot inside to explore the countless secrets of science, to multiply unusual experiences, to dive into the infinite possibilities of image...
At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, curiosity brings children and adults to thousands of joys of discovery. The Cité des Enfants offers two exhibitions (2-7yrs and 5-12yrs) to learn whilst playing: you can build a house, play with water fountains and much more in the recently renovated Cité. Even parents will find it hard to leave!


Parc de la Villette, La Villette River Basin

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


  • Appareils

Epoque des collections

  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)


Parc de la Villette

Paris Je t'aime | Official Partner
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Loan of pram
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • braille

Visitor tools

Only for the Planétarium and the Argonaute + free audioguides on your mobile phone (visiting exhibitions, themed routes)

Combined tickets

The Cité des Sciences is included in the 'Paris visite' SNCF/RATP coupon.


Fast food: Burger King (Level -2) Cafe, fast food: Atmosphère (Level 0) Fast food: Biosphère (Level 1) Restaurant (11.30am-3pm), tearoom (3pm-5pm): Le Rest’ô (Level -2)

Coach park

61 Boulevard MacDonald (36 spaces)

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Entrance ticket (permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and Planetarium): full price €12, reduced price €9
Cité des Enfants ticket (2 to 7 year-olds space or 5 to 12 year-olds space): single price €9

Group tour

Group rates starting from 10 people with written proof of corporate name. Tel: +33 (0)1 40 05 12 12 Bookings:


Jobseekers and those receiving French welfare benefits (with up-to-date documentation); people with disabilities and the person accompanying them

Free for young people and children

Under 2s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Exceptional closure

The Geode is currently closed. Inaugurated in 1985 and located next to the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, it closed its doors on Friday November 30, 2018 for renovations. See you soon, to discover a new and spectacular new experience.

Opening times

Cité des Sciences: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30am-6pm; Sunday: 9.30am-7pm.
Cité des Enfants: reservation required.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris

  • Subway - Porte de la Villette
  • RER - Pantin
  • Tram - Porte de la Villette - Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
  • Bus - 139, 150, 152

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- 32 disabled spaces in the carpark (maximum car height 1.8 m)
- All event spaces are adapted (exhibition and conference spaces, cinemas, restaurants & toilets)
- Exhibitions have easy access (ramps, lifts, escalators, ergonomic exhibition elements) except the submarine Argonaute and certain presentations
- Cinemas, show halls and resource rooms are wheelchair accessible
Reserved spaces for wheelchair users:
- Auditorium: 9
- Cinema Louis Lumière: 3
- Planetarium: 7
- Visit tools: maps indicating vertical traffic
- From the Porte de la Villette tram and bus stops, the Cité can be accessed directly via an access ramp with a gradient of under 4%

Visual impairment:
- Guide strips on the ground outside the parvis and inside
- Tactile and sound model
- Audiodescription and audioguide for navigation
- Exhibitions have diagrams in relief
- Tactile images
- Texts in braille
- Models
- Audio content
- Internship in relief drawing and graphic communication, discovering the NVDA screen-reading tool, IT and Internet training, etc.
- Individual accompaniment offered (contact on Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays or on Fridays & Saturdays, or call +33 (0)6 09 51 34 30)

Hearing impairment:
- Exhibitions with films in French Sign Language and films subtitled in French (sometimes in English or Spanish)
- French/International Sign Language interpreters, as well as tactile sign language (for deaf-blind people)
- Exhibitions present many clear and explicit visual elements, audiovisual elements with subtitles and French Sign Language interpreting and films in French Sign Language
- A videoguide in French Sign Language is available for visiting the submarine Argonaute
- The tills, certain information points and the show and conference rooms are equipped with magnetic induction loops
- Audioguides with adjustable volume for the Planetarium and certain temporary exhibitions
- Toilets and other isolated location equipped with visual alarms
- Museum staff speak French Sign Language

Mental disability:
- In exhibitions, the variety and complementary nature of tools and aids (touch models, decoration, films, interactive elements) and information channels (touch, image, sound) helps visitors to understand the content
- Exhibitions have an emphasis on hands-on interaction: easy experiences, models, objects, etc.
- Visitors with mental disabilities can be accompanied without prior booking; adapted visits for groups or individuals can also be booked
Tools for visits can be downloaded:
¤ maps of permanent exhibitions with commentary in French:
¤ films in French showing the accessible elements of the ‘Sounds’ exhibition:
- During quality improvement works, standardized signage is displayed to help navigation

Contact for visitors with disabilities:
- Physical disability: +33 (0)1 40 05 70 86 /
- Visual impairment: +33 (0)1 40 05 79 54 or+ 33 (0)1 40 05 75 35 /
- Hearing impairment: +33 (0)9 70 26 05 15 or +33 (0)9 70 26 05 55 /
- Mental disability: +33 (0)1 40 05 70 86 /

More details on accessibility

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability
  • For physical disability For physical disability
  • For visual disability For visual disability

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Museum in the same district: La Villette

Museum in the same arrondissement: 19th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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