Palais de la découverte Member

Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement



The Palais de la découverte, part of Universcience, presents fundamental and contemporary science in a dynamic way in the form of interactive experiments explained by scientists.
Discover astronomy in the 'Planetarium', biology, chemistry, maths, physics, earth sciences, the 'Salle d'Electrostatique' (Electrostatic Room), and a room devoted to the sun and planets.
Two new permanent spaces: the 'Salle Lumière' (Light Room) where you can learn more about the chemistry, biology and physics behind this topic, and the 'Espace Hydrogène' (Hydrogen Area) which is devoted to the applications and issues with this form of energy!
The 'Salle d'Acoustique' (Acoustics Room) offers a series of experiments and demonstrations investigating the phenomenon of sound: the movement and speed of sound, the structure of simple and complex sounds (organ pipes), harmonic analysis and synthesis, interference and diffraction, the Doppler effect, beats and resonance.
Gene workshops: educational and cultural space devoted to genetics and DNA.

Architectural style

  • Monumental


  • Astronomie
  • Chimie
  • Géologie
  • Sciences

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant

Educational activities

Tel. : +33 (0) 1 56 43 20 25. For information,


Café du Palais: Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm ; Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 6pm

Coach park

Dépose avenue Franklin Roosevelt. Stationnement possible cours la reine.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Museum : €9 / €7 (concessions). Planétarium: extra €3.

Group tour

Booking required: +33 (0)1 56 43 20 25


Job seekers and those receiving French state benefits

Free for young people and children

Under 3 years

Methods of payment

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

Closing times


Exceptional closure

January 1st, May 1st, Christmas

Opening times

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 6pm and Sundays and public holiday : 10am to 7pm

Exceptional opening

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

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Palais de la découverte

Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
75008 Paris

  • Subway - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93

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

More details on accessibility

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Museum in the same district: Champs-Élysées

Museum in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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