From the end of 2020 (until 2024), the Palais de la Découverte closes its doors. The program will be offered (from spring 2021) in an ephemeral structure "Les Étincelles" signed by the architectural studio Construire and installed in the Parc André Citroën (15th arrondissement).
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.
Epoque des collections
- Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
- Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
- Réalisme (XIXe)
- Impressionnisme (XIXe)
- Symbolisme (XIXe)
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Member of the Paris Museum Pass
- Coach park
Educational activitiesTel. : +33 (0) 1 56 43 20 25. For information, www.palais-decouverte.fr/enseignants
RestaurantCafé du Palais: Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm ; Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 6pm
Coach parkDrop off point at Avenue Franklin Roosevelt. Parking available at Cours la Reine.
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
Group tourBooking required: +33 (0)1 56 43 20 25
Free for young people and childrenUnder 3 years
Methods of payment
- Chèque Vacances
- Ascension Day
- 8 May
- 14 July
- 15 August
- 1 November
- 11 November
Voir la carte
Palais de la découverte
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
Subway - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
RER - Invalides
Bus - 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 93
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Loan of wheelchairs
- Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Free admission for the accompanying person
-For wheelchair users, the entrance is a small slope through gate B (3 rue du Général Eisenhower)
-Notify staff of your visit by calling +33 (0)1 40 74 60 70. Let them know when you arrive, and a receptionist will accompany you to the main hall.
-The entire palace is wheelchair accessible except for the mathematics balcony
-Wheelchair accessible parking spaces available near gate B (3 rue du Général Eisenhower).
-The museum lift can only be used with the help of a receptionist.
-Adapted bathroom facilities on the Rotunda (close to the cafeteria), transfer bar on the left, 70 cm usable space, toilet paper located on the back wall at the same height as the usage space.
-Special attention paid to accessibility on temporary exhibitions (maneuvering, objects to touch, braille labels)
-The “Earth and Life, a Scientific Investigation” trail includes labels in braille.
-The Earthquakes and Volcanoes section includes a large world map that allows visitors to feel the topography of the world’s continents and underwater plates.
-Visitors can touch different rock types, including volcanic rocks. Several changes to suit the visually impaired, including text in braille to help understand continental drift, volcanic and seismic phenomena.
-Some talks adapted for blind and visually impaired visitors (reservation required).
-Guided tours and talks in French Sign Language (LSF), subtitled displays (programme available on the Palais de la Découverte website)
-Audiovisuals partially subtitled, depending on the exhibit’s development.
-Planetarium equipped with magnetic induction loop for hearing aids.
-Talks and workshops in French Sign Language (LSF) are organized regularly.
-Sign language spoken by museum staff.
-Information available on paper (maps, booklets) for some exhibits.
-Several rooms and exhibits are specially adapted for people with mental disabilities.
-A counsellor can help you design a visit route adapted to your needs.
Contact us for more information: email@example.com / 01 40 74 80 70