Cité des sciences et de l'industrie | Exhibition

Forts Member

from 22 December 2018 to 05 January 2020

30 avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement


The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie invites children between 2 and 10 years old to discover a surprising exhibition, created with the help of specialists in early childhood development as part of the new temporary 'Petits Curieux' ('Curious Kids') programme. Kids can explore around 20 original forts, thought up by artists and artisans. A range of materials are also provided so that they can build their own fort. A creative and fun experience for the whole family!


All public, Children

Prices and times

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm; Sundays:10am to 7pm; Closed Mondays

Full price: €12; Concessions: €9

Methods of payment

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

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

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!

Voir la carte

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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