Palais de la découverte | Exhibition

Illusions Member

from 06 November 2018 to 25 August 2019

Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement


The Palais de la Découverte offers an interactive exhibition of 40 experiences for children ages 7 and over, all around the theme of Illusions. The aim is fun but also scientific. This exhibition explains to visitors how the brain can deceive us, how what we perceive is sometimes just an illusion. In fact, interpretive or selective, sensitive or expert, the brain is capable of complex processes in order to analyze reality, but sometimes it still gets it wrong! Talks on illusions are also offered alongside the exhibition.


All public, Children

Prices and times

Tuesdays to Saturdays: 9.30am-6pm; Sundays and public holidays: 10am-7pm. Closed on Mondays.

Full price: €7 (reduced price: €7)

Methods of payment

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

Palais de la découverte

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.

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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

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