Family entertainment in Paris

Paris and its surroundings offer numerous events and recreational activities, designed with children in mind.

Cinéaqua, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

In Paris, many places specialize in activities for children. Puppet shows, circuses, magicians, storytellers, and singers … So many quality performances for great family outings! Once again this year, there is a huge choice for little ones.

And cultural surprises are in store for kids too with big exhibitions, as well as trade shows. Like the famous and much-loved ‘Pestacles’ children’s festival at the Parc Floral, the majority of shows outdoors (Paris Plages, Festival Paris Quartier d’Eté, etc.) are open to children and are the opportunity to get together for a family picnic.

Finally, the Art workshops at some museums such as the Louvre, Orsay, the Musée en Herbe, the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou, may make your kids into famous artists.Paris has so much choice to keep children occupied, familiarize them with art, and offer them many wonderful surprises!

Throughout the year 2018, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

 More family outings in Paris

Top 10 family outings in Paris

Archaeology Goes Graphic

Exhibition
from 26 September 2018 to 01 July 2019
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

A fun way of discovering Antiquity

Corps & Sport (Sports & the body)

Exhibition
from 16 October 2018 to 05 January 2020
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Immersive exhibition showing how playing sport affects the body

Forts

Exhibition
from 22 December 2018 to 05 January 2020
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Discover forts just like your childhood favourites at la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Van Gogh, Starry Night

Exhibition
from 22 February 2019 to 31 December 2019
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersion into Van Gogh's greatest masterpieces!

Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh

Exhibition
from 23 March 2019 to 15 September 2019
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
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Save the date! The fascinating collection from the museum of Cairo on show in Paris.

Oceania

Exhibition
from 12 March 2019 to 07 July 2019
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris
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A journey through the Pacific Islands at the Musée du Quai Branly

The International Paris Air Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
From 17 to 23 June 2019. Days for the general public: from 21 to 23 June 2019
Paris le Bourget - VIPARIS - Parc des Expositions, Le Bourget

Taking place every two years, the International Paris Air Show is held at Paris-Le Bourget.

Fête des Tuileries

Celebration
from 21 June 2019 to 25 August 2019
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

Children and adults, tourists and Parisians all enjoy the 60 or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair