Events in Paris for children

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

Des enfants au Parc Zoologique de Paris © OTCP - Daniel Thierry

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

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Top 10 family outings in Paris

The Lion King

Musical theatre, musical
from 06 November 2021 to 31 July 2022
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

The famous musical makes its grand return to Paris on stage at the Mogador theatre.


from 16 November 2021 to 16 August 2022
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An immersive exhibition into the world of cooking and gastronomy

Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru

from 16 April 2022 to 04 September 2022
Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine - Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre, Paris

An immersive experience to discover the history of the Inca civilization and admire its gold artefacts

Fragiles !

from 19 February 2022 to 08 January 2023
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An entertaining exhibition about the fragility of objects for 2-to-6-year-olds.

Sensory Odyssey

from 23 October 2021 to 04 July 2022
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

A sensory immersion in the living world at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (Museum of Natural History)

An Encounter with the Little Prince

from 17 February 2022 to 26 June 2022
MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

An absorbing look at the world of the explorer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Cézanne, the Lights of Provence

from 18 February 2022 to 02 January 2023
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

A digital and immersive exhibition about the creative universe of the painter Paul Cézanne.

Pop Air

from 14 April 2022 to 21 August 2022
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Monumental works for a unique inflatable experience.