La Cité des Sciences et de L'lndustrie Tours

One of Europe’s largest science museums, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, located in the Parc de la Villette, comprises an enormous range of family-friendly exhibitions, workshops, and other attractions. Designed by architect Adrien Fainsilber and opened in 1986, the museum attracts millions of visitors each year.
 
The Basics
Housed in a striking building with a shimmering glass facade and large geodesic dome known as La Géode, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (City of Science and Industry) encompasses a wide array of innovative exhibition spaces. The museum campus houses an ultrahigh-definition planetarium, an aquarium, several theaters, a submarine (the Argonaute), children’s play areas (La Cité des Enfants), a library, and numerous other galleries. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, interactive workshops, and daily demonstrations, guided tours, and performances.
 
The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is included in the Paris Pass, which offers hop-on hop-off transportation and admission to more than 60 attractions. This sight can also be glimpsed from the water during a tour of the Seine River and canals.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The striking La Géode cinema will be closed for renovations from November 2018 until 2020.
  • The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie offers multiple on-site eateries, ranging from fast food to fine dining.
  • Audio-guide tours are free of charge; use your smartphone to scan QR codes throughout the museum.
  • The museum is accessible to visitors with limited mobility. Disabled visitors receive free admission, and the museum lends out wheelchairs.
 
How to Get There
There are numerous ways to reach the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. Take Metro Line 7 to the Porte de la Villette station, take tram T3b to the Porte de la Villette stop, or take RER E to Pantin station. Alternatively, the museum is served by bus lines 139, 150, and 152. You can also reach the museum by Vélib’ bike, by car, on foot, or even by canal boat.
 
When to Get There
The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is open from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and from 10am to 7pm on Sunday (though hours for select screenings and events may differ). It is closed Monday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and May 1. The calendar of events and exhibitions is always changing, so it’s worth making repeat visits.
 
Parc de la Villette
Paris’ largest landscaped park, the Parc de la Villette, located on the northeastern edge of the city, offers numerous other attractions in addition to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. It also houses the Cité de la Musique, the Philharmonie de Paris, Le Zénith (an enormous outdoor concert venue), and more.
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Address: 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris 75019, France
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Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Admission Ticket

One of the first science museums in all of Europe, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie is an enormous science museum set in a sprawling urban park. With this ticket, you’ll get to skip the lines and head straight in, where you’ll find a host of permanent and temporary exhibits, with plenty of interactive installations and games not to mention an HD planetarium.
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