Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Science Centre)

The huge range of attractions at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie - La Villette will enthral and educate visitors of all ages and interests

View of the Geode which houses the 3D theatre at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
View of the Geode which houses the 3D theatre at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie cc licensed photo by Leandro's World Tour

The Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie is the largest science museum on the European continent. Situated in the Parc de la Villette in the city of lights, i.e. Paris, this museum of science can be found at the very centre of the CCSTI (Cultural Centre of Science, Technology and Industry). The Cite should definitely not be overlooked when visiting Paris as it promises to make for one of the most interesting, informative and inspiring outings that you will ever embark on.

On average, more than 5 million visitors go to see the Cite every year. Their huge range of attractions is bound to keep even the pickiest of visitors, children and adults alike, entertained and enthralled. The Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie strives to encourage a public interest in the appreciation of science and industry. Most of the exhibits on display feature signage in French, English and Spanish.

Some of the attractions include a submarine, a planetarium, an auditorium, an IMAX cinema, an aquarium and the library of science and industry. The Bioclimatic Facade is one of the most impressive features at the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie and Les Serres is a remarkable engineering feat that can be seen in front of the park. Les Serres comprises of 3 striking greenhouses (each with the dimensions: 20m high, 20m deep and 8m wide) which were the first buildings built using glass walls devoid of any framing or supporting fins. The exhibitions are regularly updated to keep the museum interesting and educational, no matter how many times you have visited the Cite before there will always be something new to see.

There are facilities available that ensure that your visit to the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie is as convenient as possible. These facilities include restaurants, ATMs, a gift shop, a French sign language service and a guide path for the visually impaired.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France

Phone: 01 40 05 70 00

Official Website: Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Science Centre)

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M7Porte de la Villette2 minutes

How to get to Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Science Centre) by Metro / RER

By Metro: Take Metro Line 7 to Porte de la Villette‎ Station and exit up the stairs towards the front of the train and follow the signs for the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie at Geode.

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Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5City of Science and Industry Star Rating

5 Star Rating One of the best science museums i have ever visited. A must visit if you are in Paris

m b - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating What this place offers is amazing. Great security at the entrance. The exhibits are super interesting and well maintained. Definitely coming back.

Julian Ortiz Serrano - 3 months ago

2 Star Rating Disappointing. We waited 30+ minutes in line to get tickets. Although the space is large, we found the exhibits less than enthralling. Most were a mix of somewhat dumbed-down explanations coupled with long-winded panels. Apart from the items aimed at the very small kids, there was less interactivity than I'd expected. Many exhibits didn't work. Many signs were poorly lit. Long queues for special exhibits and the submarine. We gave up after an hour and a half.

john wilkes - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Excellent science place for all the familly (from 5 and up). Car park just in front. Lots of space technologies; some theme games for kids. They have a Planetarium, under water experience, some amusing play about today's transport. In short good place for the familly. Drawback : very few benches if you come in with your lunch. Otherwise plenty restaurants nearby and inside.

Anthony REYMONDIER - 5 months ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic museum with lots of hands-on activities. Great for kids. You can easily spend a whole day here and not get bored.

Dave Reece - 5 months ago

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