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

Official Website: Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 40 05 82 00

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
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5 Star Rating Wow this is the best science museum that I've ever been too. By far (especially compared to my local place... Liberty Science center in NJ). Most science... Read More

Angelo B. Nov-14-2018

1 Star Rating Lame. We are ppl that crawl science museums. Most of the displays are on a screen. I could just do that at home with my iPad.... The remaining... Read More

Karatar A. Dec-20-2018

1 Star Rating This is probably a better place for small children who can interact with science. They have a planetarium, a few airplanes. Read More

Gayle G. Sep-27-2017

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Directions

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

How to get to Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie 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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