Museum of science & industry

Cite des SciencesIn charge of turning the great abattoir sales hall into a museum of science and technology, in 1981 the architect Adrien Fainsilber decided to open this building to light, a "source of energy of the living world"… Through the development of science and technology, La Cité des sciences et de l'industrie provides the necessary learning tools to better understand the world in constant change around us, Each exhibition space is open to all age groups, from junior to senior, from tourists to professionals/researchers or to the simply curious…

The exhibition halls : covering an area of 30,000 m2, both temporary and permanent exhibitions are organised around the major themes of science, technology and industry. They are supported by small-scale models, audiovisuals, interactive options and activity programmes. The centre also offers floor and room space for meetings, conventions and conferences open to journalists, researchers, participants and the general public. The Children's "Cité" and the children's media library are designed to initiate children to the world of science and technology, to reply to their questions, to stimulate their curiosity and awareness, their desire to read and do research.

junior space - cité des enfants - Museum of science and industry La VilletteCité des enfants - two Junior Spaces - 2 to 12 year

The 'Cité des Enfants' is included in the the Museum of Science and Industry (La Villette Paris 19) and is separated in 2 areas : Junior Space from 2-7 year old children and Junior Space from 5-12 year old children. It is a discovery area which help the youngers understand sciences and technologies.

The Argonaute submarine

Flagship of the French navy in the 50's, the submarine Argonaute has already been around the world ten times!
In 1989, the 400-ton craft undertook its final voyage and set up berth beside the Géode, canal de l'Ourcq, Museum of science a focus of admiration and curiosity for all.

Inside the Cité des Sciences: games and shopping

 Shopping mall Vill'Up is open everyday including Sunday.

Opening hours Museum of science and industry la Villette

Every day except Mondays, from 10am to 6pm (7pm Sundays)  

Information Tel. : + 33 (0)1 40 05 80 00 (voice server)

How to get there

Métro ( (ligne/ligne 7) station : Porte de la Villette

Transport to go to the Villette

Métro line 5, Tramway T3b : Porte de Pantin
to go in Cité de la musique, la Grande Halle, play area for the children (Jardin des Dunes), le Zénith

Métro line 7 : Porte de la Villette
Brings you directly to  Cité des Sciences, la Géode

Bus 139, 150, 152, 249 : Porte de la Villette, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

by car : Périphérique : exit Porte de Pantin, Porte de la Villette

Pay parking lots are available: under the Cité de la Musique or near the Museum of Science and Industry ( Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie)

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