In 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.
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.
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.
Shopping mall Vill'Up is open everyday including Sunday.
Every day except Mondays, from 10am to 6pm (7pm Sundays)
www.cite-sciences.fr/en Tel. : + 33 (0)1 40 05 80 00 (voice server)
Métro ( (ligne/ligne 7) station : Porte de la 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)