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Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and its Cité des Enfants are entertaining, interactive museums in the Parc de la Villette that make learning about science fun for the whole family.
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Description

Located in the Parc de la Villette, next to the Géode Imax cinema and not far from the Philharmonie and the Cité de la Musique complex, the City of Sciences and Industry is a small revolution in the world of Parisian museums. Focusing both on science and technology, here theory takes a back seat to demonstrations, experimentation and manipulation, thereby making science accessible to everyone through educational activities for all ages.

A gigantic futuristic structure designed by architect Adrien Fainsilber, the Cité des Sciences, inaugurated in 1986, is a symbol of modern technology with its glass, concrete and steel facade. As one of the largest science museums in Europe, it is a popular Parisian family destination, particularly for the temporary exhibitions held throughout the year.

From the infinitely small to the infinitely large

From the main hall head to the upper floors to explore the various temporary exhibitions and permanent spaces. On level 1, discover the history of our planet, our future energy and transport systems, put into practice some of the great mathematical theorems, listen to a collection of sounds in the comfort of an alcove, or explore the hidden corners of the human brain.

On Level 2, immerse yourself in the planetarium and its 8K high definition laser projection system that will propel you deep into our solar system on a poetic, emotional journey.

And because science is just as much for the little ones, the Cité des Sciences created a sister space with the Cité des Enfants on level 0, where children can manipulate and experiment like the grown-ups. Here workshops and activities are divided into two age groups: 2–7 year olds, for a gentle discovery of the sciences, and 5–12 year olds through five thematic spaces (the body, water games, communication, the factory, the garden and a TV studio for budding chemists or future TV presenters).

When you’re finished be sure to visit the old Navy submarine, L’Argonaute, that has dropped anchor in front of the museum, or finish your educational journey with a 3D cinema session at the Géode.

Community facilities

Access and contact

30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris 19ème

Metro Porte-de-la-Villette, line 7 Bus 139, 150, 152 Tram : Porte de la Villette (line 3b) Stations Vélib’ close to the Cité

Station n° 19009 : 28 bis, avenue Corentin Cariou. 75019 Paris. Station n° 19033 : 30, rue de Cambrai. 75019 Paris. Station n° 19011 : 2, rue Rouvet. 75019 Paris. Station n° 901 : allée du Belvédère. 75019 Paris.

By car Paris North périphérique, exit Porte de la Villette.

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 AM and 6 PM. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. On Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00.

Facility

  • Picnic area
  • Lift
  • Exhibition space
  • Book shop
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Covered car park
  • Pay car park

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours
  • Fast food

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Bulletin board languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Single mean time tour

120 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Moteur
Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Auditif
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Visuel
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Mental
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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