Paris Travel Planner   Science Museums, Paris, France
Paris offers a variety of museums that focus on the sciences, and most are highly interactive—great for children.




Both kids and adults will love the assortment of science-related museums in Paris. Most have been updated in recent years and offer excellent interactive experiences that are both fun and educational.

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, located in the Parc de la Villette, is a huge building devoted to the sciences. With lots of interactive games and activities, it's a great place for kids. It also has a planetarium and an IMAX theater housed in a cool silver globe. More...

Palais de la Découverte

The Palais de la Découverte, behind the Grand Palais, focuses on science and interactive experiments. It too has a planetarium. More...

Musée des Arts et Métiers

The Musée des Arts et Métiers provides a fascinating look at topics ranging from scientific instruments to materials to transportation, both historically and in the present time. I found this one fascinating. More...

Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris
Projectors and recording equipment for early "talking pictures," at the Musée des Arts et Métiers.

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Natural History buffs should head to the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, located in the beautiful Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Garden). You'll find everything from the Grand Gallery of Evolution to lots of skeletons to minerals and geology. More...

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Cité des Sciences, Paris

Above, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris.

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