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Palais de la Decouverte: Tours & Tickets

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Musée parisien des sciences depuis 1937. Expositions temporaires, permanentes et exposés dans les disciplines : Mathématiques, Physique, Chimie, Astronomie-Astrophysique, Sciences de la Vie, Géosciences, Informatique et sciences du numérique.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Av Franklin D Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France
8th Arr. - Elysee
+33 1 56 43 20 20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing since no text where in any other language but french. Useless for people not fluent in french

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

A nice science museum with a lot of interactive exhibits and presentations. Lots of school children there. (Note that the presentations are in French). The exhibit on poisonous snakes was really well done. The ones on magnetism and electricity were good, but appeared to be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Serious science museum (there's a particle accelerator in one room, another decorated with many digits of pi, plus - in a current temporary exhibit - an impressive range of live samples of venomous fauna, as well as solid 45-minute lab sessions/presentations through the day) in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

It is easy to spend hours here - but, if you do not know a little French, the presentations given throughout the day, may not be for you. Somethings to note; the museum does not Have airconditioning , and many of the display are not...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 266joseh
Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

This is a museum for french children only, not travellers. Everything is in french. Plus, they were filming something in a part of the museum and everyone was unpolite and didn’t let us to speak, stressing our children to not make any noise.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 March 2019

Founded 1937 by the physicist Jean Perrin as a part of the big Paris exhibition Seven different science disciplines Right now a big very well organized exhibition of Poison describing thirty different species of venomous fish, frogs, snakes and sea creatures producing poisons Very interesting

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Took my 11 year old, thinking it would be better than the other science museum in Paris. We spent about two hours going around. Everything is in French so all the lectures etc would be useless for non French speakers. It is very expensive for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank adorken
Reviewed 26 February 2019

For as long as I can remember the Palais de la Découverte has been unchanging. Recently I went back and saw it in a different light. It remains outdated but in some way but is worth seeing for its charm and its reminiscence of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alexandra J
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

We got an annual pass, and this place seems not to bore us. There’s always something new to see and learn! This time, they have the Poison exhibition. Live venomous animals in the museum. The displays are for both young and old alike. There’s also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matheresar
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

It was the 2nd time I took the kids to Palais de la Découverte. This time my eldest best friend came along. We had a blast, and the kids could not have enough. We spent 4 hours there and if we didn’t have to go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Francesca P
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Response from Martine A | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there are no combined tickets for the Palais de la Decouverte and other museums. Children under 6 can go in for free. There are no tours in french or in English. There are "demonstrations" in french (of... More