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Exhibitions ticket

Exhibitions ticket

Did you know? At the City of Science and Industry, the "Exhibitions" ticket grants access to all exhibitions and shows! Whether you're with family, friends, or exploring solo, create your own favorite program:

  • Experience unique adventures through visiting temporary and permanent exhibitions.
  • Attend fascinating scientific presentations and discussions.
  • Discover the Argonaute, an actual submarine ready to be explored.
  • Be amazed by immersive shows at the Planetarium.
  • And lastly, the Solar Impulse plane has landed in the middle of the museum. Come and discover it!

New Permanent Exhibition Event: Space Mission from October 23, 2023


What to expect

Welcome to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (City of Science and Industry), one of the world's largest museums of scientific popularization. Nestled in a futuristic building** in the heart of Villette Park**, this must-visit attraction offers a unique experience. With its impressive dimensions of 250 meters long, 150 wide, and 50 high, this glass, concrete, and steel palace will captivate discovery and innovation enthusiasts.

The City of Science and Industry presents a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions focusing on science and innovation. From the cosmos to biology, technology to the environment, you'll dive into fascinating and enlightening worlds. Children will also find plenty to enjoy with age-appropriate activities that spark their curiosity.

Don't miss the aquarium, where you can explore marine life and discover an astonishing diversity of species. Then, head to the planetarium to observe the mysteries of the universe and gaze at the stars. You can also have a unique experience by visiting an actual submarine.

Whether you're a science enthusiast, a technology lover, or simply curious, the City of Science and Industry offers a captivating immersion into the world of knowledge. Book your visit now and get ready for exciting discoveries in the heart of the city.


Opening from Tuesday to Sunday:

  • Permanent and temporary exhibitions: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 7 p.m. on Sundays)
  • Argonaute: from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (until 6:30 p.m. on Sundays)
  • Planetarium: sessions of 35 to 40 minutes starting from 12 p.m.

The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is closed every Monday, on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

With a ticket for permanent and temporary exhibitions, access to the planetarium sessions is free. You need to obtain a voucher at the reception or from the automatic distributors in the museum to choose your session.


  • Full price (from 26 years old): €13
  • Reduced price (under 25 years old, "large families" cardholders, 65 years and older, Ministry of National Education's education pass, student cards, documentalists, school directors, civil service volunteers): €10

Free admission for:

  • Children under 2 years old
  • Upon presentation of a disability card, a valid AAH (Allocation aux Adultes Handicapés) certificate (+ ID), or a "pensionné de guerre" disability card. In all three cases, the accompanying person also gets free admission.
  • Social exemption: Proof of unemployment from Pôle emploi or an RSA (Revenu de Solidarité Active) certificate dated within the last 6 months + ID.

These tickets include access to permanent and temporary exhibitions, the planetarium, and the Argonaute. They do not grant access to the Cité des Enfants or the Cité des Bébés.

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie of Paris: Exhibitions

Throughout the year, numerous exhibitions are accessible at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. You can explore spaces dedicated to various themes of science and technology in an interactive and playful manner.
Among them, you'll find:

Temporary Exhibitions:

From October 18, 2022, to January 7, 2024

What is a crowd? What does it trigger in us? The study of crowds, whether compact, dispersed, or at a distance, at the intersection of numerous scientific disciplines - fluid mechanics, granular physics, mathematics, cognitive sciences, and social psychology - reveals the social character of our species.

Precious Waste
From December 2023 until September 1, 2024
Annually, the world produces over two billion tons of waste. The "Precious Waste" exhibition raises awareness about this massive amount of waste resulting from a production-oriented economy. The exhibition highlights how designers reinvent these waste materials into valuable resources, paving the way for a more resource-efficient future.

Permanent Exhibitions:

Space Mission: Immerse yourself in the role of an astronaut and experience an extraordinary journey during your visit. It's an adventure where you can firsthand explore the reality and complexity of space missions. Let yourself be carried away into an awakened dream that will introduce you to the world of astronauts.
Bio-inspired, another approach
Robots: Embark on a discovery of the robot. Its functioning, advances in research, but also the economic and social challenges of robotics in the 21st century.
E-lab - video game space
Man and genes
Climate Emergency: Faced with the challenges posed by climate change, it is imperative that humanity reconsiders its relationship with the planet and undertakes significant and collective changes at all levels of our societies to address the urgency of this crisis. While this realization may be bleak, it also holds inspiring potential, supported by mobilizing actions, citizen initiatives, and new perspectives on how to conceive the world in terms of social, environmental, and economic innovations."

Customer Reviews

4.7/552 reviews

Lindsey D.
November 4th 2023

Les +: Il y a beaucoup de chose à voir,rapport qualité prix très bon. Les séances avec un animateur sont vraiment un gros +.
Les -: il y a beaucoup de monde et certains robots ne fonctionnait pas

Philippe F.
September 25th 2023
Need more english language around, especially the planetarium
August 17th 2023
Expos interactives et diversifiées, pour tous les âges !
Francoise D.
Published over a year ago
Ateliers à la hauteur de notre attente
Marie-Anne D.
La Cité des sciences et de l'industrie : remarquable !
Published over a year ago
Remarquable : les activités, expositions et ateliers de la Cité des sciences et de l'industrie sont magnifiques, structurées, interactives, pédagogiques, passionnantes et de grande qualité. L'organisation est parfaite, stricte et chaleureuse. Les parcours et horaires sont bien indiqués. Les personnes responsables de chaque activité ou étage sont chaleureuses et efficaces. Que du bonheur, mon petit-fils de 12 ans et moi-même y avons passé trois journées passionnantes. Merci et... à bientôt !
Dominique G.
Published over a year ago
Visites a recommander
Jean G.
Published over a year ago
Malgré quelques déboires concernant nos billets, la visite s'est très bien passée pour notre petit-fils qui étaient ravi de tous les ateliers et séances au. planétarium proposés
Séjour à la cité des sciences
Published over a year ago
Séjour à la cité des sciences, porte de la villette. Le tarif de l'entrée reste abordable, concernant pour la restauration, c'est hors de prix et le parking également.
Laëtitia P.
Published over a year ago
Super! La journée ne suffit pas pour tout voir!!


30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris
Public transportation
7Porte de la Villette
3bPorte de la Villette - Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
150139152Porte De La Villette

Common questions

Where is the City of Science and Industry?

The Cité des Sciences is located at 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

What are the opening hours of the Cité des Sciences in Paris?

The City of Science and Industry is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How to get to the Cité des Sciences?

You can come to the Cité des Sciences by public transport: by metro, line 7, stop at Staation Porte de la Villette or Station Corentin Cariou; By bus, lines 71, 139, 150 and 152 have a Porte de la Villette stop less than 5 minutes from the entrance to the Cité des Sciences. Finally, the T3b tram (Porte de Vincennes - Porte de la Chapelle) also passes nearby. If you decide to take the car, take the Porte de la Villette exit on the Périphérique Nord. Paid car parks are available on Quai de la Charente and Boulevard Macdonald. A more folkloric option is to come by boat via the Saint-Martin canal thanks to the Paris-Canal cruises departing from the Orsay museum.

What are the prices for the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie?

The price of the entrance ticket to the City of Science and Industry is €13 from 26 years old. A reduced rate of €10 is granted to visitors under 26, large families and seniors (over 65). The City of Science and Industry is free for children under 2 years old.

What does the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie ticket entitle you to?

The Cité des Sciences offers a single ticket for its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Please note that the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie ticket does not give access to the Cité des Enfants or the Cité des Bébés for which a separate ticket office is open.

How long does it take to visit the Cité des Sciences?

The City of Science and Industry can be visited in about 2 hours. However, count on a big half-day on site to also enjoy Vill'Up, the shopping center located in the same building of the Cité des Sciences. It would also be a shame not to enjoy a walk in the Parc de la Villette with its huge green spaces and children's games ideal for a family picnic.

What to do around the City of Science and Industry?

The Cité des Sciences is located right in the middle of the vibrant Parc de la Villette. In addition to the Vill'Up shopping centre, in the park you will find the Philarmonie de Paris, the Cité de la Musique as well as superb green spaces made up of themed gardens.

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