Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

Welcome to the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie (the museum of science and industry in Paris), one of the largest popularisations of science museums worldwide. Built in a palace of steel, concrete and glass in the middle of the Parc de la Villette, the museum is 250 metres long, 150 metres wide and 50 metres high. A visit here promises an inspiring day out for all with more than 3 million visitors flocking to it each year. The Cité des sciences et de l'industrie has both permanent and temporary exhibitions on offer, as well as hands-on activities for children, an aquarium, a planetarium and a submarine making for a great day out for all.


Tickets : Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

Explora Tickets

  • Permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Access to the planetarium*, the Argonaute submarine and the Louis-Lumière cinema**

* With an Explora ticket, the planetarium has open access. Simply collect your pass at the main reception or at vending machines in the museum to choose your time slot.
** Subject to availability

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Opening time

Every day except Mondays

Explora Exhibitions: from 10:00 to 18:00 (19:00 on Sunday)
Argonaut: from 10:00 to 17::30 (until 18:30 on Sunday)
Louis Lumière Cinema: every 30 minutes from 11:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:00 (18:00 on Sunday)
Planetarium: Sessions of 35 to 40 minutes from 12:00

Closed every Monday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


Full price (from 26 years old): 12 €
Young rate (from 2 to 25 years old): 9 €


  • Less than 2 years
  • Disabled people and accompanist

Current exhibitions

Body and Sport - From October 16, 2018 to January 05, 2019
Presented in an area of over 1200 m2, the exhibition Body and sports decrypts the link between sport and the body in a broad both physical as psychological sense.


30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris
Public transportation
7Porte de la Villette
3bPorte de la Villette - Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
150152139Porte De La Villette


Customer Reviews

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