Palais de la découverte

Created as part of the 1937 Paris Exposition, the Palace of Discovery can be found at the end of the Champs-Elysées, and deserves its status as a temple of modern science. Intended to form a connection between laboratories and the general public, it seeks to explore and explain both the history of science and the great scientific discoveries of our time. The museum is divided into sections, with areas dedicated to astronomy, mathematics, physics, astrophysics, the life sciences, geology and chemistry. The Eureka room is filled with interactive exhibits, and there are spaces devoted to digital and computer sciences as well. As it has expanded, the Palace of Discovery has remained true to its purpose, to arouse curiosity in science and to promote science to the public as a source of fun and fascination. Loved by both adults and children, its temporary exhibitions offer a pretext to return year after year.


Online tickets

Ticket to the Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions

  • Access to permanent exhibition spaces*
  • Access to the temporary exhibitions

*excludes access to the planetarium and workshops, which may be subject to a supplementary fee

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Palais de la Découverte + Bateaux-Mouches

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  • Bateaux Mouches River Cruise (duration: 1h15)
  • Access to permanent and temporary exhibition spaces*

*excludes access to the planetarium and workshops, which may be subject to a supplementary fee

Note: The tickets are dissociated, you can use them on different days.

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Opening hours of the Palace of Discovery

The museum is open every day except Mondays

Tuesday to Saturday : from 9:30 am to 6 pm (ticket offices close at 5:45 pm)

Sundays and public holidays : from 10 am to 7 pm (ticket offices close at 6:45 pm)

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

Concessions :

  • Those aged up to 25 years old, 65 years and over, students, holders of the "familles nombreuses" card, upon presentation of documentary proof: reduced rate of 7 € (cash only)
  • Students: after 3 pm from Tuesday to Friday, excluding school holidays in all areas & public holidays, upon presentation of proof: reduced price of 3 € (cash only)

Supplementary charges

Planetarium: 3 €

Selected workshops and guided tours: 3 €


Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Parking lot
Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 1 Avenue Matignon - 75008
Francois 1er, 17 Rue François 1er - 75008
Public transportation
83932872Palais De La Decouverte
72Grand Palais

Customer Reviews

Rating : 5/5 - 2 reviews

Excellent musée
Expositions Poisons et Illusions étaient superbes ! Merci
Ras. Parfait.
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