Definitive guide

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

The City of Science and Industry (Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, in French) is Europe’s largest science museum

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The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, abbreviated as CSI, is a complex dedicated to fostering and promoting scientific research and technical knowledge, especially among the youth.

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris
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The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie advises its visitors to get the tickets in advance and reserve their time slot. You can get yours here . We suggest booking for the morning since that will give you more time to visit all the attractions.

Remember that if you have a Paris Museum Pass ( you can get it here ), you can enter the City of Science for free.

Our recommendations

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is especially great if you’re travelling with children: they have loads of allocated activities and areas designed for the younger ones and their development.

The complex consists of several attractions. Among them is a Planétarium, an IMAX theatre known as La Géode, the museum-ship Sous-Marin Argonaute, and dedicated areas for babies and children, like the Exposition Fragile, the Cité des Enfants and the Cité des Bébés Lab.

Aside from these and other permanent attractions, the City of Science and Industry also hosts temporary exhibitions.

Location

Avenue Corentin Cariou 30, northeast of Paris’ centre.

Tickets and price

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie requires tickets to be bought in advance, so it’s best to get them online before actually getting to the complex. You can get yours here and reserve your time slot .

Type
Exhibitions Ticket
Cité des Enfants
Cité des Bébés Lab
Type Adult Under 25, over 65 Children 2-5
Exhibitions Ticket €12.00 €9.00 €3.00
Cité des Enfants €12.00 €9.00 €9.00
Cité des Bébés Lab Free

Tickets to the Cité des Enfants (catered to kids aged 2-12) and the Cité des Bébés Lab (babies aged 0-2) need to be reserved separately. All other attractions (Planétarium, Sous-Marin Argonaute, Exposition Fragile, and temporary exhibitions) are included in the regular Exhibitions Ticket.

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is also included in the Paris Museum Pass, which you can get here . The Pass gives you free access to all the most important sights in the city, and you don’t have to queue at the entrance, so we highly recommend getting it.

Schedule

Our recommendations

The City of Science and Industry is a rather vast complex, so if you’re interested to see it and especially if you’re visiting with children, we suggest you allocate a whole day to it, starting early in the morning.
Day
Tue-Sat
Sun
Mon, 1.01, 1.05, 25.12
Day Opening time Closure
Tue-Sat 9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sun 9:30 am 7:00 pm
Mon, 1.01, 1.05, 25.12 Closed

The individual exhibitions at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie might have slightly different timetables.

Transport

Method
Lines
Stops
Method Métro Bus Tramways
Lines 7 71, 139, 150, 152 T3b
Stops Porte de la Villette - Porte de la Villette


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