The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie ("City of Science and Industry", abbreviated la CSI) or simply CSI is the biggest science museum in Europe. Located in the Parc de la Villette in Paris, France, it is one of the three dozen French Cultural Centers of Science, Technology and Industry (CCSTI), promoting science and science culture.
About five million people visit the Cité each year. Attractions include a planetarium, a submarine (the Argonaute), an IMAX theatre (La Géode) and special areas for children and teenagers. The CSI is classified as a public establishment of an industrial and commercial character, an establishment specialising in the fostering of scientific and technical culture. Created on the initiative of President Giscard d'Estaing, the goal of the Cité is to spread scientific and technical knowledge among the public, particularly for youth, and to promote public interest in science, research and industry.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Konstantinos Rizakos | Apr 1, 2018
Amazing place to spend one hour and a half. It costs about €45 per family but well worth it. There are experiments with sound, water, video, and insects to observe. The place is well made and most attractions operate as intended. Of course there are dozens of kids punching on every button around you all the time, but that’s part of the park’s MO. Must see. Note that you can also visit a small fish tank ( called an “aquarium” but not really) at level -2 with the price of this ticket.
A Alnajar | Nov 16, 2017
Excellent place for children and family for self learning and fun. My child loved it the most in Paris, and she’d love to go again. The garden is wonderful outside the Cite’. Go early to enjoy more. Using Metro line 7 was the worst ever in Paris (old, crowded,& unsafe).
Astrid Neumaier | Jan 29, 2018
Not impressed. Under 5 section was closed off, everything required separate tickets. Ended up paying more than 50 euro for basic kids museum type activities and a visit to the planetarium for 2 adults, 2 kids.
Steve Holmes | Aug 26, 2017
Loads to do. Very impressed with the industrial robots in the Usine part of cite des enfants (5-12). We spent over 8 hours there and could easily fill another day. Cafes are pretty good too, but if they're not to your liking, pop to the adjacent mall which has another handful of food outlets.
Carrie G | Jun 11, 2017
So much fun! Perfect rainy day activity. Each group has an hour and a half inside so the hands on activities aren't too crowded
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