This large Science & Technology complex is entirely devoted to exploring the sciences in all its aspects, through a vast number of exhibitions and films, a planetarium and a three dimensional theater. The Cité des Enfants has special educational play areas for toddlers (3-5) and small children (5-12).
Opening Hours: Daily except Monday, from 10am-6pm (until 7pm on Sundays).
Tickets: Prices vary depending on the exhibition (usually €7-10.50), with reduced rates offered for children, students and disabled visitors. Entrance to the Cité des Enfants is €5.
Free Entrance: Kids under 7 to certain exhibitions.
Info and Services: All temporary exhibitions are in English, French and Spanish. English language headphones are provided for films.
Heather’s notes: Although adults will find many of the exhibitions fascinating (Stars Wars and Titanic are recent ones), this huge Science & Technology space in the contemporary Parc de la Villette is primarily dedicated to children. There’s something for all ages, cafés in the vicinity, an IMAX cinema, planetarium, and the big park outside wit its playgrounds, dragon slide, and submarine that kids can visit. If your French is up to snuff, pre-purchase your tickets on their website to avoid the long lines.