"The City of Sciences and Industry" Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Tip by sachara
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris: 26 reviews and 49 photos
The City of Sciences and Industry (Cité de Sciences et de l'Industrie) opened it doors in 1986. In this centre are all kind of high-tech exhibitions. It isn't a real museum, but more an information centre, which changes as fast the developments of sciences and technology will change. As visitor you can participate in different projects and demonstrations. Especillay for kids it's an interesting and lifely studycentre.
The free parts of the infromationcentre include the Aquarium and the new Mediatheques with multimedia exhibitions about the history of science and health. For the exhibitions of Explora ( about sound, space, biology) you have to pay. There is also a Planetarium and a Children's Science Village.
The building itself, partly a former auctionhall from the 19ty century, is designed by Fainsilber and has a futurist outlook by the use of lots of glass and steel.
The most striking part is the 36M high round Géode close to the main building. Its mirror-like surface is made by thousands of polished, stainless-steel triangles. The Géode is an auditorium with an halfround screen of 180 degrees. Looking at films of nature, virtual reality ad special effects you get as visitor the impression to be totally involved and surrounded by the action.
For opening hours and entrance fees have a look at the web-site.
Address: 30 Avenue Corentin-Cariou
Directions: Metro Port-de-la-Villete or Corentin-Cariou
Phone: 01 40058000
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