The Palais de la découverte, science museum for 80 years, nested in a historical building erected for the 1937 World’s Fair, welcomes you right next to Champs Elysées. You will discover patrimonial treasures from the Belle Époque and Art deco as well as beautiful paintings by Fernard Léger. Physics, astronomy, mathematics, life sciences…are presented by scientific explainers that will make you live remarkable experiences. Come and have fun understanding the natural, chemical and physical phenomena: 60 presentations a day suitable for ages 6 and up!From October 10th 2018 until August 2019, enjoy the new exhibition about poison with more than 30 poisonous species !
Welcome to the Palais de la découverte A Science Centre in a historic monument!When this great museum was founded by physicist Jean Perrin in 1937, his aim was to “bring science to life in the centre of Paris” by focusing on hands-on experiments and spectacular demonstrations. With a daily programme of some sixty presentations linked to its exhibitions and events, the Palais de la découverte continues to play the same role today, allowing every kind of visitor to get to grips with science in a vivid and exciting way. Learn everything about physics, sciences, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry and so on in a fun way and entertaining way!A new area dedicated to the unravelling of machines, algorithms, coding and data, the four cornerstones of information technology. Big Data, artificial intelligence, robotics and networks ... all digital sciences that rely greatly on the I.T. sector. From October 10th 2018 until August 2019, enjoy the new exhibition about poison with more than 30 poisonous species ! Snakes, lizards, amphibians, insects, scorpions and centipedes present their weapons, their attack or defense techniques, their warning signals. In a subdued and confined atmosphere, magnificent terrariums offer an exclusive opportunity to observe many living species. How do these animals use their venom? Is it to hunt or to defend oneself? How is anti-venom made? A visit at once exciting, scary and educational ... Do not miss it!