Palais de la Découverte

  • Museum
  • Sciences and technology
  • Aeronautical Space
  • Natural sciences
  • Environment

Experience science in the heart of Paris" through experiments, exhibitions and spectacular demonstrations. This was the original ambition of this great museum, founded in 1937 by the physicist Jean Perrin.

By offering visitors around 60 presentations per day, the Palais reaffirms its mission: to transmit knowledge and expertise to the public and invite them to share a taste for science.

Other distribution channels :

FNAC, DIGITICK, France billet

Ticket number available

The Palais de la découverte will be closed for work from August 30, 2020 until 2024.

Opening and closing times

Closed temporarily.

Rates

Reduction applied for groups : 25%

Adult: 9 €
Teenager (24 years): 7 € (For less than 25 years old)
Child: 7 €
Student: 7 €
Large family: 7 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, teachers.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Tickets give acces to all showrooms and exhibits.

Happy Hours :€ 3 for studients from 15:00, from Tuedsay to Friday excluding public hoidays (all zones), with proof

Extra charge for planetarium : €3
Extra charge for some activities : €3.

Payment methods accepted

  • American Express
  • Bons CAF
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Chèques Culture

Reception

Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Special rate for large families
  • Specially for children
  • Students

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Animals

  • Animals accepted

Additional information

  • Cafetéria on site

Visits

Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 120 minutes (individual)
  • 120 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities

Facilities

  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Children's entertainment

Languages

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • French sign language

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French
  • French sign language

Additional information

Visit also available in French language signs

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Access

Metro Champs-Élysées, lines 1 and 13
Bus 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
RER C Invalides

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Reservations / Ticketing

Booking

  • For groups :
    Booking not required
    Reservation deadline : 10 days
    External guide accepted
    Right to speak
    Right to speak cost : free