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What's included

Access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions
Demonstrations and workshops
Digital audio guide

What's not included

Access to the Planetarium
Special workshops
  • See scientific exhibits at the Palais de la découverte, part of the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées museum complex
  • Uncover the complexities of various scientific disciplines with hands-on discovery in the museum's shocking exhibits
  • Touch, feel, and see to learn about strange and wonderful animals, or attend workshops with experiments (in French)

The Palais de la découverte, or Discovery Palace, is a science museum located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Its exhibits are dedicated to an array of scientific disciplines.

Created in 1937 by Nobel-prize winning physicist Jean Baptiste Perrin, this typically French museum invites visitors to uncover the complexities of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and geology.

The museum's biology exhibits are especially popular with visitors, featuring some fascinating wildlife that you won't find in your local jardin. Come face to face with reptiles, arachnids, and other creepy-crawlies that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up!

If it's hair-raising action you're after, check out their Électrostatique exhibit which features an interactive 350,000 V high-voltage machine. Or, find out what it's like inside a Faraday cage (an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields... basically a metal box that'll save your butt in a thunderstorm).

The museum aims to educate. Apart from displays (in French), there are also talks by lecturers and workshops, with interactive science experiments.

Release your inner nutty professor!

Insider tip

Thanks to its location inside the Grand Palais museum complex, the Palais de la découverte is right next to many other top Paris landmarks – including the Champs-Élysées. You can spend an entire day here exploring all the museums located under one big, dramatic roof.

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Palais de la découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008, Paris
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