Jul 3, 2009


Palais de la Decouverte is the city's science museum. It focuses on subjects such as the earth, astronomy, matter, energy, math, geology, chemistry,physics and life forms.

Located on Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8 th arrondissement. Created in 1937 by Jean Baptiste Perrin (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1926) during an international exhibition on "Arts and techniques in modern life". In 1938 the French government converted the facility into a new museum, which occupies 25,000 square meters within the west wing of the Grand Palais (Palais d'Antin). In 2007 plans were announced to merge the museum with the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.

When I went to the Palais de la Decouverte, I was surpised. It’s not a traditional museum, but more like “school”, I can learn different things about science (which also includes maths, biology, chemistry, physics). I can do some experiments, go to the planetarium or look at unknown insects. There are also some very educational presentations.


Station on Paris metro: Franklin D.Roosevelt