CITE DES SCIENCES

Opening Hours:

10:00am – 18:00pm

Excursion Details:
  • The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is the biggest science museum in Europe. Located in Parc de la Villette in Paris, France, it is one of the three dozen French Cultural Centers of Science, Technology and Industry, promoting science and science culture.
  • The design of the building actually encompasses three key elements, which are water, vegetation and light and these are utilised in the following ways:

– The Cite des Sciences is surrounded by water.

– Vegetation, which is not only present in the Parc de la Villette, but also inside the building, as there is a large bioclimatic greenhouse that faces the park

– The third is light, as this natural light enters the building through two domes that are 17m in diameter.

  • This museum is the fifth most popular museum in Paris after The Louvre, which is the most visited museum, the Pompidou Centre, the vast and impressive Chateau Versailles and the Musee d’Orsay.
  • The most notable features of the “bioclimatic facade” facing the park are Les Serres – three greenhouse spaces each 32 metres high, 32 metres wide and 8 metres deep. The facades of Les Serres were the first structural glass walls to be constructed without framing or supporting fins.
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