Cité des enfants
The new-look Cité des Enfants has been expanded and completely renovated, but its initial concept remains exactly the same. It is designed to help children develop and discover the world around them, and to introduce them to science and technology through a series of hands-on activities. Young visitors can experience a variety of absorbing situations devised for their age, and enjoy doing interesting experiments they won't find at home or at school. Fun guaranteed!
The Cité des Enfants comprises two separate areas:
- an area for 2-7 year-olds, with entertaining early-learning situations and activities
- an area for 5-12 year-olds, where youngsters can discover science and technology in a series of activities.
The Cité des Enfants for 5-12 year-olds
The special area for 5-12 year-olds features around 100 activities in six thematic zones : The body, Communicating, The TV studio, Water games, The garden, and The factory. The new Cité des Enfants has of course kept many of its most popular original components, and remains true to its initial concept: helping children to develop and introducing them to science in a specially designed series of activities and experiments.
Youngsters and grown-ups can join in 20-minute group activities, run regularly throughout the day. There are also two educational workshops, where supervised activities are run for small groups of children.
Exhibition in three languages : French, English, and Spanish
Cité des enfants for 2-7 year-olds
On the strength of past experience and its great popular success since it opened in 1992, the Cité des enfants has been remodelled and expanded!
The new permanent exhibition, now open to children ages 2 to 7, affords a special place to adults too. For the greater enjoyment of our children visitors, this unique space for active experimentation and exploration proposes a series of fun and educational activities divided into five thematic areas: I discover myself, I can do, I locate myself, All together, I experiment.