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Frequently asked questions


Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

If you don't find the information you are looking for, please send us an e-mail: contact us (also at the bottom of every page of the website). 

How can I reserve places at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie ?


If you are an individual visitor and if you would like to reserve places at the Cité des enfants, the Planetarium or our permanent or temporary exhibitions (Explora), you can:

  • buy your tickets on site (ticket office closes at 5.30 pm, 6 pm on Sundays)
  • book by telephone on +33 (0)8 92 69 70 72 from Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. (€0.34 per minute/telephone booking fee: €1.60 per ticket/ticket collection in Fnac and Carrefour shops).
    From abroad: +33 (0)1 41 57 32 28 and +33 (0)1 41 57 32 12
  • book online (booking fee: €2 per order)

Booking for the Cité des enfants is strongly advised during school holidays. 

To book a session at the Géode, book online or call +33 (0)8 92 68 45 40, any day between 12 and 8 pm. 

I am having problems buying my ticket online. What should I do?


You can check the advice in the FAQ of our online ticket office or send an e-mail to contactbilletterie(at)universcience.fr.

Can you send me the programme of activities for the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie ?


If you would like to receive our programme, please send your request and your contact details to the following address: infocontact(at)universcience.fr

I'm interested in a specific scientific or technical subject: where can I find information or documentation on this theme?


The Bibliothèque des sciences et de l'industrie (Library for Science and Industry) offers multimedia resources across a broad range of scientific and technical domains: Life and environment, Science and society, Natural sciences and industry, History of Science, etc.

A large choice of books, magazines, CDs, films, educational software and a selection of websites are available on site.

Members of the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie can take documents out on loan.
There is a separate area for children and two areas with personalised information and advice services: the Cité de la santé and the Cité des métiers. The Louis Braille room provides services for the blind and partially sighted.

 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 6.45 pm

Where should I send my CV for job vacancies or internships at the Cité des sciences?


You can send e-mail applications to recrutement(at)cite-sciences.fr or write to the following address:
 Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
Human Resources Department
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
F-75930 Paris cedex 19
Your application will be reviewed to see if it meets any of our internship or recruitment requirements.

What would you recommend I visit at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie?


Our reception staff can advise you on site during your visit to the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie but we would also advise you to check the Calendar so that you can create a personalised programme of exhibitions, shows and activities for the date of your choice.

What is the programme of activities for La Villette?


The La Villette site is made up of the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, the Parc de la Villette, the Grande Halle, the Zenith and the Cité de la Musique, among others. The Cité des sciences should not be confused with the rest of the park.
To find out the programme of activities for La Villette, visit the www.villette.com website.

I will be leading a group, how should I organise my visit?


Contact the groups reservation service by telephone on +33 (0)1 40 05 12 12, Monday to Friday, 9.15 am to 5.45 pm or by e-mail on: resagroupescite(at)universcience.fr. We can then help you to arrange a programme for your visit with all the necessary reservations.

Are the exhibitions available in English?


Many of the texts on offer at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie are translated into English: guides, display panels and documentation on the exhibitions, as well as various documentaries, resources available in the media library, etc.
German and Italian is also often available in the exhibitions.

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