The Palais de la Découverte is a science museum dedicated to educational activities and experiments, reason why it is a popular attraction for many school trips to Paris.
Located in the west side of the Grand Palais, 8th arrondissement, it was built in 1937, while in 2010 it was combined with the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie to form the Universcience institution. Today it hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday. In this museum, you will assist to interactive experiments of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology and biology, all explained by scientists.
Experiments are carried out in specific and equipped rooms. Here are some of the activities organized by the museum.
Planetarium: in this cupola, there is reproduction of the skies and its stars. Here, you will also be able to observe visible galactic and extra-galactic elements in space.
Chemistry Room: it is composed of different sections, where you will experience wonderful chemical phenomena and understand better the composition of the world.
Earth Science Room: here you will learn everything about climate change, volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis, but also about spieces evolution.
Mathematics Room: in this section you will definitely enjoy maths, solving problems and playing games with experts.
Physics Room: you will assist to experiments in different rooms related to electromagnetism, nuclear physics, fluids etc..
Life Sciences Room: it is an area dedicated to the analysis of communication between animals and the composition of the human body.
Eureka Room: it contains recreational acivities dealing with visual and tactile illusions, memory tests and physic experiences.
Digital and IT Room: here experts hold conferences and workshops about technology.