Universcience, a 21st-century museum
The Palais de la découverte and the Cité des sciences – now joined together as universcience – have each developed a specific scientific and technical museology. Recognized worldwide, their approach is based on the key role of explainers and active visitor involvement, characteristics that universcience intends to promote and develop even further. At the same time, this new establishment aims to be an essential reference tool for scientific discussion and creativity, through its universcience.fr web portal.
Cité des sciences
The Cité des Sciences presents a host of attractions combining science and leisure activities, with exhibitions, a multimedia library, lectures and forums, cultural outreach, coverage of the latest science news, resource centres and unrivalled scope for children.
Palais de la découverte
The Palais de la découverte explores the fundamental principles of science we need to understand the world in all its complexity. Observing, experimenting and interpreting real phenomena are essential steps towards comprehending the world around us.