Biodiversity : the end for wildlife ?
To mark the International Year of Biodiversity, this exhibition-presentation examines human impact on nature and presents an outline of possible strategies to stop the erosion of biological diversity.
Revisiting the solar system : 400 years after Galieo
On the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy, this special report takes stock of the latest discoveries as well as ongoing and future missions in our solar system.
From Toumai to Sapiens : The Rise of Humans
In just a few years, a science with an outlandish name – palaeoanthropology – has gained a whole new lease on life – in fact, it's the new Big Bang !
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
Science and society
The Cité des Sciences presents a host of attractions combining science and leisure activities, with exhibitions, resource centres, lectures and forums, cultural outreach and unrivalled scope for children.
Palais de la découverte
The fundamentals of science
The Palais de la découverte explores the fundamental principles of science. Observing, experimenting and interpreting real phenomena are essential steps towards comprehending the world around us.