Universcience is the leading French public establishment for the dissemination of scientific and technical culture: a joint effort between Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la découverte.
Universcience’s mission is to make science accessible to all. Its fun and interactive approach aims to tackle science through discovery, questioning major challenges facing our world.
Recognised know-how and solutions tailored to each scientific and cultural project in France and around the world renders Universcience a unique institution: numerous cultural centres, science museums and shopping centres place their trust in Universcience to support and facilitate their projects.Read more
Launch of the Cyprus Science and Research Center project
The consortium for the official launch of the Cyprus Science and Research Center project met for the first time at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia from 20 to 22 September 2017. The purpose of this future center is to establish a center of excellence in research and science education to promote scientific research, education,… Read more »Read more
Great success for “Cats and Dogs” in Quebec!
The exhibition “Like cats and dogs” has just ended at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec after 14 months of operation. The exhibition was a real success attracting no less than 540,000 visitors during this period! It is now being dismantled before heading to its next stop: the Halifax Discovery Center, where visitors can… Read more »Read more
Exhibition « The City is Ours » in London!
The exhibition “The City is Ours” was inaugurated at the Museum of London on July 18, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Bruno Maquart, President of Universcience, and his English counterpart Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London. The Museum of London houses the exhibition from July 14, 2017 to January 2, 2018 on… Read more »Read more
News from Ecsite 2017
Bruno Maquart, President of Universcience, and Kannikar Wongthongsiri, Vice-President of the National Science Museum of Thailand, have signed an agreement of cooperation in the course of the Ecsite 2017 Conference in Portugal. This agreement marks the reinforcement of ties between the two science centers. The participation from this August, from teams of scientific mediation at… Read more »Read more
Ecsite 2017 – Universcience in Porto
The Ecsite annual conference will take place in Porto (Portugal) from June 15 to 17. Universcience and the Export department will be present during the conference and at the Business Bistro booth #40. We will present all our traveling exhibitions and our future ones. Don’t miss the “What’s new in touring exhibitions?” conference at the… Read more »Read more
Hong-Kong: a new children’s space
The Children’s Gallery was inaugurated at the Hong Kong Science Museum on April 5, 2017. Present at the inauguration: Mr. Bruno MAQUART, President of universcience, Mr. Eric BERTI, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, Ms Michelle LI Mei-sheung, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Florence HUI Hiu Fai, SBS, JP,… Read more »Read more
Signature of a Letter of intent between Universcience and Citta della Scienza
On the 4th of March, on the occasion of the inauguration of Corporea, the Citta della Scienza interactive museum devoted to the human body, Bruno Maquart, President of Universcience, and Vincenzo Lipardi, President of the Idis Foundation-Citta della Scienza, signed a letter of intent to engage both in the co-production of the FIRE exhibition. This… Read more »Read more
BOM APETITE! The exhibition Enjoy your meal in Lisbon
The Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon welcome our exhibition Enjoy your meal since January 28th 2017. It was inaugurated on 9 February 2017 in the presence of Bruno Maqart, president of Universcience and his Portuguese counterpart, Rosalia Vargas, president of the Knowledge Pavilion, Ciencia Viva. Eating properly is not merely about watching the calories, staying… Read more »Read more
Engineering Earth opened at Connecticut Science Center
First stop in North America for our exhibition Engineering Earth which opened at Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, USA, with the help of our partner Imagine Exhibitions. From raw material to construction, from understanding matter to innovation, from tradition to ecobuilding, the exhibition allows visitors to observe and study the constitution of raw earth. The… Read more »Read more
Exhibitions under development
We are looking for partners for future exhibitions! Discover our upcoming traveling exhibition projects: Special Effects Today, it is difficult to imagine what cinema would be like without special effects. Action, science fiction, animation or comedy: the most popular and successful movies rely largely on special effects. However, do we really know them? What… Read more »Read more
Each year, more than 1 million visitors discover travelling exhibitions or co-productions produced by Universcience, both in France and internationally. Here are a few of the partners the Palais de la découverte and the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie have recently collaborated with:
• In France, nationally: “From the Dig to Labs,” an exhibition co-produced with the Pavillon des Sciences (Montbéliard) and the Forum départemental des sciences (Villeneuve d’Ascq); “Did You Say Chemistry?” in co-production with Espace des sciences (Rennes, France) and in partnership with Strasbourg University.
• Internationally: “Enjoy Your Meal!”, co-produced with Heureka (Finland), Technopolis (Belgium) and Museo Leonardo da Vinci (Italy); member of a European museums consortium with Heureka (Finland) and Pavilhão do conhecimento (Portugal), responsible for producing three different exhibitions.
Forum départemental des sciences
Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Center of Science and Technology Culture
Center of Science and Technology Culture
Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Espace des sciences
Center of Science and Technology Culture
Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Ciencia Viva
Site du Pont du Gard
Cultural and Historic Site
Conseil général du Nord
Musée des confluences
CRAterre – ENSAG
Architecture School and Research Laboratory
National Institute of Research
Museé de la Civilisation
Museum of Communications - Macau
Scientific Center of Kuwait
The Jeu de Paume Mall in Beauvais
Science Museum of London
Evry 2 Shopping Centre
Sharjah Museum Department
The H₂0 science space
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Majid al-Futtaim Group
Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Science and Discovery Festival
Macao Science Center
Cité des sciences
Palais de la découverte
Universcience offers a range of services for a variety of intiatives, assisting with the different stages of project-building.
Travelling or co-produced exhibitions
Every year, close to one million visitors in France and throughout the world visit Universcience’s travelling or co-produced exhibitions. The Universcience team provides “à la carte” support from a catalogue of travelling exhibitions. Recent successes include:
“Enjoy Your Meal,” now in Mexico, created with three European coproducers;
“Engineering Earth,” produced with the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble, the Vaisseau, the Forum départemental des sciences, the Pont du Gard site, and the Musée des Confluences, to be exhibited in Connecticut;
“Leonardo da Vinci”, in Germany, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
Cultural engineering expertise
Benefitting from extensive expertise, Universcience supports project sponsors throughout each step of the process: creating new equipment, upgrading existing spaces, and training personnel. Universcience helped create programming for: Cité de la mer in Biarritz, created a Cité des enfants in one of the biggest shopping centres in Dubai, and provided consulting services to upgrade the Emirate of Sharjah science center.
Partnerships with scientific culture, business and research bodies
Major French and international groups, businesses and research organizations regularly contribute to Universcience projects and exhibitions:
L’Oréal – “Decoding the Hair”
Total and Areva – “Energies”
Orange – “Housing for Tomorrow”
An endowment fund, Universcience Partenaires, supports national and international partnerships.
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