An exploration area for the little ones !
Share a learning moment with your child and have fun!
“La Cité des enfants” is entirely dedicated to children ages 3 to 7, providing them with interesting and varied age-suitable opportunities to experience exploration.
This place of exploration, through play, to fine-tune their motor skills, learn to build relationships of cause and effect, and develop their ability to anticipate, thus improving their sensory abilities.
A space designed and produced in partnership with La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, a Universcience establishment in Paris.
EXPERIMENTING WITH WATER.
Your child can play with water and discover some of its properties: it flows, puts other things in a state of flux, and can exist as a solid, liquid or gas.
Things to discover : basins – taps – fountain & ball – bublle column – vortex
With the ball mechanism, gears… , your children develop their capacity to establish the link between a given action and the outcome. They learn to anticipate the movements.
Anticipation and comparing different actions are essential activities for the development of their capacity for thought..
Things to discover : scales – engrenages – ball mechanism – tower of time
DISCOVERING THE SENSES.
Help your child to develop their sensory skills with smell, touch and hearing activities.
They establish a contact with the outside world through the senses.
Things to discover : smell tubes – sound tubes – ball containing hidden objects
Thanks to innovate games, your children can familiarize with light and explore a few of its characteristics unusually : by casting shadows and mixing colours, your kids can develop the ability to trace lines and get ready to learn to read and write.
Things to discover : a light-emitting pen – coloured lights
Parents : you have a role to play during the visit!
You are invited to watch, encourage and play with their children in this area where you are their children’s guests.
The exhibition uses 3 symbols to help you decide which level of participation is best adapted to each activity : supervise, encourage or join in.
CONDITIONS OF ACCESS.
Book a session for your little ones on site (reception, level -1) or online.
Online bookings are strongly recommended :