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La cité des enfants (Children’s lab)

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.


4 areas for children ages 3-7 : discovering movement / discovering the senses / discovering light / experimenting with water
  • Duration
    30 min

Raise children’s awareness of science

Various interactive and fun workshops on the senses, experimentation and active discovery in four dedicated play areas:


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


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.

Practical information

La Cité des enfants is a unique attraction offering fun and educational activities, exclusively reserved for 3-7 year olds.


  • Open every day.
  • Sessions last 30 mins (present yourselves 15 mins before the beginning of the session),
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (limit of 3 children per adult, and 2 adults for 1 child). Adults without children are not admitted into la Cité des Enfants.
  • Opening hours available on the site map or when you book online.

Book a session for your little ones on site (reception, level -1) or online.

Online bookings are strongly recommended
Book your session for la Cité des enfants meanwhile you buy your dated tickets :

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