Don’t let the bad weather put a damper on your day! Here are seven great ideas for things to do with your kids in Paris .
The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie:
The Cité des Sciences is the biggest science museum in Europe. It is especially popular with families for its Cité des enfants (the City of children), a unique space for actively experimenting and exploring through educational activities divided into thematic areas. Your kids will love this place.
30 avenue Corentin Cariou 75019 – Paris
Musée De La Magie :
The Magic Museum offers an eclectic collection of magic tricks and accessories, dating all the way back to the early 1800s. At the entrance, a mysterious hand emerges from a small black box, welcoming visitors and setting the tone of the visit. Younger children will enjoy the many interactive tricks: antique fortune telling machines, deforming mirrors, as well as numerous optical effects. Older kids and parents will enjoy demystifying some of the most famous magic tricks. Visitors are invited to attend the live magic show: the magician speaks French, but his tricks speak for themselves. Ask for the free English-language brochure at the front desk.
11 rue Saint Paul, 75004- Paris
Musée De La Poupée
Tucked behind the Centre Pompidou, the Doll Museum is a treasure that no doll lover should miss. This quaint six room museum features the evolution of the doll in France, with selected references to important dolls and stuffed animals.
Impasse Berthaud, 75003, Metro: Rambuteau,
Grande Gallerie de l’Evolution:
The Grande Galerie de l’Evolution is part of the Paris Natural History Museum, and has kept its scientific purpose: the display of a massive amount of animals specimens in order to compare biological traits. This permanent exhibition educates kids about the diversity of the living world, the evolution of different organisms and man’s impact on the environment.
36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire – 75005 Paris
Le Musée en Herbe is an Art Museum for children. A surprise gem for art lovers of every age, not just kids.It presents a series of art exhibits and workshops for children, based on the works of artists such as Chagall, Picasso or Nikki de St Phalle
21 rue Hérold 75001 – Paris
From the “Galerie des enfants” (Kids Gallery) to the museum, and from the “Atelier des Enfants” (Kids Studio) to the major temporary exhibitions, the Centre Pompidou has devised activities for all ages (from 2 and up) and tastes! There are endless ways to explore modern art and contemporary creation.
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Aquarium de Paris
In the Trocadero gardens, opposite the Eiffel Tower, the aquarium de Paris is the largest aquarium in France. More than 10,000 fishes , 32 sharks, a touch pool and plenty of fun interactive activities!
Jardins du Trocadéro – 5 avenue Albert de Mun – 75016 Paris