Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is the biggest science museum in Europe.

It is located in Parc de la Villette in Paris, France, it is at the heart of the Cultural Center of Science, Technology and Industry (CCSTI), a center promoting science and science culture. About five million people visit the Cité each year. Attractions include a planetarium, a submarine (the Argonaute, an IMAX theatre ( La Géode ) and special areas for children and teenagers.

The Cité is classified as a public establishment of an industrial and commercial character, an establishment specializing in the fostering of scientific and technical culture. Created on the initiative of President Giscard d'Estaing, the goal of the Cité is to spread scientific and technical knowledge among the public, particularly for youth, and to promote public interest in science, research and industry. The most notable features of the "bioclimatic facade" facing the park are Les Serres - three greenhouse spaces each 20 metres high and 8 metres wide and 20 metres deep. The facades of Les Serres were the first structural glass walls to be constructed without framing or supporting fins. Between 30 May and 1 June 2008, the museum hosted the 3rd International Salon for Peace Initiatives.

The building was constructed around the vast steel trusses of an abattoir sales hall on which construction had halted in 1973. The transformation, commissioned on September 15, 1980, was designed by the architect Adrien Fainsilber and engineer Peter Rice. It was opened on March 13, 1986, inaugurated by François Mitterrand upon the occasion of the encounter of the Giotto space probe with Halley's Comet.

Source of description:é_des_Sciences_et_de_l'Industrie wikipedia

This object belongs to Parc de la Villette

Inside of Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie you can also find: La Géode ,

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Neighbourhood La Villette (19th Arrondissement - Buttes-Chaumont)
Price definition of price normal : 21.50 child : 9.00 (age <6)
Geographical coordinates 48.8955160, 2.3881590
Address 75019 Paris, Avenue Corentin-Cariou 30
Opening date 1986
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