5 Paris Expos to See With the Kids

September is the beginning of the school year and also an excellent time to visit an exhibition with the kids.   Going to exhibitions together gives us the chance to share and experience cultural moments and also explore what the beautiful city of Paris has to offer. Here are five exhibitions in Paris that are on our list to visit before it’s too late!

1. ACQUAALTA Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Palais de Tokyo: Take a ride through Venice, Italy and experience the annual flood which is known as the Acqua Alta.  Kids can row their way through the flooded landscape witnessing firsthand this sensory experience.  In order to avoid waiting too long, I recommend buying tickets ahead of time here.  This exhibition ends on September 13, 2015, so there’s no time to lose!


Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris

Opening Hours
From 12 noon to 12 midnight every day except Tuesday

Tickets cost 10€ per person.

2. XYZT, ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES PLAY WITH LIGHT Adrien M / Claire B: Kids can explore abstract spaces when visiting XYZT (X for horizontal, Y for vertical, Z for depth, and T for time). This expo is extremely interactive and also inspiring for kids and adults. It’s amazing what light can do!


Le Palais de la découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30AM – 6PM
Sunday and Holidays from 10AM – 7PM
Closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1st, July 14th an December 25th.
This exhibition ends on January 3, 2016.

You can purchase your tickets online here.

3. L’Air des géants at the Parc de la Villette: If you are on a budget and especially when the weather is nice, you can visit this free open air exhibition at the Villette Park.  The kids can roam around in search for all eleven giant blowup statues.  At the park there are also several other distractions including a giant playground, a book shop, boats on the canal, ice cream, a merry-go-round, and more. This exhibition ends on September 13th!

Parc de la Villette
211, av. Jean-Jaurès
75019 Paris
tel: 01 0 03 75 75
4. BEAUTÉ CONGO 1926-2015 Congo Kitoko at the Foundation Cartier: This colorful and feel good exhibition is appealing to kids and adults. The Foundation Cartier offers “Family Visits” with an art educator on Saturdays at 11AM and Kids Workshops on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3PM.


Foundation Cartier
261 Boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 18 56 67

Opening Hours
From Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm
or info.reservation@fondation.cartier.com
This exhibition ends on November 15, 2015.

Fixed rate: €10
(Reservations for workshops are required and are open one month prior to the workshop date.)

5. CHIENS & CHATS at the Cité des Sciences: For the moment, this museum is closed due to a recent fire. We were lucky enough to visit this fun exhibit and we are waiting for the reopening of the museum because the kids want to go again.  The exhibit basically gives each visitor the firsthand experience of being a dog and being a cat. From agility tests and virtual, interactive games and videos this exhibition is recommended for all animal lovers.


Cité des Sciences
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris, France

Plein tarif 12€
Tarif réduit 10€

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