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Palais de la Découverte

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Cost: $9.33 USD (8.00 EUR)

Interactive Science Museum

The Palais de la Découverte (the Palace of Discovery) is a science museum located in the Grand Palais. Jean Baptiste Perrin (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1926) created the museum in 1937 during an international exhibition on "Arts and Techniques in Modern Life." In 1938 the French government decided to convert the facility into a new museum, which now occupies 25,000 square meters within the west wing of the Grand Palais (Palais d'Antin) built for the Exposition Universelle. In January 2010 the museum was merged with the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. The new institution is named Universcience. Today the museum contains permanent exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, featuring interactive experiments with commentaries by lecturers. It includes a Zeiss planetarium with 15-meter dome.

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