Science Trips to Paris
Science trips to Paris offer an interesting mix of the key STEM subjects as well as Earth Science, Innovation and Environmental Issues.
For Engineering, students can go on the Behind the Scenes of the Eiffel Tower Tour to visit the machinery room which controls the lifts, and visit the Musée de l' Air et de l'Espace where the collection includes more than 150 aircrafts, two Concorde planes as well as five space rockets.
The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) offers presentations on a variety of subjects such as AIDS research, third world education and homelessness. The Louis Pasteur Museum provides a fascinating insight into the aspects of his life and work all in one place and the Marie Curie Museum pays great homage to this great French physicist who discovered radioactivity, and her entire family, two generations of which won the Nobel Prize.
Universcience was created to inspire as many people as possible to be curious about the world around them, of science and to engage in scientific reasoning. There are two museums dedicated to this ethos the Cité des Sciences et de L’industrie which aims to promote public interest in science, research and industry and the Palais de la Découverte whoose permanent exhibitions focus on Chemistry, Physics, Mathesmatics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Computing and Digital Technology.
Finally, the Muséum National D’histoire Naturelle has four sites in Paris; the Musée De L’homme (Museum Of Mankind), Parc Zoologique De Paris, Jardin Des Plantes and the Arboretum De Versailles-Chèvreloup located just outside Paris.
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Cité des Sciences et de L’industrie
Part of Universcience, this ultra-modern science museum at La Vilette aims to promote public interest in science, research and industry. Explora, the museum’s permanent exhibition includes themes on the themes of the Brain, Man & Genes, Transport & Mankind, Energy, The Universe, Mathematics and Sounds. There are interactive exhibits on language and communication and the opportunity to be a weather reader and to explore optical illusions and 3D images. The site also has a planetarium, submarine and IMAX theatre.
Louis Pasteur Museum
The Pasteur Museum provides a fascinating insight into three aspects of the life and work of Louis Pasteur all in one place. The apartment where he spent the last seven years of his life. The scientific souvenir room which traces his major discoveries based on the original scientific instruments he used. A magnificent Byzantine-style crypt where Louis Pasteur is buried alongside his wife. Museum tours last 1 hour and are led by a museum guide.
Le Palais de la Découverte
Part of Universcience, this museum was founded by physicist Jean Perrin in 1937 and has a daily programme of some sixty presentations linked to its exhibitions and events to get to grips with science in a vivid and exciting way. The museum has permanent exhibitions focusing on Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Computing and Digital Technology.
Musée de l' Air et de l'Espace
Occupying over 150,000 square metres of land and hangers, the Musee d'l Air et de l'Espace is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world. Their collection includes more than 150 aircrafts and a wide range of aviation paraphernalia dating back to the 16th century. The museum is the only place in world with two Concorde planes on display as well as 5 space rockets.
Muséum National D’histoire Naturelle
The Muséum National D’histoire Naturelle encompasses 12 sites, 4 of which are in Paris:
Musée De L’homme (Museum Of Mankind) is dedicated to the understanding of man, his past… and his future.
Parc Zoologique De Paris shows animals in their natural habitats from the Patagonian pampas to the dry forests of Madagascar.
Jardin Des Plantes has been open to the public for almost 400 years and has an incredible variety of plant shapes, colours and scents.
Arboretum De Versailles-Chèvreloup, located just outside Paris, has 2,500 species of tree and 8,000 greenhouse plants from all over the world.
Eiffel Tower Behind the Scenes Tour
A qualified English speaking guide will take you to the machinery room which controls the lifts and explain how this fascinating system works. In the old bunker a few feet underground the history of the tower will be told and on the technical gallery, situated under the first floor, you will be able to admire the view over the square 57 metres above ground.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) offers presentations on a variety of subjects such as AIDS research, third world education and homelessness. Groups can also watch a video on UNESCO’S work worldwide and tour the building. At the end of the visit students are given the chance to discuss issues raised with a representative from the organisation. Visits are only available in the mornings
Marie Curie Museum
The museum presents a themed tour revealing the life and times of a family of unusual physicists and their huge contribution to science. The place may be modest in size, but it has immense historical and scientific value and pays homage to this great French physicist who discovered radioactivity and her entire family, two generations of which won the Nobel Prize.
Seine River Cruise
A tour along the river Seine will offer students the chance to see most of Paris’s sights and institutions from the river. A commentary is available in English to explain the history and background of the attractions.
Arc de Triomphe
At the end of the impressive Champs Elysees, this famous landmark was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 as a tribute to his victories. Accessed by a subway, there is also an excellent view from the top.
Take in the very best view of the Eiffel Tower and everything else Paris has to offer on the amazing 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower to get the best panoramic views.
With its distinctive white dome, the Sacre Coeur sits proudly next to Montmartre. It is possible to access the crypt and the dome, with the view from the top being quite incredible.
Sightseeing Tour of Paris
See all of Paris's main attractions including the Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, Sacré Coeur and Notre Dame with commentary from an experienced guide. Tours can be tailored to your specific curriculum needs e.g. a fashion tour.
Disneyland® Resort Paris
Disneyland Resort Paris with its new Walt Disney Studios is perfect for a one or two day visit. The park is divided into five lands with a range of shows, roller coasters, rides and other attractions. There is also the chance to meet the famous Disney characters! The Walt Disney Studios explains the behind the scenes magic of film, television, animation and entertainment.
Grande Arche at La Defense
This impressive structure was built to commemorate the bicentenary of the Revolution in 1989 and is now a major tourist attraction. There is a high speed glass lift to take the public to the roof where there is an impressive view of Paris.
Get a unique birds-eye view of Paris’ most famous landmarks and monuments as you ‘fly’ over the city. Through the magic of virtual reality technology and a dynamic moving platform you will feel all the sensations of real flight without leaving the ground! Experience the city of Paris from a completely new perspective, explore the heights of the Eiffel Tower, look down on the Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and the River Seine. A sightseeing tour like no other. A souvenir photo is included with your visit.
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