Museums & Indoor Activities

Musee de Jouet
The toy museum in Poissy illustrates the evolution of toys and games. 1 enclos de lAbbaye, Poissy (78) RER: Poissy
La Maison des Petits - Le 104
Artistic space specifically designed for children form birth to five years of age. 5 rue Curial (19). Metro: Riquet.
Themed treasure hunts at the Louvre for every occasion. Also offer THATdOrs at the Musee d’Orsay and THATRue on the streets of the Latin Quarter.
Dali Paris
Artistic workshops during the school holidays for children. At 11 rue Poulbot Montmartre (Arr 18). Metro: Abbesses/Anvers.
Musee Nationale dHistoire Naturelle
Eclectic natural history museum within the Jardin des Plantes. Many interactive games. Open 10:00-18:00 Weekends 100:00-17:00 weekdays. Closed Tueday. At 36 rue Geoffrey St-Hilaire (Arr 5) Metro: St-Marcel/Monge.
Musee de lAir et de lEspace
Air and space museum, tracing the history of flight from the very first hot air balloons to the Ariane Rocket. You can also board a Concorde. Wheelchair access. Free access for children under 18. Aeroport de Paris Le Bourget (93) Le Bourget.
Musee de la Magie
Museum of magic and illusions. Hands-on approach. Opening times vary. At 11 rue St-Paul (Arr 4). Metro: St-Paul/Sully Morland.
Chateau de Rambouillet
The national farm or La Bergerie Nationale is in the grounds of the chateau. The farm was created by Louis 16th as a centre of agricultural research. It is now a living farm with pigs, horses, cows and chickens. Parc du Chateau, Rambouillet (78)
Centre Europeen dEscalade
European climbing centre: Indoor rock climbing centre located south of Paris near Orly at 3 rue Alouettes-Senia, Thiais (94). RER C: Pont de Rungis.
Musee Guimet
The Musee Guimet has activities for children involving their exhibitions, for 4-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Available in English on request. 6 place dIena (Arr 16) Metro: Iena.
Centre Pompidou - Galerie des Enfants.
Interactive exhibitions by designers and artists introduce children to modern art, design and architecture. Workshops ages 6 - 12. Centre Pompidou, place Georges Pompidou (Arr 4) 11:00 - 22:00, closed Tuesdays. Metro: Hotel de Ville RER Chatelet Les Hall
A fun and interactive museum on science and multimedia. Activities for all ages. Open everyday from 10:00 to 18:00. Jardin dAcclimation, Bois de Boulogne (Arr 16) Metro: Pont de Neuilly.
Musee Grevin
Waxworks Museum. Opening times vary. At 10 bd Montmatre (Arr 9). Metro: Grands Boulevards.
Musee Rambolitrain
Model train museum in Rambouillet. Located at 4 place Jeanne dArc (78)
Cite des Enfants - Cite des Sciences et de lIndustrie.
Childrens discovery zones in a Science Museum. Under 5s and for 5 to 12 year olds. All activites are hands-on. Reservations essential, opening times vary. At 30 ave Corentin-Cariou (Arr 19). Metro: Porte de la Villette.
Cosanostra Skatepark
A large indoor street course and micro-ramp. Open term time: Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday; school holidays: every day. At 18 rue du Tir, Chelles (77). RER: Chelles-Gournay.
Custom-made tours of Paris museums and historical sites for 6 to 12 year old kids. Helps non French-speaking children discover the best of Paris culture through interactive museum visits and art workshops with qualified guides.
Musee de la Poupee
Doll museum with a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Also houses a doll hospital and shop. Open 13:00 - 18:00 from Tuesday to Saturday. Impasse Berthaud (Arr 3). Metro: Rambuteau.
Aquarium de Paris - Cinéaqua
The restored Trocadero aquarium has been given a technological makeover. This museum combines 15,000 fish and four cinemas. Open every day from 10:00. 5 avenue Albert de Mun (Arr 16) Metro: Trocadero.
Stade de France
Home of "Les Bleus" the French national football team and the stadium where most major sporting events take place. It is also open for guided tours (93) RER: Stade de France
Museum devoted to language, languages and linguistics. Open every day from 10:00 to 19:00. 10 rue Servandoni (Arr: 6) Metro: Saint Sulpice
Ateliers Emaho - Le 104
Photo and video workshops for children aged 6 to 12 years that take place during the school holidays. 5 rue Curial (19) Metro: Riquet.
Musee des Arts Decoratifs
This recently re-opened museum houses 12,000 vintage toys and regularly hosts events and activities for children. At 107 rue de Rivoli (Arr 1) Metro: Chatelet.