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Universcience is one of the most popular cultural institution in Paris, and one of the major science centre in Europe, with more than two million visitors per year. Universcience bring together two cultural venues and an online media:

The Cité des sciences et de l’industrie

Located in the North-Est of Paris and opened in 1986, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie hosts temporary and permanent scientific exhibitions linked to the major issues faced by society, as well as a multimedia library, lectures and forums, cultural outreach, coverage of the latest science news, resource centres and unrivalled scope for children with its Cité des enfants. To welcome the widest range of visitors possible, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie is accessible to disabled visitors of all kinds, and has developed innovative services covering employment, careers advice and vocational training.

The Palais de la découverte

Inside the Grand Palais, close to the Seine and the Champs-Elysées, the Palais de la découverte is a world unique institution that first popularized “science in the making” when it opened in 1937. Under renovation until 2025, the Palais de la découverte will present at its reopening science and contemporary research through a revisited, diversified proposal adapted to the evolution of science, cultural practices as well as new uses. It will be a place of reference and dialogue on the challenges of today's research, while preserving its trademark, scientific mediation, which is essential to initiate this dialogue and to which many researchers, teachers and citizens are legitimately attached. In the meantime, the Palais continues its activities in a temporary and ecological structure, les Etincelles du Palais de la découverte, located in the South of Paris.

Le blob.fr

Online media, the blob.fr offers a new video on the front page every day, with a daily scientific news thread and monthly surveys on the major contemporary issues, combining in-depth subjects and immediate news. For everyone, but primarily for science news enthusiasts and lovers of scientific audiovisuals, the blob.fr covers the latest news from the field of research. It recorded 3.6 million views on its YouTube videos in 2022.

Relying on the commitment of its staff as well as on the support of numerous external partners, the institution will focus on three key areas in the coming years: innovation, sustainability and critical thinking.

Contact information

Universcience – Cité des sciences et de l’industrie:

Ms. Sophie Biecheler - Fiocconi, Head of Institutional and International Relations

Telephone: +33 1 40 05 74 92

30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris

Universcience – Palais de la découverte:

Mr. Igor Primault, Head of Fundraising

Telephone: +33 1 40 05 82 41

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
75008 Paris