Welcome to the Exploradôme
the museum where it is forbidden not to touch!
At this science and multimedia centre located in Vitry-sur-Seine, only 10 minutes from Paris, you will discover scientific phenomena while having fun !
Here you can enjoy science and multimedia activities and discover sustainable development in an interactive way, suitable for both children and adults.
Permanent exhibition :
Come and try over 60 exciting hands-on experiments: create an artificial tornado! make a ball float in the air, discover a cloud maker machine, moving sand dunes and dozens of optical illusions that will amaze you!
Temporary exhibitions :
« Urban Biodiversity », until August 31st, teaches you and your children how to discover wild nature hidden in cities and leads you to a better understanding of its critical necessity.
The Exploradôme offers two kinds of exciting workshop classes: scientific and multimedia.
Attending the multimedia workshops let you explore the virtual world, while the scientific ones let you touch, build and discover various experiments.
The APIS network :
In autumn 2012 we will launch a workshop called "the APIS" to build interactive exhibits, thanks to the governmental funding of the "Investissements d'Avenir pour la culture scientifique".
Involving researchers and teachers, the APIS will develop interactive exhibits for a network of 20 science centers. This project will allow to share resources and develop synergies for a better efficiency of these science centers.
Here are some examples of our exciting programme of activities:
Change your head: Learn how to touch up photos with Photoshop© and create an amazing self-portrait.
Suitable for children 8-12 years old.
The 5 senses: Discover the fantastic world of human senses:hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell will be stimulated through practical experiments.
Suitable for children 4-6 years old.
A world of illusions: Experience the phenomena of optical illusions with stunning images and create your own working kaleidoscope!
Suitable for children 5-10 years old.
From milk to dairy products: Find out how milk turns into different dairy products like butter and cheese…
Suitable for children 6-12 years old.
Workshops in English can be organized on request.
And also … let’s have a birthday party!
Celebrate your birthday with all your friends at the Exploradôme : discover the exhibitions, take part in scientific or multimedia workshops and taste a delicious birthday cake.
Come and enjoy such an unforgettable birthday!
To plan your visit or book a birthday party CONTACT US at:
Tel. 01 43 91 16 20
Fax : 01 43 91 16 21
The Exploradôme is open Tuesday-Thursday-Friday 10.00am-17.00pm
Except 25 December and 1st January
During Paris area school holidays:
To receive school groups
Monday-Saturday Booking required : 01 43 91 16 20
Group prices (minimum group size: 10 people)
Visit 3€ per child
Workshop 4€ per child
Concession 4.50€ (Students, unenmployed, youngs 4 to 18 years old)
Family (up to four people, maximum two adults) 19€
Vitry-sur-Seine Residents 2€*
*For permanent exhibition only
Explorapass 15€ Non-transferable card, 1 year validity, unlimited entry to the expositions
8 Ateliers card 32€ Transferable card, 1 year validity.8 scientific/multimedia workshops or 4 adults multimedia trainings
Freedom card 56€ Non-transferable card, 1 year validity.14 activities (visit, workshops, Cyber-base®, multimedia training)
Visit the museum
18 avenue Henry Barbusse
only 10' from Paris, right across the MAC/VAL, the main modern art museum in Ile-de-France.
Tel. 01 43 91 16 20
RER C (Mona or Romi train) to Vitry-sur-Seine station. Then ten minutes walk to the Museum or bus 180 to Église de Vitry stop
Line 7 to Villejuif L-Aragon station, then bus 172 to Exploradôme stop
Line 8 to Liberté, then bus 180 to Église de Vitry stop
Bus 172 or 132 to Exploradôme stop
Bus 180 to Église de Vitry stop
Bus 183 to Musée Mac-Val stop
Porte de Choisy take Route N305 (Verdun Avenue) until place de la Liberation ( Dubuffet statue) then turn left ,follow signs to Vitry Market Square where a car park is available
Porte de Bercy take the A4 until Ivry-sur-Seine exit then take Nelson Mandela Bridge and go across Ivry-sur-Seine
Exploradôme is a non profit organization, founded in 1998 by Mr. Goéry Delacôte, then director of San Francisco’s Exploratorium, now director of At’Bristol.