The 5 best museums for kids in Paris are the Museum and its dinosaurs, the Air and Space Museum with its rockets and old planes, the Grévin Wax Museum, the Cité des Sciences with the adjacent La Géode movie theater and the Maritime Museum (closed for renovation). The Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay can be visited with kids. Paris attractions for kids.
Located at Le Bourget Airport north of Paris, the venue of the Paris Air Show, Paris Air and Space Museum is one of the richest air and space museums in the whole world.
The museum pays tribute to the early 20th century air pioneers with 175 historic airplanes. It naturally has a special focus on French airplanes and pioneer aviators, who played a significant role in the early days of aviation.
At Paris Air and Space Museum, you will see the 1879 Massia-Biot glider, the oldest flying machine, 1897 Avion n°3 by Clément Ader, looking like a bat, Eole whose 50 meter take-off in 1890 was the first in history, 1907 Voisin-Farman, but also Ariane rockets and Airbus airplanes. The museum is not easily reachable, but is a great experience for kids. Air and Space Museum.
Located in Jardin des Plantes, the Paris Natural History Museum and its dinosaur collections fascinate both adults and kids. The Jardin des Plantes feature beautiful flowers, a small zoo, and 19th century tropical glasshouses. It is possible to walk on the Seine lower quays from Jardin des Plantes to Notre-Dame. Natural History Museum.
Grévin Wax Museum was founded in 1882 on the model of Madame Tussauds. The museum brings back in front of you great people and events of history in realistic wax copies. In Grévin Museum, you find political leaders such as Charles de Gaulle of France and Barak Obama of the USA, actors as Marylin Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. The Grévin Wax Museum also features a mirage room and a magic trick theater. Kids will like the museum and be excited by its deforming mirrors. Grévin Museum.
La Cité des Sciences (Paris Science Museum) is a modern 30 000 m2 museum in Parc de la Villette. The world class Cité des Sciences features a good children section, called La Cite des enfants. Cité des Sciences.
Next to it, La Géode may be the most spectacular movie theater in Paris. It is a major attraction for kids and adults alike. La Geode. Take half a day to go to La Villette, the third largest park in Paris, its planted 55 hectares, romantic canals and its six top attractions altogether.
You come to the city with kids. As part of the trip, we advise you to visit a few great art museums. Three of them are quite fit for kids. We are sure your kids will love the Louvre, with a special focus on Egyptian art. The Centre Pompidou has impressive stairs and a view. The pictures are colorful. The Musée d'Orsay is a former train station and has a spectacular architecture. Visiting one art museum will be a rich experience for kids.