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The city of science and industry: photo description (Cite des sciences et de l'industrie)

The city of science and industry, the third most popular Museum of Paris (after Le Louvre and the Pompidou Centre located in the Park of La Villette. During the year the town is visited by approximately five million people, most of them, of course, children and adolescents. Although there are interesting and Mature.

The idea of creating in Paris, and deprived of scientific museums, a major new centre of this kind was put forward in 1977 by the President Valery Giscard d'estaing. He considered exposing children to science and technology, awakening their curiosity and passion for research as a public task. The contest was won by architect Adrian Fainsilber - he proposed to use under the Museum is a huge Park pavilion the old slaughterhouses of La Villette. Opened town the next President, françois Mitterrand. The event was timed to the date of the meeting probe "Giotto European space Agency's comet Halley (13 March 1986).

The town became the largest scientific Museum in Europe. It is the heart of the center of scientific culture, technology and industry (CCSTI), also located in La Villette. The Museum includes special areas for children and teenagers, a planetarium, a real submarine, the wonderful theater "La Geode" and many other objects.

Children under seven years are as much as you want to mess with amazing water and pneumatic toys to build a house made of light bricks, control the carts. For older children (to 12 years) there are thematic areas where special entertainers are what kind of exciting workshops. Theme - Studio, water, garden, factory, human body.

In the planetarium campus computers 360 screens surrounding the visitors create live image - here you can see the birth of the Universe, the appearance of the Earth. Next - a giant sparkling egg of the cinema "La Geode". The high definition image is projected on a 10,000 square meters hemispherical screen, the audience is fully immersed in the film.

Visitors to the Museum can climb aboard the submarine "Argonaut" - a real combat ship of the French Navy, the legendary ship, ten times round the earth's equator. In 1989, the submarine made its last flight on the Ourcq canal, to anchor near the cinema "La Geode".