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The Palace of discovery: photo, description Palais de la decouverte)

The Palace of discovery - and indeed the Palace: the Museum is located in the West wing of the Grand Palais, between the river Seine and the Champs-elysées. A magnificent building in one of the most prestigious places of Paris to the children.

Himself the Grand Palais was built for the world exhibition of 1900 by the project of three architects: Henri Deglane (part facing the Avenue Churchill), albert Louvet (middle part) and albert-Felix-Theophile Volume (Avenue Roosevelt). It is in this last part in 1937 at the initiative of the Nobel laureate physicist Jean Perrin to the next world exhibition was organized temporary exhibition on the achievements of science. It was such a success that it was decided on the basis of the creation of a permanent Museum.

Jean Perrin, conceived the exhibition as a means to show the importance of science and its pivotal role in the development of civilization". This objective was fully achieved: the Museum for decades, has always attracted kids and adults. It is believed that approximately 50% of the scientific achievements of France in the second half of the XX century - the result of the work of scientists in childhood visited the Palace of discovery.

Today the Palace is a 25,000 square meters of thematic exhibitions, devoted to physics, mathematics, astronomy, Geology, chemistry and biology. Visitors participate in a number of exciting interactive experiments. Here are allowed to touch the exhibits hands to press any buttons. The guided tour of the Museum staff, similar to a truly eccentric scientists.

In the planetarium of the Palace you can observe any celestial phenomena in the Solar system and beyond, to measure the distances to planets and stars. At the presentation of the Museum come real scientists who tell the students about their studies, they can ask any questions and they will gladly answer! The lecture about electrostatics voltage 350 thousand volts makes the hair of the volunteers stand on end. In the discussion of superconductivity, one can observe the levitation of objects. All experiments and their results in the Museum is absolutely real.

Every day there are up to sixty scientific presentations and master classes for schoolchildren - of course, in French. But even just to observe the proceedings extremely interesting.