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David Edwards, researcher and biomedical engineering professor at Harvard, is behind the 2007 creation of a unique place in Paris. Le Laboratoire is a meeting and experimental creation center where internationally renowned artists and scientists mix their knowledge and practices in order to work together on a new scheme every year. They have workshops at their disposal, as well as exhibition rooms. The Laboshop at the same address sells all the exhibited objects and other innovations that were conceived in partnership with the Foodlab (culinary research and development laboratory).
Welcome to the world of science! Behind the Grand Palais, the Palais de la Découverte was founded in 1937 to make people aware of scientific methods. Visitors themselves are invited to experiment and understand the basic laws of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, medicine, and information technology. This smaller cousin of the Musée des Sciences de la Villette is very interesting.
Parc de la Villette is the setting for this huge science museum best known for its Géode dome and impressive 180-degree cinema. Natural and scientific phenomena are explained with the help of exhibitions in an area specially designed with kids in mind. Children aged three and over can visit a real submarine, the Argonaute, and find out how it works; temporary exhibitions are organized in Espace Explora.
L'Exploradome provides a great opportunity for children to learn about art and science. Through interactive exhibits, the young ones will learn about our technological and natural worlds. Many of the exhibitions are informative enough that even the adults will probably learn something.