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Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery)
Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery) Review
The Palace of Discovery is a science museum in the rear of the Grand Palais complex with a wide variety of exhibits, from electricity to astronomy, spread out over two floors under an elegant glass-and-iron roof. Though there is little information in English, there are plenty of buttons and levers to press and pull to keep little (and not so little) hands busy. Temporary shows have included crowd-pleasers such as 2012's "Les Bêtes de Sexe" ("You Sexy Beast," according to the museum's own translation) examining the sex life of animals. The museum is the little cousin of the massive Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, with which it merged in 2009. There's also a planetarium on-site with several shows daily.
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