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The Museum of Science Discovery
The Palais de la Découverte presents fundamental and contemporary science in a dynamic way in the form of interactive experiments explained by scientists.
It is equipped with different spaces to discover astronomy, biology, chemistry, maths, physics, and earth sciences. There are some special spaces as the 'Planetarium', the Electrostatic Room, the Acoustics Room and a room devoted to the sun and planets.
Two new permanent spaces were added recently: the 'Salle Lumière' (Light Room) designed to learn more about the chemistry, biology and physics behind this topic, and the 'Espace Hydrogène' (Hydrogen Area) which is devoted to the applications and issues with this form of energy!
History of the museum
The museum was created in 1937 by Jean Baptiste Perrin (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1926) during an international exhibition on "Arts and techniques in modern life". In 1938 the French government decided to convert the facility into a new museum, which now occupies 25,000 square metres within the west wing of the Grand Palais (Palais d'Antin) built for the Exposition Universelle (1900) to designs by architect Albert-Félix-Théophile Thomas.
In January 2010 the museum was merged with the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. The new institution is named Universcience.