La Maison de l'Air offers a permanent exhibition that is open to
the public and they also have educational workshops for children but these are by prior
arrangement, yet although the studies conducted here are of great importance, the
exhibitions are colourful and interesting, even with kites displayed and used for
This particular museum in Paris is like no other and it
allows you to explore the roles of air in our environment, from it being used to sustain
life, allow birds to fly, allow plants to pollinate, the history of the atmosphere and
what that means to us, through to pollution and what that is doing to our environment
through air quality.
Also included in the presentations are how insects and other creatures overcome gravity,
how sound travels through the air and how odours are dispersed, which is a fascinating
look at something we all take for granted.
There is a light and friendly atmosphere in this museum, which makes the exhibition both
educational and fun, even though it is done in such a way as to make the general public
more aware of their surroundings.
Through satellite images available on the spot, you can view the air quality of Paris in
real time, hour by hour, along with the weather as whole, plus there is a room that
includes hands on instruments, which is fascinating and a fun way for all the family to
become more aware of what is always around us.
The Maison de l'Air is open from April to September on a Tuesday to Friday from 1.30pm
through to 5.30pm and at the weekends, it is open from 1.30pm through to 6,30pm.
In the months of October and March it is open on a Tuesday to a Sunday, from 1.30pm
through to 5.30pm.
From November through to February, this Paris museum
is open on a Tuesday to a Sunday from 1.30pm through 5pm.
Throughout the whole year it is always closed on Mondays and also all of the national
holidays, but when it is open, the entrance is completely free, plus the nearest Metro
station is the Pyrenees.
Address & Contact Details:
Maison de l'Air
Telephone: 1 43 28 47 63