Maison de l’Air Museum in Paris
The Maison de l’Air is a unique museum in Paris that is situated within the Parc de Belleville and is a centre that measures the air quality in Paris, but they also hold permanent exhibitions and even workshops for people to discover more about the weather and climate.
About the Maison de l’Air Museum
The Maison de l’Air basically translates to House of the Air and even though it plays a major role in measuring air quality around Paris via AIRPARIF and the METOSAT satellite images that monitors the weather patterns within Europe, the permanent exhibitions are fun and interactive as well as being educational.
You are invited to discover the relationship between living beings and the air and how it is used to sustain life, how creatures overcome gravity, allow birds to fly, allow plants to pollinate and much more within one particular part of the exhibition.
This place also monitors the environment and pollution factors and provides people with a greater insight into taking care of our world, but again in a fun and interactive way so we can gain a greater understanding of our surroundings and look to helping future generations enjoy many of the things we take for granted.
There are many different themed rooms to discover, including lots of different instruments from both the past and present that have been used to monitor things such as wind and rain, a display of kites that are also used for demonstrations, plus you can view the satellite images of the weather in real time.
In fact the Maison de l’Air is also ideal for children to give them a greater insight into what we breathe in air, how do we know if it is clean, exploring all the senses like how sound travels through the air, the role air has in nature, and much more. And all this is done in a fun way, even though it is educational, which is why many school trips are organised here, and children can try a quiz to see how much they have learned or even attend a workshop conducted on set days.
Access to the Maison de l’Air Museum in Paris
Located within the Parc de Belleville in the 20th Arrondissement, this museum in Paris is open on a Tuesday through to a Sunday from 1.30pm and from the months of October to March it closes at 5pm, whereas from April to September it closes at 5pm on a weekday and at 6.30pm on weekends.
However, we would like to point out that the Maison de l’Air museum and exhibition is closed on a Monday and on all the French national holidays such as 1st May.
The nominal cost of entry is €3.50 as of 2013, however, children between the ages of 11 and 18 only pay €1.80, children between the ages of 6 and 11 are only charged €0.75, and those under the age of six are free.
Arriving via public transport in Paris, the nearest Metro stations are either the Pyrenees stop or the Couronnes stop, yet you can also get here by bus on number 26, and the pedestrian access to the Maison de l’Air as well as the Parc de Belleville is via Rue Piat.
More information on Parc de Belleville Park
- Parc de Belleville Park in Paris
Address and Contact Details
Maison de l’Air
27 Rue Piat
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 43 28 47 63
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