The Poincaré House: A Mathematics Museum In Paris.
The Poincaré House, which was inaugurated in September 2023 in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, is the first museum in France dedicated to mathematics. We invite you to discover this original and playful place that has set out to make visitors of all ages love math.
The first French museum of mathematics
It is in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris, facing the Institut Poincaré, a major center for mathematics in France, that the first museum in France dedicated to this discipline has been established.
La Maison Poincaré opened its doors to the public on September 30, 2023, with the ambition of reintroducing visitors to this often unloved and poorly understood subject by the French.
Through its 900 square meters of exhibition space, this mathematics museum hopes, among other objectives, to restore the reputation of this specialty and attract young men and women to largely unknown careers.
Note: all educational content presented in this museum is adapted for children from the age of 13. Family tours and workshops are accessible to younger children, starting at the age of 7.
A place where math comes to life.
If you are one of the many French people who have bad memories of their math classes, visiting this new entertaining and interactive museum could change your perspective on this subject.
The Poincaré House allows you to get a hands-on experience with mathematics in a very concrete way by playing, sorting, experimenting, and listening. The visit itinerary has been designed to make this scientific subject more playful, concrete, and closer to everyday life.
Contrary to what most people imagine, mathematics is not limited to abstract calculations and numbers... To fight against this persistent stereotype, the museum highlights the connections between math and other disciplines as well as their practical applications in everyday life.
A playful journey for a living science.
The Poincaré House hosts a permanent exhibition composed of 7 spaces designated by action verbs: connect, become, share, invent, model, visualize, and breathe!
This approximately 2-hour visit offers manipulations, interactive devices, collectible objects, videos, and even an immersive mixed reality experience.
This new space dedicated to mathematics also hosts temporary exhibitions devoted to famous figures in the history of the discipline or current topics such as artificial intelligence.
Here is the useful information to prepare for your visit to Maison Poincaré, a mathematics museum in Paris.
11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
Phone: +33 1 44 27 64 73
Email: [email protected]
The museum is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
It is open:
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
• Saturday: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Last entry 45 minutes before closing.
• Full price: €10.
• Reduced price: €5 (for those under 25 years old).
• Free for those under 18 years old, job seekers, and disabled individuals upon presentation of valid proof.
Note: All areas of the museum are accessible to people with disabilities (limited mobility, visually impaired, and hearing impaired).