Exploradôme: “Please touch the exhibits” – a different kind of science museum!

The Exploradôme is an interactive science museum created by Savoir Apprendre, an association based in Vitry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France. It is the third science museum in the Paris region, after La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and Le Palais de la Découverte. The museum’s goal is to improve access to scientific and technical culture, with ambitious aims in terms of equal opportunities and social cohesion. The Foundation has been supporting their work since 2015.

Savoir Apprendre organizes a number of free, after-school activity clubs at Exploradôme, called the Explora Clubs:

– In the “budding roboticists” and “robotics experts” clubs the participants build robots from recycled materials;

– The “Socially aware science” club raises future citizens’ awareness of water management, air pollution, and climate change.

The informal educational methods used by these interactive clubs give young people from the town’s priority education areas access to scientific culture, in order to improve their academic results and get them involved in a project.

The Foundation supports the association by financing the acquisition of IT equipment, scientific equipment for the experiments, and furniture.

In January 2017, the members of the Project Selection Committee and the Air Liquide Foundation’s team tried out the scientific experiments presented at Exploradôme.

A big thank you to Savoir Apprendre for having us!


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