Ruptures — a Quirky Exploration of Science and Physics

Ruptures — a Quirky Exploration of Science and Physics

A fun, new exhibition called 'Ruptures' has come to the Palais de la Découverte from February 12, 2013 until November 10, 2013. With its location in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, this interesting exhibit hall is just a stone's throw away from the Hotel Powers, one of Les Grands Hôtels Parisiens that you could be staying at during your trip to the City of Light.

'Ruptures' is an exhibition that is dedicated to the science and mechanics of a variety of materials that impact our everyday lives. Through 55 interactive experiences, 'Ruptures' takes visitors on a journey to the heart of material science and engineering. As fun as it is educational, the exhibition makes for an enjoyable activity no matter what age you are.

In this way, visitors can understand how the pressure exerted on the ground from the point of a high heel is greater than the pressure exerted from an elephant's foot. They can also learn about the potential of innovations, as topics are explored such as the possibility of building a second Titanic that is truly unsinkable.

Learn about forces, pressures, shocks, rebounds, breaking, mixing, folding and other concepts of physics that animate our actions and interactions. Each of these concepts is explored through its own thematic section in the exhibition. Sixteen themes are explored in all, giving visitors an idea of the whole physical and mechanical spectrum.

Initially conceived and realized by the Centre Sciences, this exhibition has been retooled in order to optimize its Parisian debut. Moreover, the new 'Ruptures' has been enhanced to further emphasize the human aspect behind these scientific phenomena. The final result is an experience that will challenge, manipulate, test and delight any visitors to Paris who happen to stop by the Palais de la Découverte.

Palais de la Découverte

Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets: 8 euros