Ten exhibitions to see with kids (even the little ones) in Nord and Pas-de-Calais

“Really alive! » at the Departmental Scientific Forum, Villeneuve-d’Ascq

How do we know something is alive? Most of the time, children see everything that moves alive. They quickly learn that animals and humans are alive, but plants don’t move? The exhibition invites discovery and experience. Everyone is invited to observe, reflect, compare and develop their critical mind in a universe inhabited by eight strange beings with one of the criteria for identifying living beings. >>> Read: Exploring living things with 2-7 year olds in Forum Science

Until November 19 at the Department Science Forum, 1, place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville. School periods: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, sessions at 14.15, 15.30 and 16.45. School holidays: Tuesday to Friday, sessions 11.15, 14.15, 15.30 and 15.00; Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, sessions 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm and 4.45pm. For accompanied ages 2-7. €6, under 26s free. This kind. : 03 59 73 96 00. forumdepartementaldessciences.fr

“Special effects, explode the screen!” » at the Departmental Scientific Forum, Villeneuve-d’Ascq

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Created by the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in co-production with the National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC), the visitor is invited to go beyond the screen to discover commerce. the secret of special effects from pre-production to film release. How were they conceived, integrated into the script, and how were they realized? What professions are involved in their production? Thanks to the advent of technical and technological innovations introduced by digital technology, special effects take the illusion even further.

>>> Read: How I played the “pros” of special effects on Science Forum

Until August 27 at the Department Science Forum, 1, place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville. School periods: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, free visit from 14:00 to 18:00. School holidays: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm free visit. From the age of 9. €6, under 26s free. This kind. : 03 59 73 96 00. forumdepartementaldessciences.fr

“Well protected! 200 years of collections” at the Natural History Museum in Lille

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In 2022, the Natural History Museum of Lille celebrates its 200th anniversary. An opportunity to highlight its history and the richness of its collections through an exhibition. Thanks to the immersive scenario, visitors who go behind the scenes of the museum will have the feeling of walking in the reserves and will discover objects and samples that have never been opened before, some of the four protected collections: zoology, geology, ethnography, science and technology. . How are the reserves organized? How to store and maintain collections?

Until July 3 at the Museum of Natural History (temporary exhibition hall), 23, Rue Gosselet. Weekdays, except Tuesdays, from 9:30 to 17:00, weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. An all-public, educational book for children ages 7 and up. €5/3.50, free for children under 12. This kind. : 03 28 55 30 80. mhn.lille.fr

Mathissime at the Palace of the Universe and Sciences in Cappelle-la-Grande

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What if we reinvented math in a fun and interactive way? Mathematics is a way of understanding the world that everyone always has without knowing it. On a daily basis, since birth, we think mathematically, making connections between things, people or ideas and checking for consistency with logic! Some fear it, some pet it, and yet math can be tested, played, shared! The important place given to experimentation in this exhibition allows everyone to exercise and evaluate their abilities of attention, observation, perseverance, logic and reasoning.

>>> Read: Math at PLUS is fun and interactive

Until September 2 PLUS, rue du Planétarium. School Periods: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm School Holidays: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm: to 30, weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. From the age of 6. €2. This kind. : 03 28 60 50 95. le-plus.fr

“At the table of the giants. Gastronomy on liners at the Port Museum, Dunkirk

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Museum’s 30th anniversary exhibition. Immediate landing in New York on the legendary North Atlantic line. From first to third class, sit aboard the most prestigious ships of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, from the first floating palaces of the late 19th century to the famous palaces. France 1962 year. Discover the grandeur, flavors, front and backstage of the legendary liners, the true ambassadors of the national know-how seas. A touch of nostalgia, luxurious jewelry, china and glassware… will immerse you in the world of luxury and the French way of life, whose fame has crossed all oceans.

>>> Read: “At the table of giants”, a century of gastronomy on luxury liners at the Port Museum

Until March 5 at the Port Museum, 9, quai de la Citadelle. Daily (Tuesday: only during school holidays) from 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 18:00. From the age of 7. €6/4; family, €15. This kind. : 03 28 63 33 39. museeportuaire.com

“Sciences Box”, “Desserts” and “Sens 5 & +” at Cité Nature in Arras


On the first floor of the Cité Nature, the permanent exhibitions are divided into three sections: the “nature” space, the “food” space and the “history” space. Temporary exhibitions are held in the mezzanines on the upper floor.

Science box (until February 26). Halfway between an interactive science fair and an escape game, “Sciences Box” invites you to test your knowledge with 16 challenges!

deserts (until February 26). Hot deserts, cold deserts, stone or sand deserts, this 150 m2 exhibition reveals their secrets. Is there life? How do plants, animals and people survive in extreme desert conditions? Take time to settle in an authentic Mauritanian tent…

5 and + sense (until October 15). The concept of meaning goes back 2300 years ago, Aristotle was the first to name and quantify them… Today, scientists are of the same opinion: we have not 5, but 9 senses! Come and discover what the 4 senses are, in addition to touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight… For children, from the age of 3, an 80 m long sensory trail, for adults and adults, thematic pits with more special content.

> What do we eat? (all year). Both simple and complex, this theme deserves a playful and colorful design. The promotional materials are intended to be original and surprising: market stalls for food groups with colorful shades and slates, a mobile cream truck, a fishing boat, a giant pumpkin, a 10 m high food pyramid… Several readings are offered. levels, the exhibition is intended for children over 3 years old, as well as accompanying parents and adults.

>>> Read: Tested for you, the new Cité Nature exhibition “What do we eat? »

At Cité Nature, 25, Boulevard Schuman. Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00. For everyone. 7 euros for adults, 3 euros for 3-11 years old, 4 euros for 12-18 years old, Tel. : 03 21 21 59 59. citenature.com

“Trumpets and You” at the Ancient Forum in Bavai


The archaeological museum of the Northern Department presents a Roman body discovered on the site in April 2021. It was discovered in the framework of preventive excavations carried out in the upper part of the construction site of the covered route. In relation to this discovery, learn about the many mediating devices associated with excavations and archaeological research. Around the exhibition: guided tours, family activities, “Expo in your pocket” booklet (€5).

>>> Read: The Roman trumpet found during the excavations was presented to the general public

Until November 7 at the Ancient Forum, 2, allée Chanoine-Henri-Bievelet. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 18:00; Wednesday and Saturday from 13:00 to 18:00. For everyone. €6/4, under 26s free. This kind. : 03 59 73 15 50. forumantique.fr

“Champolyon, the path of the hieroglyphs” at the Louvre-Lens


Traveling through more than 350 works, sculptures, paintings, artworks, documents and graphic arts, the exhibition traces the story and context of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) – intellectual, scientific, cultural, archaeological as well as political – to this scholar 200 years ago made it possible to reveal the thousand-year-old secret of hieroglyphs.

>>>> Read: With Champollion at the Louvre-Lens, we unraveled the mystery of hieroglyphs

Until January 23, Louvre-Lens, 99, rue Paul-Bert. Every day except Tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00. For everyone. 11/6 €. This kind. : 03 21 18 62 62. louvrelens.fr

“Please touch. Art and substance” at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille

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Intended for all audiences, especially the blind and visually impaired, “Prière de touche” overturns the codes of traditional pilgrimage. The exhibition tells the story of sculpture on the human figure from antiquity to modern art, fifteen reproductions of the works to be touched. Techniques, materials, subjects, art objects are discovered differently and awaken all our senses. The journey continues in the Sculpture Gallery with new mediated media to see and touch.

>>>> Read: Volumes, materials, images: exhibitions in all directions at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille

Until February 27 at the Palace of Fine Arts, Place de la République (Atrium and Sculpture Gallery). Monday from 14:00 to 18:00, Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. For everyone. Free entry. This kind. : 03 20 06 78 28. pba.lille.fr

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