Exhibition: Viral. Du microbe au fou rire, tout s’attrape

Until the end of August 2017, the Palais de la Découverte invites young visitors to discover the spread of virus, in the health field, social networks or through a touch. The retrospective “Viral. Du microbe au fou rire, tout s’attrape” (“Viral. From the microbe to the outbursts of laughter, everything can be catch”) is divided into three parts to understand what is contagion, what is its diversity, and if we all are contagious. Here, the virus word is used in its large sense as well as its figurative one. Bacteria are as much mentioned as emotions and ideas, which propagate like virus. Therefore, the contagion can be “social”, causing phenomenon like laughter, yawn and empathy; it can also be “viral” through the Internet, and so, become sometimes dangerous. This scientific exhibition is accessible from age 9, and is translated in English and Spanish. It is to discover a few metro stations away from the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni, in the 8th arrondissement.

Exhibition “Viral. Du microbe au fou rire, tout s’attrape”, from October 18th 2016 to August 27th 2017.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30a.m. to 6p.m., and on Sunday from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Closed on Monday.
Full rate: €9 / Concessions (more than 65 years, less than 25): €7 / Free admission for children under age 3.

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Palais de la Découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 43 20 20
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 or 13).

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