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Children and families

For children: From the "Galerie des enfants" (Kids Gallery) to the museum, and from the "Atelier des enfants" (Kids Studio) to the major temporary exhibitions, the Centre Pompidou has devised activities for all ages and tastes!
For parents: At the Centre Pompidou, adults are there to take part in the current activity as go-betweens and players. The participatory dimension of projects encourages the delight of making things and having fun together, sharing a moment of creativity as a family.

For teenagers: The Centre Pompidou has created Studio 13/16, an open space with free programmes dedicated to 13-16 year-olds. 

Enfant lisant un cartel dans le Musée 

Labels for young visitors in the collection

There are labels designed for young visitors for over forty works at the museum.
Texts at children’s height to observe, marvel, dream, have fun, and more... 
Discover this special route during your visit as a family!


The Galerie des enfants is an exhibition area open to all artistic disciplines where children and their families can develop their outlook on creation through observation and experimentation.


Each year, the Galerie des Enfants presents two new workshop-exhibitions devised by contemporary artists. These are interactive and fun, enabling children to explore the world of the visual artist, architect, dancer, designer, musician or writer concerned, and share his or her approach and creative practices.


Discover the current exhibition

Practical information

From the age of 3, 4 or 5, up to 10

Children must be accompanied by an adult during their visit


Opening times: 

Every day except Tuesdays - during periods when an exhibition is programmed

From 11 am to 7 pm

Booking a time slot is strongly recommended.



  • Free for children
  • For adults, accessible with a one of these tickets:
    • "Children's Gallery + Collection" ticket
    • "Children's Gallery + Collection" Family Pack
    • "All exhibitions + Collection" Day ticket
  • Free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month


Buy a ticket online

or by phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33 Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays) from 9 am to 7 pm

Workshops and circuits

The "Atelier des Enfants" (Kids Studio) develops small children’s awareness of art and creation. Children experiment with techniques, handling materials and organising composition layout, thus exploring the inner workings of the artist’s approach. At the Museum, members of the public cast their knowing, inquiring gaze on selected works. Whatever area is explored, each proposal is based on daily experience and a sensorial approach that enriches children’s perception and makes them keen to find out more about today’s creation. 


Artistic technique workshops, circuits through the museum with musicians or actors, active tours of the museum. These activities always include time spent in front of actual works in the museum or a temporary exhibition.

Station 0.2

A space 100% dedicated to kids

Inaugurated in November 2022, Station 0.2 invites babies aged between 6 months and 2 years to share a moment of discovery with their families. The space is a veritable experimentation ground, offering sensory, interactive and immersive workshops to help children make their first contact with contemporary art.

Practical information


From the age of 6 months, up to 10

Activities take place as a family, with the compulsory participation of a parent.


Opening times:

  • During school period: every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
  • During the school holidays (zone C): every day except Tuesdays

A supervisor will welcome you at the entrance to the Atelier des Enfants 30 minutes before the workshop starts.


 Adult rate   Child rate 
"Workshop" or "Museum tour" ticket€10 / €8* per adult€8 per child


The "Workshop" ticket also provides admission the same day to the museum.

Visitors who already have a "Workshop" or "Museum tour" ticket dated the same day can enter the Centre Pompidou via the priority queue.


Buy a ticket online

or by phone: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33 Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays) from 9 am to 7 pm


*See conditions for discounts and free admission

Events as a family

The Centre Pompidou provides numerous free activities for children and their families:

  • "Creation as a family" in October: a highlight of the back-to-school period to discover the new season
  • "Mini-Party" in Winter: an event for the little ones aged 0 to 5
  • "Come to the Centre Pompidou" in June: children who come with their classes to the Centre Pompidou can invite their parents, friends, relatives, along for a special day
  • "Impromptus" on the first Sunday of the month: free workshops for the whole family in the Forum

Find out all the program

Practical information


From the age of 2, and up 

Activities take place as a family with the participation of at least one parent. 


Activities are accessible without a reservation within the limit of places available

Studio 13/16

Studio 13/16 is a social place dedicated to teenagers aged from 13 to 16 and young adults, where they can enjoy hands-on experience and exchanges with creators.

All aspects of contemporary creation are involved: the visual arts, dance, music, film, games and video clips, new digital broadcasting methods, fashion, design, books and more.

Discover its world here


The Studio 13/16 programme consists of workshops carried out with artists and a number of free events.


Consult the current programme

Practical information


Opening times:

From 2 to 6 pm

  • during school period: every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
  • during the school holidays (zone C): C): every day except Tuesdays

Free; no reservation needed, within the limit of available places


Join Studio 13/16 on Facebook and Instagram