November 3, 2014

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
- Thomas Edison

with Matt Black 
Sunday November 16, 2014, 14h00-16h00
Presented by GiF's Little Mad Scientists' Club
Ages 7-10 years-old

Calling all our budding scientists for a scavenger hunt with Matt Black at the Musée des Arts et Métiers on Sunday November 16, 2014, 14h00-16h00. 
"What is Foucault’s Pendulum?  Where is the Marly Machine?  What does a Magdebourg Hemisphere do?  Who dug the Channel Tunnel?  Hidden in central Paris, in an old church, is a little-known gem of a museum – the Musée des Arts et Métiers (a museum of science and technology).  In it you can find everything from cars cut in half, planes made of cloth and computers the size of your bedroom to robot dolls, jet engines and microscopes from nearly five hundred years ago.  Come along with Matt Black on a scavenger hunt to find treasures of the history of science and technology from the eras of Galileo, Lavoisier and Edison to the present day!” 

How to reserve your spot? Please be sure to follow steps 1-3 below. First come, first served. 

Members have priority.

  1. Musée des Arts et Métiers Please note the age group, location and date, then email Cretha at  Subject: Scavenger Hunt
  2. Registration: fill out the online registration form by clicking here . 
  3. Participation fee, 12€, must be received in advance to confirm your spot. Check payable to Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016.  Please note that payment is non-refundable as we have fixed costs associated with this activity. Thank you for helping us stay organized. We can not accept registration or payment on day of event.
  4. Location: Musée des Arts et Métiers, 75003. Matt's event will last one hour; parents and children can continue with the visit or chose to meet up for a gouter near the museum. 
About Matt Black:  Matt has been a professional educator for two decades, and has always loved making science fun for kids.  His interactive programs incorporate humor, observation, movement, music, and multisensory and experiential learning.  Matt is a science teacher at the Lennen Bilingual School in Paris, and has previously served as an educator and program director for the Connecticut Audubon Society and the New Canaan Nature Center in Connecticut.  He was formerly on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association, and has also served as a lecturer at Yale University and with the Yale Alumni College Abroad program.  He is also a children’s musician here in Paris and seldom presents a science program without a musical footnote.  You can learn more about Matt at

As always, thank you for your support and interest.

Best regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly

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