Cite De L'espaceCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Avenue Jean Gonord, 31500 Toulouse, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-567222324
- Ticket Price: 21 EUR
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Theme Park, Planetarium , Family And Kids
I can’t imagine how a space-themed park can go wrong. It can’t. The park is as much about exploration as it is about first conquest. There’re full size models of the Ariane 5 rocket, Mir space station and the Soyuz modules. There are immersive interactive exhibits through which you can mimic putting rickets into space. The Terr@dome displays the history of the universe from the Big Bang to the forming of the solar system. There’s two planetariums. There’s physics lectures…the place is huge and with surprises in every corner. Half the parts and pieces you see here, engines and all are the real deal. For a kid, it’s a whole new sort of wonderland. There’s even an exhibit on the Mars Lander now.
- Car park, wheelchairs and push chairs available.
- Diaper changing facilities available.
- There’s a picnic area.
- Buy tickets online to avoid long queues.
- Pets, dangerous objects, inflammables, intoxicants and weapons not allowed.
- Timings may change and park may close without notice.
- Unemployed and disabled will get a discount.
- Further discounts for children and students, free for under 5.
- Times may vary in different months. Check official website for exact timings.
- By Train station: Gare de Montaudran
- Snack Bar
- Astronauts Cafe
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33.79% of people who visit Toulouse include Cite De L'espace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
95% of people start their Cite De L'espace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Cite De L'espace
93.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cite De L'espace
It is a very nice open-air museum, in which the most of objects and attractions are interactive, which makes it much more interesting and funny. I would say it is very didactic (ideal for children as well), so everyone can enjoy. The have a small cinema, which is nice, and also an exposition area (I didn't go, but people say it is very very interesting the expositions there). I spent 3 hours there, but could be 5 if I would like to see EVERYTHING. Nice and different museum, I recommend it :)
I was here on a glorious summer evening and had an amazing time. Even the first simple "infinity walk" showing where we are at different resolutions - 1m to 10^13m showing the network shapes of galaxy clusters. The highlight of the evening was the Mir space station. It is incredible to think that these linked pieces of reinforced "tin can" were the home to human beings with nothing more than a couple of centimetres between your oxygen supply and empty space. Absolutely fascinating. We didn't even find the time to explore inside the main building.
The children quite liked it. The playground with space theme was cute. I thought the exhibitions were sometimes a bit redundant and that there were too many screens. The planetarium show about the auroras was surprisingly shallow. The staff’s delivery during the various presentations seemed a bit stiff and over-memorized, which gave the impression that they didn’t always master the subject matter.
it is a very good place to learn about space and it looked really good. but I must say that it did not stand up to expectations. there were very cool facts and it was presented well But some of the technology was not working or hard to understand what to do. But the biggest put back was the rides, it would take 45 minutes to wait for 2 minutes on a moon type experience bouncing about with a space like an experience.
An interesting place but a lot to improve. Avoid shows if you are not French speaker. At the entrance they give you what seems a personalized schedule for your concrete date of visit and language. This lead us to suppose that the show schedule was for our language, and that was a mistake. All shows were in French except for one. The moon runner activity is disappointing: only three kids in each show can try the spacial dress that allows them to experiment lunar gravity. The translation in the planetarium show is partial (incomplete) and technically not well solved, you hear French and music directly and translation without music from the earphones. My overall sensation is that it is too expensive for what you get.