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Cite de l'Espace

Avenue Jean Gonord, 31506 Toulouse, France
+33 5 67 22 23 24
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Ranked #19 of 51 attractions in Toulouse
Type: Science Museums
Description: Visitors to this unique science museum discover the mysteries of the Earth and Universe through interactive exhibits and displays.
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Oude Niedorp
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Cite de l'espace has it all to be a top attraction. However, the queueing procedure made people behave badly. Getting in front of eachother was common practice. The service at the restaurant at the Imax theater was poor. The food was getting cold, the guys behind the counter were unfriendly and the logistics was even worse.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The mockups of the Mir space station and the Soyuz capsule are good fun. I certainly had no idea how tiny the Soyuz was. Everything else is a bit mundane, so the whole experience, as a package, is, to my mind, well overpriced.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited here with 3 girls 6,3,2 and while we looked at the static displays (Soyuz/Mir/ powers of ten, the smallies were ho-hum. But once we got to the Ariane 5 rocket and the interactive build a spaceship/ be a spaceman/press buttons the 3 of them lit up and spent ages playing and messing with the buttons. Two of the... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I visited here with my nephew and his friend aged 12 & 11. The exhibits in the main entrance area are all interactive and presented in 3 languages which is good as none of us speak French. Unfortunately some of the other exhibits are only in French which did detract from our enjoyment. The IMAX and planetarium provide translation sets... More

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El Tarter, Andorra
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I took my 5yr old son to Space City for a day trip & he absolutely loved it, there are lots of things for little people to touch & explore, I normally spend the day saying 'don't touch, don't touch', however I was pleasantly suprised at Space City as everything is so interactive. My little boy climbed inside the space... More

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Toulouse, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a great place if you or your child have a keen interest in space - if you are only vaguely interested you might be better off dropping the space enthusiast's off and going shopping in Toulousse. There is loads of reading information & interactive activities but none that particularly enthrall end my 7 year daughter, but my 9... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went with my 16 year old son who is interested in all things scientific and we both loved our visit here. The air condiitoned Imax cinema with two presentations - one on near miss collisions with earth and the other on the far galaxy was a good thing to do when the temperature got hot outside. We easily took... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Going on previous reviews we decided to eat there. Bad idea. Main restaurant closed. Snack bar closed. Other eating place in the planetarium, had tables laid for kids school party, only sold cold drinks (€3 each) and an almond muffin. English translation machines are old but free. Other than that, have to give it 4/5 for displays and attractions and... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Extraordinaire place! There are so many things to do there, enough to entertain you for a full day. Many interactive things, very well presented, for adults and for kids, you don't even need to have astronomy as a hobby to get captivated. It is also well suited for non French speakers. Many of the organized activities are in the afternoon,... More

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Wiltshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Not a bad place to visit, but I went as a business group so we had the place to ourselves. The stellarium was ok but the focus of the projection was not very sharp. Some interesting displays and rocket parts to seee and touch. The full size Ariane5 is impressive, I didn't get the chance to see the Mir space... More

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