We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cite de l'Espace

Science Museums, Museums
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: Avenue Jean Gonord, 31506 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: +33 5 67 22 23 24
Website
Description: Visitors to this unique science museum discover the mysteries of the Earth...
Visitors to this unique science museum discover the mysteries of the Earth and Universe through interactive exhibits and displays.
read more
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 529 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 235
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Most recent review
A must-visit in Toulouse!

Are you a fan of space? Well, this is the place for you. This really brought back the wondering child in us. Unique in Europe, the Cité de l’espace theme park has completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
Flight965
,
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Add Photo Write a Review

529 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Are you a fan of space? Well, this is the place for you. This really brought back the wondering child in us. Unique in Europe, the Cité de l’espace theme park has completely renovated its various interactive exhibition and activity areas in 2012. From 2014 until mid-2015, enjoy the temporary exhibition “Extremes explorations” (dedicated to Mars / Curiostity robot &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The space center has replicas of the Ariane space missile, the former Russian space lab MIR as well as other artificats that are currently employed on Mars etc. The center is mainly designed for children because of the many animations and interactive games. It lacks of technical details for adults and if you do not know the story of MIR,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toulouse, France
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited the Cité de l'Espace with our 2 grand-children for a day out last june. Expected more from our visit, so a little disappointed. The most interesting while very relaxing part was the show in the cine room. Children happy, but ready to leave after a couple of hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My kids (ages 7 and 5) have been interested in space for a couple of years. We visited Cape Canaveral about 18 months ago and Cite de l'espace is a great compliment to that experience. While Cite de l'espace is much smaller than Cape Canaveral we came away feeling that it was more educational for all family members. There are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lambesc, France
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is really a great outing for children and adults ! You can spend the whole day there and never get bored ! Try to go there when the holidays are over so that you won't wait too long for the attractions. There are so many things to see and experience...The kid's favourite is the "moonwalk" attraction which requieres patience... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A must see for all those who are in love with subjects related to aviation and space... you will have the chance to learn a lot about space missions and you will get the chance to visit a MIR station from the inside...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toulouse, France
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have taken various children to the cite de l espace, at various times and I have always wanted to go there just for myself, because there is much more to see than just the obvious attractions. It does need time and concentration though.The museum is fascinating and the weather studio has made me realise that I am a born... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Didn't know that this was in the city (on the outskirts), trip by bus, change of bus required from the centre of Toulouse. A well built park/attraction perfect for kids and adults. 2/3 hours needed to see it - if the weather is good, nice outdoor sections too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toulouse, France
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is an interesting place to visit especially if you have kids. The price is a little expensive but it is worth to pay that amount because of the activities proposed. You will need at least 7 to 8 hours to really enjoy your time. Check the program so you will not miss the activities and also the 3D animations/films.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Interesting displays. The planetarium is good. The imax is as you would expect. There needs to be more interactive displays and technology for kids. For such a large facility, there is not a great deal to hold the attention for more than an hour or two, except for the planetarium and imax. When you include those, you will fill in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cite de l'Espace also viewed

 
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
 

Been to Cite de l'Espace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cite de l'Espace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?