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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 #18 of 57 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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went to Cite de l'Espace thinking it would be a good way to spend a couple of hours and ended up spending the whole day. The educational parts are fun and interactive and the history is well done as well. In addition to the exhibits there is a planetarium show and an IMAX show and a nice restaurant as well.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The museum and space garden is great to see and have a short visit. You can observe and enter a few of the spacecrafts and learn about the history of space exploring. There is a planetarium closeby as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was not expecting a great day as my interest in this was limited, but I agreed to take my 16 year old son. I have to say that it completely captivated me and I have found a whole new interest that I can share with my son. Be sure to view the IMAX film which was amazing and visit... More

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Playa del Ingles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

conveniently accessible by bus L16 if you don't drive, the Space City if full of satellites, rockets, launchers, children activities, movies etc... while it is not as huge as the Nasa Cape Canaveral Center it is worth a 2-3 hours visit...

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Turin, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Last year my son was 4, now at 5 he wanted to go back and the parc had evolved and had even more to offer e.g a great mars science class. Great place and a must for little science enthusiasts !

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have to say I was sceptical that this would be a good day, but we stayed all day and had a great time. Some interesting exhibits, some good things to do/interact with and a good day out. Although there are at least two places to eat, I would suggest taking lunch as they are not cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was on our list of places to visit this year but at about €100 for our family of 5 it was a bit rich. We then noticed it was open until 23.00hrs over the summer hols and is HALF PRICE after 7pm ☺. We went and really enjoyed it. Make sure you get the headphones for the IMAX. All... More

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Oude Niedorp
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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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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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