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Cite de l'Espace

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Address: Avenue Jean Gonord, 31506 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: +33 5 67 22 23 24
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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.
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Informative but not very entertaining

The problem with this 'attraction' for want of a better word, is that it is run by the local City hall and not by a private entrepreneur. The result is a very serious - overly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Paris
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The problem with this 'attraction' for want of a better word, is that it is run by the local City hall and not by a private entrepreneur. The result is a very serious - overly serious - centre that explains France's efforts at space exploration with a lot of background detail on what space is, where it is and why... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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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 

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Brussels
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35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

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Toulouse, France
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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.

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Minneapolis
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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 

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Lambesc, France
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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 

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Paris, France
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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...

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Toulouse, France
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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 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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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!

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Toulouse, France
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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.

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