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Review of Cite de l'espace

Cite de l'espace
Ranked #15 of 143 things to do in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Visitors to this unique science museum discover the mysteries of the Earth and Universe through interactive exhibits and displays.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

A magnificent place to understand the ljourney of space. Many interactive displays and amazing pieces. The most interesting hing is that it captures all ages and truly displays that space is a world thing not just to the Americans and Russians. Congrats to ll you must go there

Thank neilbidgood
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Gladstone, Australia
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good space experience”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was a good experience, but better if you had kids and wanted to give them a life sized experience. The headsets that they use in the shows are a bit hit and miss and mine didn't work at all. Despite that I still enjoyed the spectacular.

Visited July 2012
Thank Nate_76
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Toulouse, France
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77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Expensive for what it is”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Entry is very expensive though there's an interesting variety of exhibits. When we visited (a Saturday afternoon), the cafeteria had a very poor choice of pre-packaged food available. Disappointing and a bit lacklustre when compared to the NASA equivalent at the Kennedy Space Center.

Thank Daniel C
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good park for school trip”
Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

The Cite de l'Espace is located a bit outside Toulouse. It is recommendable to reach the Metro-station "Jolimont" by the same Metro because from there the bus "Ligne 37" leads to the city directly.

The city is a theme park based on space, the entrance is about 20 € and the visit could take from 3 hours to all day. At the beginning explains, some physics law, the atmosphere and space weather, then some model rocket and a description of the volcano engine used for propulsion. The most interesting part is in the basement where there are all models of the rovers sent on Mars, in particular there was a demonstration about "Curiosity" the rover now working on the red planet.

The core of the park is in the garden where it is exposed an Ariane rocket, two hundred feet high, a copy of the Mir space station, the Soyuz spacecraft and different satellites. I also took a look to the show on the Hubble in the IMAX cinema in the park, not a big deal... At the end it is a very good park for school trip in high school.

Thank pedroluis2209
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Vitoria, ES
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166 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit with small kids”
Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

A Nice park with several activities for kids up to 12.
Good 3D movie, expositions and interactive toys.
Cozzy playground with tematic toys.
Restaurant with reasonable prices.
If you don't speak French it will hard to translater to the kids.

Thank Luca F
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