of scientific culture
of scientific culture
Le Quai des Savoirs – Toulouse
The Quai des Savoirs is a place of scientific discovery and awakening for all visitors, even the very young!
With a varied and multi-disciplinary programme, featuring exhibitions, shows, workshops, courses, hands-on experiences and meetings with researchers, there is always something happenings at the Quai des Savoirs. Here you can find areas for experimentation and encounters, a large exhibition hall covering 800m², the Café du Quai and the Quai des Petits for children under 7.
Upon entering the reception hall, you find numerous interactive features that can be browsed freely and allow you to be amazed and to question local research and innovations. In the hands-on hall you can experiment with science and its effects yourself. It is home to original exhibitions that invite visitors to explore what happens behind the scenes in laboratories and innovative companies. The exhibition hall is the largest of its kind in Toulouse, with 800m² devoted to life-sized quarterly exhibitions on scientific and technical culture.
The Quai des Petits is an area devoted to under-7s and allows them to discover what science can teach them about the world, focusing on play, experimentation, listening and observing.
At the Quai des Savoirs, researchers, engineers, businesses, associations, artists and educators all cross paths. From these encounters a great many actions are born that centre on creativity, mediation and participatory science. A reservoir of activities of all types, the Quai des Savoirs reveals the latest technological advances and explains industrial crafts so that we can understand and work together to build the society of tomorrow from a very young age, making use of knowledge, learning and skills whilst developing our own curiosity and imagination.
Come and participate in the innovations of the future!
Museum – Toulouse
An exhibition at the heart of living things
Step back in time and set off to explore the very first species at Le Muséum… Delve into the heart of natural history and living things will no longer hold any secrets for you!
Discover the secrets of living things
Set off on an expedition in Le Muséum and go back to the origins of living things!
In the heart of Toulouse, within the garden quarter, Le Muséum unveils the secrets of the living world and the relationships that link Mankind and Nature.
How old is the Earth? What are the effects of a seismic shock? What does a giant squid look like? From floor to ceiling Le Muséum will provide the answers to these questions…and many more besides!
Upon entry you will be greeted by Punch the elephant and Twiga the giraffe. If you lift your gaze you can also see the skeleton of a Quetzalcoatlus with its great wings spread.
Your expedition in Le Muséum takes in a number of spaces focusing on the following themes:
Earth: forces, movements, energies.
Living things: diversity, classification, organisation.
Life through time: continuity, rupture, life forces.
The needs of mankind: the major functions of living things.
Life tomorrow? Learn and act now.
Numerous workshops are available for children. Please find out more before your visit.
La Cité de l’espace – Toulouse
Experience the life of an astronaut! The new exhibition at the Cité de l’Espace will let you enter the extraordinary day-to-day life of an astronaut in orbit around the Earth.
Meet the astronauts
The International Space Station (ISS) is a spacecraft that makes an orbit of the Earth every 1h30 at an altitude of 400km with 6 astronauts on board. In a weightless environment everything is different and every simple action has to be reinvented and relearnt.
Space is a very particular environment that affects every function and movement of the body.
In order to get you closer to the life of an astronaut on a space mission it will be the astronauts themselves that guide this exhibition. Using original facilities they provide evidence of their strange day-to-day existence in space. They will show you their work, their craft and this truly unusual environment.
Under the skin of an astronaut
After a presentation of astronaut training methods, you are plunged into a realistic backdrop that puts you 400km above the Earth as you enter the Space Station, which acts as a home and a laboratory for the astronauts. Thanks to specific experiences you will discover the astonishing living conditions of an astronaut in space, where every action is brand new: washing, eating, working, relaxing…all this and 16 sunsets and sunrises every day!
You can also enjoy the unbeatable view that only astronauts experience from the Space Station every single day: the Earth speeding by at 8km per second, or travelling between Paris and Toulouse in 75 seconds! This will really open your eyes to the true beauty of our living planet.
Come and have fun in these backdrops that will allow you to immerse yourself into Space and take part in experiences that will initiate you into the extraordinary living conditions of an astronaut.
The Runway of Giants – Toulouse
From December 2018, come and marvel at the fabulous story of the pioneers of Aéropostale, on the very spot where they first took to the skies. The gigantic machines of the La Machine Company will be another treasure of this site.
Expected to open in December 2018.
Photo credit : ©Arotcharen
Aéroscopia – Blagnac
Experience the aeronautical adventure
Throw open the doors to this museum dedicated to the aeronautical industry and explore the history of aviation thanks to its exceptional collection.
7,000m² devoted to the history of aviation
Aeroscopia offers entertaining and interactive areas, an exhibition of legendary aircraft (Concorde, Caravelle, Super Guppy, A300B…) and exceptional events that are waiting to be discovered.
Built to resemble the fuselage of an airplane, this 7,000m² building devoted to the history of aviation houses an exceptional collection: iconic aircraft, scale models, a large historic mural.
Step aboard legendary aircraft: Concorde, an Airbus A300B with a glass bottom or even the Super Guppy.
Themed interactive spaces also await you: construct an airplane, discover what happens behind the scenes on a flight, step inside aeronautical archaeology…
Visits are suitable for all, independent, guided or video-guided, covering technical, sociological and historical themes.
Prepare your visit with the Aeroscopia app.
The Aeroscopia app gives you information throughout your independent visit and offers you two trails with geolocation facilities. There is even an augmented reality surprise to help you enjoy the visit further!
You can download the app before arrival and use it on site without a connection (67 Mo) :
Prepare your stay
Go to https://www.toulouse-visit.com/prepare-your-stay to find all the practical information for preparing your stay in Toulouse: accommodation, tourist office, transport, airport and railway links…