The Cité de l’espace: the best place to view the universe.
The space park with a multi-mission statement:
Combining fun and education in one theme park, the Cité de l’espace was created to answer the questions everyone asks about space exploration and technology: The Cité de l’espace answers all these questions though an impressive array of interactive exhibits, features and very active events calendar. Located in one of Europe’s focal points of the aerospace industry, the Cité de l’espace is backed by the big names in the scientific, industrial and academic communities in Toulouse.
Bringing science and technology home:
Acknowledged in Europe as a centre of excellence for the dissemination of scientific and technological culture, the Cité de l’espace welcomes a huge number of visitors (falilies, schoolchildren, seniors, etc…) every year wanting to know more about space exploration, its objectives and its impact on their lives. The array of facilities placed at their disposal (interactive terminals, Planetarium shows, guided tours, hands-on experiments, discovery courses, etc…) helps them to acquire new knowledge.
The Cité is a major tourist attraction. Thanks to a well packaged offering, targeted promotional and commercial strategies and support from the tourism sector, the Cité de l’espace contributes to Toulouse and the Midi-Pyrenees’ image worlwide.
Attractions like the Cité de l’espace, Pic du Midi, Hameau des étoiles, and the Airbus assembly line have put the Midi-Pyrénées region on the aerospace map as uniquely applealing and comprehensive tourist destination.
The Cité de l’espace has won a large number of distinctions such a Gold Star Award granted by tourism journalists to prime visiting locations throughout Europe.
A showcase for the aerospace industry :
Strongly supportive of the industrial and scientific community, the Cité de l’espace plays a premier role in promoting stake-holders in the aerospace sector. It is also a showcase for public institutions, laboratories, companies and universities to show the public, partners and customers their achievement and projects.
The Cité de l’espace is often chosen as a venue for programme launches, inaugurations and other media events.