Cité de l’Espace (SEMECCEL)
Member since: 2014
La Cité de l’espace is the main Science Center in Europe dedicated to space and astronomy, with 300 000 visitors every year. Since its opening in 1997 it has welcomed 5 Million visitors. It is located at the heart of Toulouse (France), the European capital of space. Important stakeholders of the field like Airbus Group, CNES and Meteo France took part to its foundation and are now major supporters of our institution.
Advocating for the human and cultural dimension of space, sharing advances in space and astronomy as widely as possible, inciting people to learn more, inspiring vocations, disseminating news: such are the roles of Cité de l’espace.
La Cité de l’espace displays 3000m² of permanent exhibitions including a moon rock (NASA loan), temporary exhibition and children exhibition, 5ha of Gardens with a full engineering model of the Mir Station, full scale model of Ariane 5 rocket, interactive games, a 3D Imax and 2 state of the art Planetariums as well as an astronomical