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Visit Toulousewith the family

Would you like to visit Toulouse with the kids? Whether you have a toddler, a teenager or a troop of little ones in tow, Toulouse offers a range of activities for the whole tribe to enjoy.

Time for adventure!

Head to the Cité de l’espace, a theme park that takes you to the edge of the Universe. During the school holidays, the Cité is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
You can examine a fragment of the moon under a magnifying glass, or go inside the Mir Space Station. The giant screen of the 3D IMAX cinema guarantees thrills and unforgettable memories. Children aged 4 to 8 even have their own special zone: the Cité des Petits is a playful exhibition space on two levels where children will have to plan a space mission and prepare a rocket for take-off.

As a pioneer city of aeronautics and space, Toulouse offers the opportunity to discover the many achievements past and present that make aircraft fly. The Aeroscopia museum is an extraordinary playground. On the tarmac, you can board the giant A380. Inside, there are many legendary aircraft on display: step aboard Concorde, enter the huge hold of the Super Guppy, an aircraft designed to transport large aircraft parts. Discover also the different jobs in the aeronautics industry. At the Envol des Pionniers (Flight of the Pioneers), the epic story of the first aeroplane crossings is explored. And you too can experience a flight aboard an old Bréguet XIV!

For those interested in social sciences, head to Le Muséum where everything is geared towards learning while having fun. Where does humankind come from? What is biodiversity? What is an earthquake? Have fun guessing the species of each of the 75 skeletons displayed in the six-metre-high glass wall.
 
Keep the discovery going at Le Quai des Savoirs and take an interactive approach to science. At the moment, the Critical Spirit exhibition helps you get smart and lets the whole family have fun while they learn: challenge yourselves as you hunt out the false information and preconceived ideas (in French). This topical exhibition allows you to test yourself by having fun on a game trail with a smart wristband. Ready to take up the challenge?
The Quai des Petits offers activities for children from 2 to 7 years old in 1h30 sessions, by reservation.
Here, you don't just use your eyes; you tinker, you experiment, you explore!

Fantastical creatures

From 5th February, the Halle de La Machine reopens its doors. It’s here to dazzle and enchant all children! We enter the extraordinary universe of the La Machine Company. Asterion the Minotaur slumbers alongside a giant spider. When he awakes, he gives you a ride on his back and allows you to see up close how the driver operates this mechanical creature.
The event not to be missed from 19th February is the arrival in Toulouse of the dragon-horse Long Ma from China...

Would you like to explore a wildlife park in your car and then on foot, playing the role of adventurer? That's what you can do at African Safari.

Visiter Toulouse en famille, le Muséum de Toulouse
Clara B Martin

Seasonal activities

  • The Toulouse violet blooms in winter and early spring: take the opportunity to smell its delicate fragrance at the Maison de la Violette.
  • Like every good gourmet, we never miss a thing when we go to the market! And at the Victor-Hugo market, go upstairs to enjoy the restaurants with local products.
  • Is it raining? You can play the role of an airline pilot on a flight simulator and choose to fly during unpredictable weather, for example. Because flying through a storm enables you to see the rain from a different angle!

sightseeing tours

Aeroscopia Museum; Place Sainte-Scarbes; tourist train ride.

Visiter Toulouse en famille, Aeroscopia
Clara B Martin
Visiter Toulouse en famille
Clara B Martin
Visiter Toulouse en petit train touristique
Rémi Deligeon