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The Planetarium

In the company of a scientific guide, take a journey through the cosmos to discover planets, stars and galaxies. Forteen different sessions are available, some of which are updated every year.
Where does the Sun hide when the night falls? Is the universe limited? What is a black hole? Will Man visit Mars some day? Learn, observe, wonder, marvel… The Planetarium, the ideal venue to discover and explore our universe, invites you to observe the sky and the phenomena that occur in it. This unique cultural facility is open to everyone: children, adults, experts or complete novices. Sessions under the great dome, lectures, workshops, mini-courses are all available to help you learn, discuss and take your first steps in astronomy. Sit back comfortably in your seat, look up and let yourself be led through the stars... The Planetarium's astronomical simulator takes you on a journey to the very heart of celestial phenomena: the images are projected onto a giant 360° dome screen, filling the spectators' entire field of vision. Total immersion in the Universe! Learn to recognise planets, nebula and constellations... Or journey millions of light years from the Earth in a matter of seconds to explore superclusters of the galaxies. A scientific guide will accompany you throughout your voyage. A session lasts for 1 hour (special 4 - 7 year-olds) or 1 hour 15 minutes. Every journey is different: you'll never make the same discoveries twice!

Services

Educational visits, Coach access, Room hire, Shop, Wi-fi

Equipements

Toilets, Air conditioning, Parking

Langues parlées

English, French

Contact details

Place de la Nation (face à l’Hôtel de Ville, près du Centre Culturel Charlie Chaplin) 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin

Tel. : 04 78 79 50 10

Rates

Adult: 9 €
Child: 7 €
Student: 7 €
Set price group adults: 6 €.

Reduced price € 7 for seniors >65 years, family and unemployed persons.
1st month' saturday free
Free access with Lyon City Card.

Opening times

Open Wed.: 1:30 pm-5 pm, Sat., Sun and bank hols.: 10:30-6 pm and by appointment on Tue., Thu., and Fri. School hols: daily 10:30 am-6 pm. Closed on Jan. 1st, March 8th, May 1st and 3rd, Dec. 25th.

Booking

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