Vulcania: opening of the largest planetarium in France

Vulcania opening of the largest planetarium in France

The Vulcania park offers many events and novelties for its 2023 season, including the opening of the largest planetarium in France!

Unmissable amusement park Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Vulcania reopens its doors to the public on March 29, 2023, with an unforgettable program. Here are the new features for young and old volcano fans:

What’s new at the Vulcania park?

Vulcania Park has a nice surprise in store for its visitors in 2023: the opening of the largest planetarium in France ! The inauguration will make it possible to discover this long-awaited place, since it was to open its doors in 2022, before a fire destroyed part of the building. On the program of this new structure, a beautiful journey into space to discover the solar system, And much more. In fact, this is an opportunity to discover extraterrestrial volcanism, which will thrill the whole family. On July 11, 2023, Vulcania will be the center of all attention, as it will host the start of the 10th stage of the Tour de France ! The opportunity for the park to offer special events around cycling and volcanoes, nights during the summer, to continue its shows (Vulcania and Professor Yapadrisk’s scientific shows, and many more surprises.

What to see in Vulcania?

It’s a immersion in the heart of volcanoes who is waiting for you Vulcania ! Discover volcanism thanks to animations such as Planet unveiled and Volcanbul. An interactive journey to unlock the mysteries of our planet awaits you, as well as the “Upheavals” exhibition which allows you to understand the consequences of eruptions. The City of Children invites the little ones (from 3 to 7 years old) to carry out playful and varied experiments on the themes of water, light, the senses, etc. They will also be able to manipulate, touch, experiment, build… through playful games.

Also don’t miss Namazu and Snow Movie. Children are invited to board a roller coaster, to follow seismologists and discover an “active seismic zone”! The Namazu team will make you live an adventure full of emotions. The Vulcania park also offers a new 20-minute film projected on a giant 415 m2 screen, to discover the process of snow formation and its crucial impact on flora, wildlife and human activities.

What attractions in Vulcania?

Young and old experience strong emotions at Vulcania! Attractions allow you to learn and understand while having a good time. In attraction sacred volcanoesyou board a vehicle that traces the history of peoples facing volcanoes. The Burning Clouds Tunnel and the Chain of volcanic hills in relief allow you to discover volcanism from a new angle. The sensations are at the rendezvous thanks to the dynamic attractions Awakening of the giants of Auvergne, dragon ride, or Terre ennger, an attraction equipped with a dynamic and interactive platform. Visitors thus feel the power of a tornado, an earthquake, a lava flow or even a meteorite fall. The opportunity to test your knowledge and learn the right actions to adopt in the face of these extreme situations of nature. Finally, take a leap into the future thanks to Volcano Drones, which shows us the potential of artificial intelligence during volcanic expeditions, through a trip to Piton de la Fournaise. Through unpublished images filmed by the French astronaut Thomas Pesquest, In the Eyes of Thomas Pesquet traces 6 months of space expedition, all told by Marion Cotillard.

Take a trip through space with Thomas Pesquet! © Vulcania

The great attractions of Vulcania : Awakening of the giants of Auvergne; Ballon des Puys; experience corner; city ​​of children; Abyss Explorer; In the footsteps of the dinosaurs.

sacred volcanoes © Vulcania

Where is Vulcania located?

2 route de Mazayes, 63230 Saint-Ours-les-Roches

Vulcania Phone : 04 73 19 70 00

Vulcania park opening hours

Open from March 29 to November 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. depending on the calendar.

Vulcania Pricing

Adult (from 17 years old), 27 euros during the green period; 30.5 euros in blue period and 32 euros in yellow period. Child (from 6 to 16 years old): 22 euros during the green period; 25.5 euros in blue period and 26.5 euros in yellow period. Child from 3 to 5 years old: 6 euros during the green period; 7 euros in blue period and 8 euros in yellow period. Child under 3 years old: free. Reduced rates (children and adults with disabilities, students, job seekers…): 25.5 euros for adults and 20.5 euros for 6-16 during the green period, 29 euros for adults and 24 euros for children aged 6 to 16 during the blue period and 30.50 euros for adults and 25 euros for children during the yellow period.

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