Undertake a fabulous trip from the seabed of the blue planet and travel light years to know all the secrets of the universe: this unique experience awaits you at Planet Ocean, the aquarium and planetarium of Montpellier. This theme park that amazes children and adults is located west of the Prefecture of Hérault, in less than an hour drive from the campsite Les Mimosas.
If you are looking for an idea of original and rewarding visit for the whole family during your holidays in Herault, Montpellier Planetarium will not only meet your expectations: he exceed. Planet Ocean Montpellier is a theme park imagined for all public containing an aquarium and a planetarium. The purpose of this merger? You take in the abyssal depths and to dizzying heights to try to better understand the underwater mysteries and cosmic.
Here, no need to have a virtual reality helmet on to live a full immersion. Your odyssey begins near the place of your holiday in the Mediterranean, in crevices and underwater caves inhabited by moray eels, sea horses and red coral. Arm yourself with courage aboard Romeo II to withstand winds roaring 40th approaching the Cape of Good Hope. Observe the behavior of penguins and take a deep breath: you go down to the dark depths where life exists without sunlight. Then you will see sharks, colorful fish from tropical waters and coral lagoons, before entering a tropical forest where live iguanas, frogs and piranhas. You took the time to appreciate the waterfall from the suspension bridge? Mangrove management.
The "Blue Planet" area marks the transition between the Earth and the Universe. You will be fascinated by the jellyfish and the climate system. You then leave the Earth and will be propelled into the cosmos, weightlessness between the stars.
The planetarium of Montpellier is located near the Odysseum shopping center. From the campsite Les Mimosas, take direction Bressan to join the A9. Continue on the A709 until exit 29 (Montpellier-Est).
Planet Ocean Montpellier is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 from April to August, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 from October to March (closing at 19:00 during school holidays).
The price of general admission is 18 € for all those over 11 years (Explorer ticket), € 12.50 for children 5 to 10 years (junior explorer ticket) and € 6.5 for 3- 4 years (Mini Explorer ticket). Access is free for children under 3 years. There are family packs 57 € which includes 2 adult tickets and 2 children tickets, nsaids that subscriptions to the year.
Good to know: Prices quoted above are the rates in cash. The price of tickets online is slightly lower.
Discounted rates are offered to visitors who reside in the Montpellier, students, job seekers and people with disabilities.
The site has parking, a shop, a snack bar with sunny terrace, a restaurant, an auditorium, a play area and a projection room. Nearby you will find an ice rink, cinemas, shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
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