Jardin de l’Arquebuse – Planétarium Hubert Curien

In Dijon, the planetarium, museum and botanical garden come together on a unique site dedicated to the natural sciences: the Jardin de l'Arquebuse, a place where scientific knowledge is shared and disseminated. The Hubert Curien planetarium, an all-digital facility, puts visitors right at the heart of the action and science, immersing them in a 360° projection.

It's the perfect introduction to the Jardin de l'Arquebuse. You can observe, listen, talk, understand, talk about the Universe, life, biodiversity... and talk about us! In perfect harmony with the museum and the botanical garden, the planetarium allows visitors to witness the birth of the Universe.

This total immersion promises thrills and emotions as volcanoes, asteroids and oceans and continents take shape.
Seven shows deal with water, Darwin's observations during his trip to the Galapagos Islands, the origins of life, the planets of the solar system and the secrets of night and day explained to children.

From Sunday 3 December 2023, a new show entitled "Lucia, the secret of the shooting stars" will complete the programme for young audiences. A new programme of screenings will come into effect from this date.

- Polaris
Duration 30 ' (all audiences)
A travelling penguin and a funny bear meet on the ice floe and wonder why night is so long at the Earth's poles. It's an adventure in which they discover that the planets have things in common, but also differences!

- Lucia, the secret of shooting stars
Running time 22' (young audience)
After "Polaris", children are reunited with the two apprentice astronomers, James the penguin and Vladimir the bear. Their duo becomes a trio... when they meet Lucia, a young hummingbird. Together, they head back into space to try and unravel the secret of shooting stars and meteorites, the mysterious stones that fall to Earth!

- The blind man with starry eyes
Running time 22' (young audience)
This tale is about a Tyrant who wanted to gain more power. The Old Wise Man advises him to count the stars? The task proves harder than expected: the stars seem to move! Night after night, the secrets of the sky are revealed to the Tyrant: the reason for day and night, shooting stars and the constellations.

- Natural selection: Darwin's journey
Running time 25' (general public)
Charles Darwin's observations during his voyage on the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands enabled him to develop his theory of evolution...
The thrill of scientific discovery, the adventure of science and the beauty of nature play a central role in this show.

- Planets, a journey through the solar system
Duration 31' (all audiences)
A large-scale journey through the fascinating landscapes that make up the solar system. You'll fly over the relief of Mars or the clouds of Jupiter and dive inside the rings of Saturn. Relive the tumultuous era of planet formation, but be careful not to hit an asteroid!

- Water, a cosmic adventure
Duration 30' (all audiences)
This show tells the story of water, providing some answers to the questions: who are we? Where do we come from? Are we alone?
It's a fantastic journey through the turbulence of the primordial Universe and the mechanisms that turned stellar interiors upside down, thanks to never-before-seen 3D animations that decipher the stages in the evolution of stars.

- The origins of life
Duration 23' (general public)
This show answers fundamental questions about the origins of life and the search for it in the Universe.

As an introduction to these shows, a permanent exhibition entitled "From the stars to our Earth" introduces visitors to our planet's solar system, the history and formation of the Earth: an extraordinary or ordinary planet? Geological phenomena, the atmosphere, the oceans.

Types

  • Anthropology
  • natural history
  • Science and technology
  • Natural sciences
  • Museum

On site

Facilities

  • Specific theme activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Services

  • French
  • Shop
  • Play area

Amenities

  • Picnic area
  • Film projection room

Prices

Payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash

Opening times

School screening times:
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30 / 10.30 / 14.30 / 15.30
Wednesday: 9.30 / 10.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30
Sunday: 2.30pm / 3.30pm / 4.30pm

Screening times during school holidays:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am / 11am / 2.30pm / 3.30pm / 4.30pm
Sunday: 2.30pm / 3.30pm / 4.30pm

Closed on 1 January, 1 and 8 May, 14 July, 1 and 11 November
and 25 December.
On other public holidays, open from 2pm to 6pm.

Special opening conditions

The Jardin des sciences & Biodiversité informs you :
The health pass is mandatory in the closed spaces of the Garden of Sciences & Biodiversity (museum, planetarium and temporary exhibition "At the heart of the seasons")
Your safety and that of our staff is paramount. We do our utmost to ensure that your visit takes place in complete peace of mind.
In accordance with the legal provisions in force, as of Thursday 30 September, a health pass must be presented at the entrance to the museum and planetarium for children aged 12 years and 2 months and over.
The health pass consists of a digital or paper proof of health.
To find out more about the conditions for obtaining the pass and the instructions in force, we invite you to consult the information published on the government website (https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus).
The agents of the Jardin des sciences & Biodiversité are present to answer your questions and guide you.
We wish you a pleasant visit.
Information on 03 80 48 82 00 from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm