Jardin de l’Arquebuse – Planétarium Hubert Curien

In Dijon, the planetarium, the museum and the botanical garden come together on a unique site dedicated to the natural sciences: the Jardin de l'Arquebuse, a place for the dissemination and sharing of scientific knowledge. The Hubert Curien planetarium, "all digital", invites the visitor to the centre of the action and science, in total immersion thanks to a 360° projection.

This knowledge tool becomes the beginning of the tour and a perfect introduction to the Jardin de l'Arquebuse. We observe, listen, exchange, understand, talk about the Universe, life, biodiversity... and about ourselves! In perfect harmony with the museum and the botanical garden, the planetarium makes the spectator the witness of the birth of the Universe.

This total immersion promises thrills and emotions when volcanoes, dinosaurs, asteroids or even oceans and continents are formed.
Seven shows are offered, dealing with water, dinosaurs, 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.

- Natural Selection: Darwin's Journey
Duration 25' (all audiences)
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.

- Dinosaurs at dusk
Duration 30' (all audiences)
Travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of today's birds: the feathered dinosaurs. This adventure, told by a father to his child, invites you to travel through each continent in search of clues about the origins of flight, until a cataclysm puts an end to the reign of the dinosaurs.

- Planets, a journey through the solar system
Duration 31' (all audiences)
A large-scale journey through the fascinating landscapes of the solar system. You 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!

- The origins of life
Duration 23' (all audiences)
This show answers the fundamental questions about the origins of life and the search for it in the universe.

- Water, a cosmic adventure
Duration 30' (all audiences)
This show tells the story of water, providing answers to the questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Are we alone?
A fantastic journey through the turbulence of the primordial Universe and the mechanisms that upset the stellar interiors, thanks to original 3D animations that decipher the stages in the evolution of stars.

- The Blind Man with Starry Eyes
Duration 22' (young audience)
This tale is about a Tyrant who wanted to gain more power. The Old Sage advises him to count the stars? The task turns out to be more difficult 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, the shooting stars, the constellations.

- 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. An adventure in which they discover that the planets have things in common but also differences!

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


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

On site


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


  • French
  • Shop
  • Play area


  • Picnic area
  • Film projection room


Payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash

Opening times

Schedules for school screenings:
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 / 10:30 / 14:30 / 15:30
Wednesday: 9:30 / 10:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:30
Sunday: 2.30 pm / 3.30 pm / 4.30 pm

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

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

Attention: Exceptional closure of the planetarium projection room
In view of the installation of a new projection system, the planetarium projection room in the Jardin de l'Arquebuse will be closed from 6 to 26 March 2023

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