In the extraordinary Castagnès forest, come and discover the Xploria museum-park and enjoy a nature trail, designed for adventure, to learn the history of biodiversity while having fun!
Follow the passage of time, since the creation of the universe, and discover the evolution of flora and fauna. A true open-air museum of natural stories !!! Learn everything from dinosaurs to giant prehistoric mammals, from the first ferns to delicate orchids, from the first organisms to the Dodo of the Ice Age!
Young and old alike will find their interest: walk in the forest, botanical spaces, life-size animal reconstructions, giant simulation illustrations, time gates, real fossils to touch, discovery workshops and initiation into excavations, educational games, scientific showcases, Corridor of time, etc. All the infrastructures are made to immerse you in the history of the Earth and allow you to spend at least 2 hours on the site, or all day if you want to have a picnic on the large redwood tables and take the time to enjoy the forest!
During the school holidays: Take advantage of the many excavation discovery workshops as a family and become a budding paleontologist! An activity for all that will also appeal to the older ones and will allow you to learn all about recent local discoveries. No additional charge. Without reservation. From April 9 to May 8, July 7 to August 31 and October 22 to November 6, 2022.
Free parking and picnic area. Shop: bookshop, games, discovery of the world, local products... Xploria offers Sweet Chestnuts from the forest, labeled Value of the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees.
Opening periods :
- From May 9 to July 6 and from September 1 to October 21, 2022: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
- From April 9 to May 8, from July 7 to August 31 and from October 22 to November 6: every day from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. (and until 19 p.m. in July and August).
EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURE ON SEPTEMBER 1 and 2 INCLUDED
/! \ Reception in accordance with sanitary measures and barrier gestures.
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Pets are not accepted for the visit.
Compulsory health pass. Hydroalcoholic gels available along the route