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Micropolis, City of Insects

Domaine(s) : Ecology

Region : Midi-Pyrénées


Micropolis is a learning and scientific tool to discover the world of the insects and of the biodiversity

Micropolis introduces you to the world of the insects with its space science at first, the children's corner, the portrait and research of the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre and with the media space at last.

Thanks to its 3D movie theater, its giant interactive wall, its outdoor and indoor exploration paths and to the house of Jean-Hnri Fabre, you will be delighted by Micropolis.


Duration of the visit :2 to 3 hours for the indoor visit, 1 hours for the outdoor one, and in July and August only, 1 hour for the house where was born Jean-Henri Fabre.
The opening schedule is as follow:
- from the 02/23 to the 03/10: from Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00 and week-ends from 10h00 to 18h00,
- from 03/11 to 03/31: from Wednesday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00 and week-ends from 10h00 to 18h00,
- from 04/01 to 06/30: daily from 10h00 to 18h00,
- from 07/01 to 08/31: daily from 10h00 to 19h00,
- from 09/01 to 11/11: from Wednesday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00 and week-ends from 10h00 to 18h00

Open daily during Autumn scholar holidays.

The last entrance is done 1 hour before the closure time, and at 17h30 in July and August. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The 15 exhibition rooms spread over 2400 m? show you in detail the lives of the insects.
Some of the 15 explained topics include:
- Awakening to biodiversity
- The discovery of the 5 senses
- The breeding room
- The butterfly house
- Insects on the surface, in the soil and in the water
- The social life of insects
- Menus of the insects

Planned for small children but also for adults, this visit will delight the whole family.

New in 2013!

3 new exploration paths, with one specially set-up for children, ease your discoveries of wood ants, bees and bumblebees.


12780 Saint-Leons

In the Aveyron, Saint-Leons is located at 45km away from Rodez and at 22km from Millau, between these two cities.

N 44°12'40'', E 03°00'46''

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