A theme park for learning with the family

Vulcania is a theme park where you can learn about things while having fun. Here, at Vulcania, you not only learn about the history of the Auvergne, but also about its fascinating geological formation.

There is a sub-text: the park aims to spread knowledge about volcanoes and earth sciences, while simultaneously contributing to the protection of the natural environment of the Auvergne. As a theme park based around observing and experiencing things, Vulcania has a major role, in line with its educational objectives, in understanding the sometimes violent phenomena that govern our planet.

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Vulcania aims to bring science to life with excitement and thrills, while remaining focused on its educational purpose. This aim means its shape and approach have been altered considerably, with a new way of combining amusement, knowledge, excitement and discovery.

Both children and adults can enjoy enriching entertainment and workshops together. Designing settings that are both livelier and more hands-on means encouraging emotion among its visitors is the core aim of the whole adventure. In so doing, we have turned it into a formidable source of knowledge, offering the opportunity to share and understand the major challenges facing us in the 21st century.


Open: late Mar-mid Nov from 1000; closing times and admission charges vary according to season: mid Mar-June, 1000-1800; Jul, 1000-1900; Aug, 1000-1930 (Wed in Jul-Aug, 1000-2300, with fireworks). Children aged 3 to 16 can enjoy special prices (under the age of 3 is free).

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Route de Mazayes, 63 230 Saint-Ours-les Roches
Tel: 04 73 19 70 00 or
0820 827 828 (0,12€/mn)

Watch a short video about Vulcania here