The Espace Mendès France welcomes the public in its premises located in the historical heart of the city of Poitiers. The diversity of the center's activities, both in terms of themes and content, is the hallmark of the center. The temporary exhibitions cover a wide field, from sustainable development to scientific techniques of criminal investigation, etc. The center is also very active in the fields of health, research, astronomy (thanks to the planetarium), information technology and the environment. For the youngest, workshops allow them to familiarize themselves with science from a very young age.
The EMF coordinates several important regional operations such as the Fête de la science. It also maintains a permanent mission on the theme of science, innovation and territories, creativity and territories and develops international partnerships.
In the history of science, the Espace Mendès France has developed a unique center of excellence in France. In 2008, it was even awarded the "Science, Culture and Innovation" label by the French Ministry of Education. It also has a Planetarium, an original room that hosts both astronomy events and artistic broadcasts.
OPENING HOURS AND PERIOD
Tuesday to Friday: from 9am to 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Tuesday 01 November 2022 : Closed
Friday, November 11, 2022: Closed
Saturday, December 24, 2022: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 25, 2022: Closed
Saturday, December 31, 2022: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 01 January 2023 : Closed
Most of the activities offered by the Espace Mendès France are free of charge.
Admission to the conferences is free.
The "big exhibitions" as well as the shows are generally paying. Special rates are available for groups (estimate on request).
Guided tour every day of opening and activities on reservation on emf.fr/ticketing
Full price: 6 €.
Full price : 6 € / Special prices for groups
Information and reservations: 05 49 50 33 08