Futuroscope has always been particularly focused on young visitors, and with Children’s World now transformed into Futuropolis, it brings them more new, winning content in this 10-hecatre minitown with 21 attractions for kids… and parents, too! Visitors in 2019 can also enjoy human and technological adventures.
Studio 16 - 3D film. Running time : 22 minutes - Produced by Pascal Vuong and Ronan Chapalain
Fly around the world on solar power alone! That was the fantastic achievement of Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and André Borscheberg aboard their Solar Impulse aircraft in 2015 and 2016. This captivating documentary looks back at a human and technological adventure that is filled with optimism. Fossil fuels do not have to be the only way! The film also draws clever parallels between the Solar Impulse saga and the wonderful story of electricity, as it looks back at the key role played by an impressive line-up of inventors and scientists such as Benjamin Franklin (studies into lightning), Michael Faraday (electric motors), Thomas Edison (the electric light bulb) and Nikola Tesla (alternating current supply).
Sea bird and sun bird
Outdoor photo exhibition - 56 large-format photos
Francis Demange’s photos and Hervé Bonnot’s texts tell of the joint quests of Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse aircraft and Alain Thibault’s extraordinary trimaran, L’Hydroptère. These two magnificent flying machines, one borne by solar power, the other by the wind beneath its hydrofoils, first crossed paths in Hawaii in July 2015. This exhibition highlights the promising technological potential used in both projects, as well as the human side of the adventure in the experiences of the designers, dreamers at heart, and the top-flight engineers and scientists. Their achievements are a message of hope: proof that we can travel the world using renewable energy.
Futuropolis - Opens April 6th
Attractions for children
Children’s World has transformed into its next-gen version: Futuropolis, a mini-town with 21 facilities where children can play out their grown-up dreams. The different areas are laid out around a town centre and let children play at being sporting heroes, drivers, gardeners, even archaeologists. Futuropolis is a caring, eco-friendly world where children will enjoy imagining their future selves through stories and play. The new amenities were installed this year and include Futuropolis’ own water park with an “Aqualympic Stadium” (floating trampolines for walking and jumping on the water) and the “Rescue Academy” (a ride where kids can learn to sail inflatable boats over the waves). Every inhabitant of Futuropolis has their own skill, like Quo the engineer, Lucie the worksite manager, and Malo the lifeguard, to make this a uniquely special town!