Prepare your visit
Enjoy an unforgettable day out with your family at the National Air and Space Museum of France! Explore the collections and take part in educational and entertaining activities made for both children and adults.
Find out what activities are available for children of all ages!
- Planète Pilote:
Planète Pilote is an educational and entertaining 1000m² area designed to offer children and adults a dive into the world of aeronautics and space. Among 40 interactive activities, aspiring pilots and astronauts will get to board the cockpit of a commercial plane or an Airbus A320, observe an airport’s activity from a control tower and discover the planets of the solar system. Each session lasts an hour and is done independently.
- Planetarium: head in the stars
Our 30-minute planetarium shows enable will take you on a journey throughout the universe without having to move an inch! Take a seat: let our captain take you on a ride into space and discover all of its secrets. All aboard!
- Boarding Pass: Good things come in… four!
Get on four iconic aircraft! Board and explore the Boeing 747, the Dakota and our two Concorde and discover the secrets of these legendary planes.
- Control Tower
The Paris-Le Bourget control tower, restored in its 1953 architecture, is one of the rare few to be open to the public. Do not hesitate: come enjoy an extraordinary view of the airport’s runways, and when the sky is clear, of the Sacré-Coeur and the Eiffel Tower!
- Guided tours
At the National Air and Space Museum of France, take a guided tour tailored to your preferences and follow our experts to discover unknown trivia and the secrets of aeronautics and space.
With our activity booklets, learn more about the iconic events and people that shaped the history of aeronautics and space exploration! Children will be able to test their knowledge of the museum’s aircraft, the first flights or the Great War. Booklets can be picked up at the ticket office.
- Activity booklet: the first flights
- Activity booklet: the Great War
- Activity booklet: the legendary aircraft
Teaching kits (from 4 years old)
The museum offers teaching kits that you can borrow for free at the ticket office. Both entertaining and educational, they are meant to enhance family visits and makes the aerospace field accessible to all. The kits are built around 5 themes, so that there is something for everyone: the general one, the creative one, the “eagle eye” one, animals and space. Each kit revolves around three games or creative activities and enables its users to increase their knowledge of the National Air and Space Museum of France’s collections by making them think, observe and imagine.
The kits have to be picked up at the ticket office in exchange for a piece of ID. Subject to availability.
Your birthday at the museum
If you want to give your child an unforgettable and extraordinary birthday, come celebrate it at the National Air and Space Museum of France! Visit the halls, participate in various activities and book a table at L’Hélice Café if you want to treat yourself to a tasty meal for lunch!
No more than 14 children – Includes one entry for an adult
Book your time slot for this very special day: link
Check prices and contact the museum’s booking department (open Tuesday-Friday): reservation [arobase] museeairespace.fr
Food and drinks
Picnic tables are made available to visitors who would like to bring their own snack: you can find them on the tarmac between the Concorde Hall and the World War II Hall, and eat while enjoying a beautiful view of the most iconic planes of our collections.
Treat yourself to savory hot meals at L’Hélice Café! This self-service café serves meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, starters and desserts that come in shot glasses, and kids meals that will satisfy the appetite of all little aspiring pilots. Highchairs are also available, as well as microwaves if you need to warm up your baby’s bottle or food. Sit in or takeaway, outdoors or indoors: the choice is yours. Embark on a culinary trip and enjoy an incredible view of the tarmac and its iconic planes.
Facilities for babies
The halls and the tarmac are accessible for visitors bringing pushchairs, but some passageways can only be accessed by stairs. All visitors can use the lifts in the Grande Galerie and the access ramps in the Cocarde Hall, the Helicopter Hall and the exit area can help you reach the higher floors. However, it is unfortunately not possible to get on the planes with pushchairs.
Baby changing facilities
You can find 6 baby changing tables in the museum:
- In the Grande Galerie: women’s toilets (accessible)
- In the Helicopter Hall: women’s toilets (accessible)
- In the Prototype Hall: women’s toilets
- In the exit area: women’s and men’s toilets
- At L’Hélice Café