Air and Space Museum
More highlights include the Ballooning Era, where you learn about the history of hot-air and gas balloon flight, and Planete Pilote, where young visitors take the controls of a space station. Explore the Air and Space Museum along with dozens more of the city’s top attractions with a Paris Museum Pass or Paris Pass. Passes come in 2–6-day versions and include unlimited public transportation on select services, and free sightseeing tours such as hop-on hop-off buses and a cruise along the Seine River.
Things to Know Before You Go
Air and Space Museum is an ideal spot for families and fans of science and aeronautics.
Admission is about $10 for adults and about $8 for children; entry is free if you have a Paris Museum Pass or Paris Pass.
Make the most of your day in the north of Paris by visiting nearby attractions such as the Paris Science Museum, the Museum of Music, and the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis.
How to Get There
The Air and Space Museum is located next to the Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget in Le Bourget, about an hour from the center of Paris via public transportation. Take Métro line 7 to Courneuve or the RER B to Le Bourget, then catch bus 152 to the museum. If driving, park at the museum for a fee.
When to Get There
The Air and Space Museum is open daily, with slightly later closing times from April through September. One weekend each month, the Cockpits Secrets program takes you into some of the museum’s most legendary cockpits typically closed to the public to hear the aircrafts’ stories.
Space and Music
After your space exploration, go to the nearby Museum of Music where some 1,000 instruments from all over the world, from the 17th century to the present day are on display, including extraordinary instruments such as the rare octobass, a flute made of crystal, and ones belonging to the likes of Django Reinhardt, Frédéric Chopin, and Frank Zappa. Daily concerts and musical audio guides enhance the experience.
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