Laurent P. · Published on 22 April 2019 at 19h44
· Updated on 22 April 2019 at 19h44
On Saturday May 18, 2019, let’s meet at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace for an exceptional evening! On Museums Night, the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace makes us discover our planet as seen from the sky, featuring animations for kids from 3 years old.
The Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace welcomes you until late in the day on Saturday May 18, 2019 on Museums Night. Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the museum and explore the Earth as seen from the sky and space: tours, animations and never seen before experiments will take you to the sky and make you see our planet’s hidden wonders.
Program of Museums Night at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace:
- The museum tells you about its history - from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
On the occasion of its centenary, discover never-seen-before pictures telling the evolution of the museum and its history. Meet in the hall 1939 - 1945 to discover on a giant screen unique archives the public hasn't seen before. Open to disabled persons, people with intellectual disability or hearing impaired.
- Planetarium - Travel to the solar system - from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., session every 15 minutes.
Explore our planet system to know everything about the Sun, the planets graviting around it and their parade of satellites... 53 seats per session, starting from 4 years old. Open to disabled persons (4 people in wheelchair per session), people with intellectual disability or hearing impaired.
- Strike a pose with your squadron - from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Come and immortalize your participation to Museums Night with your squadron along your family and friends in the Hall de la Cocarde. Head to the selfie corner to be precise to put on the shoes of genuine military men and women from the air force! Open to disabled persons, people with intellectual or visual disabiity or hearing impaired.
- Reading people, the Alouette expects you - from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing moment in the turning-car hall mezzanine to dive into works from the Drancy, Dugny and Le Bourget libraries. The occasion to discover the history of the alouettes as well as books related to aerospace. The Alouette - in addition to being a bird in French (a lark in English), is here a helicopter by French aeronautic maker Sud-Aviation. The Alouette III took off for the first time on February 28, 1959. It's a very coveted helicopter for rescue missions as it can support heavy weights but it also suits extreme weather conditions. Starting form 4 years old, open to disabled persons, people with intellectual disability or hearing impaired.
- Jumbo Jet spreads its wings - 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Have you heard about the "Jumbo Jet"? It's the nickname given to the Boeing 747 - displayed on the museum's tarmac. Climb the stairs and discover the inside of this flying legend. You can even visit on your own with a quizz to make sure the story of this aircraft has no more secret. Open to people with intellectual or visual disability or hearing impaired.
- Fly with the Concorde! - Time slots yet to be announced
Discover the story of this supersonic airplane in the Hall Concorde thanks to the look of passionate people through a guided tour. From its first flight to its last one, become an expert and try your hands with a quizz. Fascinating aircraft, the Concorde won't leave you untouched. From 8 years old, open to people with intellectual or visual disability or hearing impaired.
- Discover the space conquest with a flashlihgt - departing at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Step in the space darkness of the Hall de l'Espace and enjoy a unique experience: only a flashlihgt will enable you to guide you through the vastness and discover the space conquest. Duration: 30 minutes, starting form 8 years old. Open to people with intellectual disability or hearing impaired.
- Keep your eyes open! Star-gazing - from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Who never dreamt of gazing at the stars up-close? Your wish is about to come true on the museum's tarmac: with a telescope, look at the Sun from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Mars starting from 10 p.m. The occasion to learn more about the stars and space. From 6 years old, open to disabled persons, people with intellectual or visual disability or hearing impaired.
- Myst'air au pays de la fiction - from 6 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
In 1919, at the same time the museum was born, a documentation center was created. Its mission was to preserve the aeronautic memory and to complete its historical collections. On the occasion of this night full of myseries, the documentation center set in the Hall de l'Entre-deux-guerres shows 9 books and 9 comic books about the mystery in the land of planes. A small preview of a rich collection featuring about 50,000 books! Open to people with intellectual disability or hearing impaired.
- Treasure hunt - Hall de l'Entre-deux-Guerre, first departure at 6 p.m., last one at 9:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy three paper chases set up by the museum to celebrate its 100th anniversary. (In French)
Whether you're a plane fan or simply curious, the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace is a gem to discover or rediscover. Rather quiet, the Musée de l'Air is absolutely great especially at nightfall.
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