The Cafeteria

A little thirst or a little hunger? The cafeteria offers individual snacks, prepared dishes and quality menus for all budgets. 

Opening times : 11.30-17.00

Outside the school holidays, the cafeteria is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Hot meals are served until 15.00. Picnics and packed lunches are not permitted.


The Gift Shop

To continue learning while having fun at home, or get a gift for someone, the Vaisseau's Gift Shop is the ideal place to round off your visit! Come and see what fun items our team has selected for you, including science kits, educational games, books and board games. You'll also find eco-friendly and French-made products in the range, delving into the varied subjects explored at the Vaisseau: the human body, animals, light, mathematics, water, the Earth … There's something to suit all ages and budgets! We look forward to welcoming you!


Opening times : 11.00-18.00, on the days that the Vaisseau is open


For cars
There is a free car park open from 07.00 to 19.00 which you can use. It has 173 standard spaces, 6 spaces for visitors with disabilities and a drop-off area for coaches. As you leave, remember to ask for a ticket from our staff or the security officials.

At busy times, you may find this car park full. In that case, there are pay-and-display spaces on Quai des Alpes and Avenue du Rhin or car parks not far from the Presqu’île Malraux (get there from Avenue du Rhin).


For bikes
There are 25 bike stands available for leaving your bike on the square in front of the Vaisseau.


For school buses
There is a drop-off area for schoolchildren to safely alight at the Group entrance to the Vaisseau.

For babies

All of our toilet areas are equipped with baby-changing facilities away from the noise of the activity areas. Child-friendly toilets are accessible near the Glass Dome. There are four high chairs in the Cafeteria for use by our youngest visitors. There is also a microwave available in the Cafeteria (please enquire there). For breastfeeding mothers, there is a quiet area you can use in the infirmary.


There are free lockers for you to use in the Vaisseau lobby. You will need a 1-euro coin or token to close them.


Tokens are available at the reception desk. Please return them at the end of your visit.


There is an infirmary area in the lobby for minor injuries.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. To be able to access it, use the public Wi-Fi network and follow the instructions provided.


Our Wi-Fi network is not always fully operational, but we are doing our utmost to improve it.


Pets are not permitted in the building, with the exception of guide dogs accompanying sight-impaired visitors.

*With relevant ID

Building map

There is a building map available in the Vaisseau to help you find your way around.

Frequently asked Questions