Opening time information
- Every day
- 9.30am to 6.30pm
- 25 december
- exceptional closure
- 1st January 2024
- 2 to 6.30pm
- Annual closing
- from 8th to 26th January 2024
Our opening times
Consult our recommendations and services to help you organise your day here
Tickets for the current day are on sale at the ticket office until 1 1/2 hours before the Centre closes.
During busy periods (weekends, long weekends and school holidays) we recommend that you plan your arrival for the centre's opening time, or from 3pm onwards. Short of time? Make the most of the Second-Day Offer for €5, valid for the day after your visit.
Nausicaá is ideally located in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais département (62), close to England, Belgium and just 2 1/2 hours from Paris, London and Brussels.
Just 2 1/2 hours from Paris, London and Brussels via the A16 motorway.
List of car parks available in Boulogne sur mer: click here
Benefit from a special rate at the Nausicaá Q-Park car park thanks to your Nausicaá ticket!
Short stay (6hrs): from €5.20
Day (12hrs): from €8.40
Via Boulogne-Ville railway station
An SNCF TER return ticket from the station of your choice in Hauts-de-France region to Boulogne-Ville railway station + a bus ticket for Nausicaá + your Nausicaá ticket(s).
A marina a stone's throw from the city centre!
Consult the marina website to find out more!
Via Eurovéloroute 4 (that goes from Roscoff to Kyiv) / La vélomaritime
This route running along the coast allows you to go directly to Nausicaá from Calais or from Etaples / Le-Touquet, following a signposted bike-friendly route. The cycle route passes right in front of Nausicaá, you can't miss us!
Bike stands and box (you'll need a padlock) available alongside the building.
Find your route on the géovélo website.
Line F, Nausicaá bus stop
From the Boulogne–sur–Mer city centre or the railway station take line F in the "Baston" direction, and get off at Nausicaá.
Consult the Communauté d’Agglomération du Boulonnais public transport website to plan your route!
The Moulin Wibert Car Park welcomes Motorhomes, with its 30 parking spaces on the cliffs between Boulogne and Wimereux.
A family experience.
Nausicaá does all it can to ensure you share a unique family moment.
In the framework of the anti-terrorism plan, checks are carried out at the entrance to the centre, so please make sure you do not have any dangerous objects on you (knife, aerosol…) to ensure smooth access to the exhibitions.
Pushchairs and baby carriers
To facilitate your tour with infants, Nausicaá can lend you baby carriers if your pushchair is too big to pass through the exhibition spaces.
Compact pushchairs are also available to rent for €3.95.
Playful and educational, there are games areas available close to the great bay window and the touch pool.
There are baby changing tables in our toilets
There is an infirmary open on the site at all times.
Pets are not allowed in Nausicaá. Only guide dogs are permitted.
OPALE PETS SERVICES will fetch your pet from Nausicaá and bring it back at the agreed time. Dogs are kept in a house with a garden along with other dogs or are taken for a walk on a lead. Find out more
Nausicaá proposes a range of services to facilitate their visit for people with a disability or who have specific needs .
By taking the lifts it is possible to access nearly all of the "Journey on the High Seas" and "Mankind and Shores" exhibitions.
There are toilets suitable for people with disabilities all along the tour.
Special prices are proposed for people with a disability, on presentation of an invalidity card. Special prices are also proposed for people accompanying them, subject to certain conditions.
Free and pay parking places are available for people with reduced mobility.
Guide dogs are allowed in the Centre, on presentation of a dog identification card. They must have an official legal dog vest or collar.
There is a magnetic loop installed at the ticket office for hearing-impaired visitors.
Nausicaá is at your disposal
Bars and little restaurants
Our crew welcomes you at the Calypso Self cafeteria accessible from the Nausicaá Lobby, and at the Bistrot Côté Plage accessible from the "Mankind and Shores" exhibition.
Stay connected! Benefit from a free Wi-Fi connection during your visit.
Luggage lockers are available. You'll need a €1 coin (returned at the end of use).
Mugs, soft toys, textiles, real shark teeth, you'll be able to find souvenirs for all the family in our shop.
Buying your ticket online guarantees you access to the Centre during peak periods.
During peak periods (weekends, bank holidays and school holidays), we advise you to arrive as soon as the Centre opens, or from 3pm. Short on time? Take advantage of the €5 2nd day offer, valid the day after your visit.
Visitor numbers are generally lower on sunny days, so make the most of them to get the most out of your visit!
If you buy your Nausicaá ticket on-line, you'll be able to go straight to the entrance gates once you have passed the security gate.
At present we note that on average people take 4 1/2 hours to go round Nausicaá. You can visit Nausicaá in any order you like, you're free to wander around and stop off for as long as you want at the High Seas Tank and dream as you gaze at the Manta Ray or the seahorses and the other well-kept secrets of the Mankind and Shores exhibition!
Connect Holiday Cheques are accepted by the on-line ticket office and at the Nausicaá ticket office. We accept Sodexo cheques and ANCV Holiday Cheques at the Nausicaá ticket office, but we cannot give change on these cheques.
This great window with its extraordinary dimensions - 20 metres long and 6 metres high, 38cm thick and weighing 54 tonnes - was made by the Clax Italia company, near Rome, in Italy. There are only three companies worldwide capable of making this type of window.