Christmas Holiday Program

Around the museum's exhibitions

Around the museum's new temporary exhibition, the permanent exhibition and the Allianz Riviera stadium, many activities are offered during the holidays.

Find below the details of the program:

Discover the new exhibition Athlete's Portraits

Since 25 October, the National Sports Museum has been giving itself a new face with the temporary exhibition Athlete's Portraits.

The portrait is a form of language that reveals representations and perceptions. Whether it is a photograph, a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a video or a text, it allows us to make this sometimes fragile link between the supposed and the real, between the imaginary and the lived.

The exhibition "Athlete's Portraits" of  unveils the secrets of this perilous exercise which makes it possible to decipher the image reflected by the athlete and his or her role within society.

Every day except Monday, from 11am to 5pm.
 free for under 18s / 6 € for adults

Dates: December 22, 26, 28 and 29 at 4pm. Possibility to combine with the visit of the Allianz Riviera stadium which starts at 2.30 pm.
Prices: 3.5 € for under 18s / 11 € for adults.
From 5 years old / Access to the online ticket office


Behind the scenes of the museum

Sunday 22 and Tuesday 31 December from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm 

During the end of the year festivities, the museum's reserves are exceptionally open to let you discover the treasures of French sport. More than 45,000 objects and 400,000 documents are kept in 2,000 m2. Unpublished visits!

Price: 15 €.
Booking recommended:


With family 

A Christmas night at the museum

Sunday December 22nd at 5pm

The museum opens its doors at night to make you live an unforgettable moment! Immersed in the dark and accompanied by the museum guard, as in the film "Night at the Museum", you will browse the permanent collections. Enigmas, sporting challenges and surprises are waiting for you!

Prices : 8€ for adults / 5 € for under 18s 


Hip-hop tour

Friday 27 December and Friday 3 January at 2pm

Family visit-workshop around hip-hop based on corporal expression at the service of emotions and the definition of one's identity.
This workshop is carried out in partnership with the National Theatre of Nice around the show "La Finale".

Prices : 5 € for adults / 3,5 € for under 18 years old. 


Family Sports Challenge Visit | France - Italy

Tuesday, December 31st at 11am

During this game tour, children and adults are divided into teams and must challenge each other.
Discover the museum through collaborative games and individual events around Italian sports and sportsmen.
Visit translated into Italian. 

Prices : 5 € for adults / 3.5 € for under 18yo
Booking recommended:




For toddlers

The museum now offers activities for the very young public (from 10 months old). Lasting 45 minutes, these sessions are supervised by a qualified coach and allow you to share a moment of complicity in the heart of the museum's collections.

Baby-gym (from 12 months to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent)

Saturday, January 4 from 9:30 to 10:30 (12 to 23 months) and from 10:30 to 11:30 (2 to 3 years).

Body awakening and development of motor skills for babies and young children, in complete safety, with adapted equipment. To play, climb, roll and have fun while learning to coordinate movements and acquire a good  balance. 

On program:

  • Presentation of the theme in song
  • Small physical games
  • Activity trail
  • Return to calm 



Christmas special wiggle tales, followed by a motor skills workshop (from 10 months to 5 years old, with a parent)

Sunday 22, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 December from 10.30 to 11.15 a.m.

Storytelling stroll through the exhibitions of the National Museum of Sport in the course of a story in which toddlers are the heroes. The children then take part in a motor skills workshop to set the story they have heard in motion. 

Toddlers' activities fee: 8 € per pair (parent-child)
Reservation recommended:

Visit of the Allianz Riviera Stadium

Discover the secrets of this architectural jewel imagined by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The programme includes backstage at the stadium such as the lawn edge, the changing rooms and the areas reserved for VIPs and the press. 

Dates: 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 December and 2, 3 January at 2.30 pm. Possibility to combine with the museum visit which starts at 4pm. 
Additional visits are also scheduled at 11.30 am (see the full agenda). 
Prices: from 8 € to 13 € / Access to the online ticket office

Some visits are translated into English and Italian.


Sports games | free

Sunday 22nd December from 2.30pm to 5pm

Christmas period is an opportunity to get together with family or friends around a board game. Come challenge the museum's mediators and discover games with a sporting theme.