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Museum of the History of Science

Located by the lake overseeing beautiful park La Perle du Lac, Museum of the History of Science is must visit for every science lover, but also for everyone curious to get a bit of understanding of simple science, as museum hosts various exhibitions and simple experiments. Deffinitely stop by if You are with children, as the exhibits are design to confront and entertain the young curious mind.

The History of Science museum was opened in 1966 in cozy little neo-classical building - Villa Bartholoni (finished in 1830), situated in La Perle du Lac park, overseeing the park and the lake and close to Botanical Gardens.

The History of Science Museum
The science History Museum is documenting scientific progress in various subjects such as astronomy, microscopy, meteorology and electricity. Contains collection of old scientific measurements aparatus from 17th-19th century, mostly optical ones, such as sun dials, microscopes, telescopes but also barometers, clocks, thermometers, astrolabes, of various age and kind.

Museum is hosting bilingual French/English exhibitions changing every year. The interactive set-outs are playing with the light, colors, reflections, diffractions, easy to understand and entertaining even for the youngest ones, it's perfect for families with kids. Teaching science through experiment.

Museum is hosting popular Science Night events every July.

Address: (map) Contacts:
Parc de La Perle du Lac  Tel: +41 22 418 50 60
128 rue de Lausanne  Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
1202 Geneva, Switzerland Daily except Tuesdays, 25th Dec, 1st Jan

Admission: Free; Guided tour: CHF 110 per hour (up to 20 person)

Museum is situated in villa overseeing Lake Geneva, in Perle du Lac Park - beautiful lively park at sunny days full of people. As the museum is by the lake, it's possible to come here by yellow lake boat - mouette, going from Genève Plage (Geneva beach). Also mini train tours trains stop here.

The famous Geneva's restaurant La Perle du Lac is just below the museum, serving traditional fondue, swiss wine and is deffinitely worth visiting.

Not far away from here is entrance to Botanical Gardens.

Written Jan, 2015


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