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Address: vallee de la Jeunesse 1, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 21 315 68 80
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14:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 14:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Science center with hands-on exhibitions for kids from 7 and family. Each...

Science center with hands-on exhibitions for kids from 7 and family. Each exhibition is presented during 12 to 18 months.

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A good place to go on a rainny day. The exhibition of 'mourn ages factory' gave kids opportunity to learn 'à l'époque' . Very friendly staff members and detailed/interactive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
RedfishA1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A good place to go on a rainny day. The exhibition of 'mourn ages factory' gave kids opportunity to learn 'à l'époque' . Very friendly staff members and detailed/interactive explanation. We would recommend for families with small kids, as the exhibition is not very big and space is only one floor in round shape - a couple of hours of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went with my sister (we're both 36) and my 7 year-old nephew. It's quite informative and fun for kids, but the place is tired and needs a revamp. Staff were friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I already went a lot of times and every time it was really cool ! A lot of things to try and to do ! Really really interesting and interactive ! Perfect for birthday !

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Thank Noreeny7
Nyon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Very interesting place with some inventions on display. Kids can even touch and experiment with some. I have been here a few times, its not very big but you could spend half a day with your little curious ones. Age: perhaps 3 years onwards.

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Thank Mohini2000
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The park is beautiful in spring, when the impressive collection of roses is blooming. It also features some inventions that will satisfy the curiosity of the techies. Besides, it is uphill, so prepare for a little workout.

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Thank Cristy001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Interesting place with some inventions done by students or researcher. I have been here a few times during the last 10 years, and it is a well spend 1h30m been curious of what mind can invent sometimes. Intersting to go with family with kids above 10 years old.

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Their exhibit changes a couple times a year, but the one we saw was very interactive and fun for all ages. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

The taxi driver didn't know how to get there and we had to show him the map for directions. The kids had lots of fun learning and touching everything, the staff was great and the speak very good english and they tell you to ask if you need any help as everything there is written in french. The park around... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We visited this museum in Lausanne. This is a place where the very start of inventions are displayed. Very useful for kids as they could interact with the items here. Some of them have strange shapes of creativity. The tour guide could speak English but you should book the ticket for a group so as not to travel the museum... More 

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1 Thank anne valerie m
Bercher, Vaud, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

My kid had a great time, but this place is fairly small so it's not an all-day outing. It's nice for an hour or so, though, and indoor activities for little one are hard to come by in the Lausanne area. We went during an energy exhibit that was very informative for the adults. Not sure how much the kids... More 

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