🧒 The 8 Playful Attractions for Children in French-speaking Switzerland in 2020

Introduction


La Torpille presents in this page the activities that allow children from 6 to 12 years old to learn new knowledge in a playful way and with interesting experiences.

The sites in French-speaking or Western Switzerland are not numerous and deserve to be mentioned. Indeed, many museums are only for adults without thinking about children.

The 8 best playful sites for children in French-speaking Switzerland are the following:

  1. Exploracenter ⭐ – Genève
  2. Invention Space ⭐⭐⭐ – Vidy Lausanne VD
  3. History of Sciences Museum  ⭐⭐ –  Genève
  4. Archéolab ⭐⭐ – Pully VD
  5. Rivier House ⭐ – Tolochenaz VD
  6. Astropléiades ⭐- Blonay VD
  7. Photo Museum Labo ⭐⭐ – Vevey VD
  8. Puppet Museum ⭐ – Fribourg

The ⭐ represents the interest that these activities have had on the Torpille team.

Exploracentre


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🔗 Details on Exploracentre
📍 Location: Near Plainpalais – Geneva

Workshops to familiarize children with the world of science.

The Exploracentre on the ground floor of this building.
The Exploracentre on the ground floor of this building.

Workshops.
Workshops at exploracentre

A video on Exploracentre.

Invention Space


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🔗 Details on Invention Space
📍 Location: Vidy – Lausanne

A large space dedicated to scientific experiments in relation to a theme that lasts about a year. It is the best playful area in French-speaking Switzerland.

The dome of the Inventions space which serves as a sundial.
The dome of the Inventions space which serves as a sundial.

The inside of the Invention Space with experiments.
The inside of the Invention Space with experiments.

History of Sciences Museum


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🔗 Details on the History os Sciences Museum
📍 Location: Mon Repos Park – Geneva

Temporary scientific experiments in the museum.

The master house that hosts the museum.
La maison de maitre qui héberge le musée.

Experiments on the first floor.
Des expériences au premier étage.

A video about the museum.

Archéolab


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🔗 Details on Archéolab
📍 Location: City centre – Pully

Temporary exhibitions lasting about a year related to the Romans. Numerous experiments allow children to have fun. The 2019-2020 exhibition is particularly well designed and highly recommended by la Torpille.

The Archeolab building.
The Archeolab building.

The inside of the Archaeolab.
The inside of the Archaeolab.

A video of the Association of Friends of the Pully Museums.

River House


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🔗 Details on the River House
📍 Location: Tolochenaz

Fun activities on the theme of the environment.

The River House building.
The River House building.

An interactive board in the River House.
An interactive board in the River House.

Astropléiades


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🔗 Details on Astropléiades
📍 Location: Pléiades summit – Blonay

Astropléiades is an outdoor site at the top of the Pléiades. It allows you to familiarize yourself with the space environment.

An overview of the Astropléiades site.
An overview of the Astropléiades site.

Experiments at Astropléiades.
Experiments at Astropléiades.

A presentation video of the Astropléiades site.

Photo Museum Labo


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🔗 Details on the Photo Museum Labo
📍 Lieu: Market Square in Vevey.

The Swiss Camera Museum offers a laboratory for children aged 6 to 12 years old where pictures can be developed in the old-fashioned way. A very interesting activity to do in the company of a member of the museum which is open on Wednesday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays. It is recommended to book beforehand.

The former winegrower’s house hosting the photo museum.
The former winegrower's house hosting the photo museum.

The labo.
The labo.

A video about the photo museum.

Swiss Puppet museum


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🔗 Details on the Swiss Puppet Museum
📍 Location: Auge district, city of Fribourg

The Swiss Puppet Museum is located in the Old Town of Fribourg. It offers children a handicraft workshop and mainly a small theatre with real puppets that allows them to be actors rather than spectators.

The building of the Swiss Puppet Museum in the Old Town of Fribourg.
The building of the Swiss Puppet Museum in the Old Town of Fribourg.

The small theatre with children hiding behind the curtain and handling puppets.
The small theatre with children hiding behind the curtain and handling puppets.

A video on the museum.

Questions


What are the best playful attractions according to la Torpille?

  • The Invention Space in Vidy and the Archéolab in Pully are the best playful attractions for Children.

What is the unique outdoor playful attraction?

  • The Astropléiades at the top of Les Pléiades.