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Espace des Inventions

Address: 1, Vallee de la Jeunesse, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41-21-315-68-80
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Ranked #25 of 64 things to do in Lausanne
Type: Science museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Science museums, Museums
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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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Bercher, Vaud, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 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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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The good thing with this "museum" (it is way too small to be called a museum) is that it promotes science by allowing the visitors to interact. This is always good and very appreciated by kids whose short attention span is kept by all the touching they are allowed to do. I realize that it it a difficult and costly... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

a beautiful place for children; you can visit the place and there are always lots of things the children can touch and experience; we never miss any expostition, so well prepared.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

i am a bit of a science nerd, but this museum is so fun and interactive for anyone to enjoy! it is just the right size, so that you don't get bored toward the end or anything. and as a plus, its in a gorgeous park! it's supposed to be a kids museum but i'm 21 and loved it, and... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The floral arrangement is just amazing! Like a corner of wonderland. The variety of roses and more or les exotic plants and their arrangement is just marvelous. While enjoying the "garden", one can also discover interesting details about the inventions presented along the paths in the park, but it is far not about inventions. There is also a playground for... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This place is nicely done out and would make a good spot for an afternoon with kids, but all the exhibits are in french only, no translations are available, so very limited for those who don't speak french. It would be very easy to incorporate some multi-lingual elements into this exhibition. Also, the walk back out is no joke if... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Lots of different activities to try, well not if your an adult because you can't tell the kids to leave can you? But seemed like fun.

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Avignon, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

The museum is a great activity for children when visiting Lausanne. The facilities are great and the actual educational activities are fun and will captivate young minds, but the museum is quite small and won't occupy the little ones for a very long time.

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