Espace des Inventions

Espace des Inventions, Lausanne: Hours, Address, Espace des Inventions Reviews: 4/5

Espace des Inventions
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Science Museums • Children's Museums
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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1-2 hours
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CaroFace
Chamonix, France72 contributions
My 9yr old son absolutely loved this place! He was so into it all, as everything is interactive. The ground floor was all about earthquakes and the lower floor was all about the very artistic Giacometti family.

As luck would have it, they've worked on earthquakes and Giacometti sculptures at school, so I thought this would be a win-win option for a snowy Sunday visit in November and it was. Nice staff who take time to explain things (shout out to the young team member who did the meet & greet at the start).

Loved the earthquake monitoring at the entrance too.

Will definitely keep an eye out for future exhibitions. The surrounding parklands looked lovely too, but we didn't explore this time.
Written November 29, 2021
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MadeinBrasil
Lausanne, Switzerland79 contributions
The "Espace des Inventions'' is a very small museum (I was expecting a small museum, but not as small). It was perfect as it was not so crowded. They have interesting scientific expositions (earthquakes for that matter). And excellent for kids as they have plenty of games and interactive stands. My 5-year-old loved it! They did a really good job breaking it down to kids.
Written August 16, 2021
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Munyoz
539 contributions
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.
Written July 6, 2015
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zenalf
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland108 contributions
Family
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 exercise to create a thematic expo in this museum with interesting interactive experiments, but precisely for this reason, the exhibitions tend to stay a bit too long before being replaced (typically three months).
The consequence of this is that having been manipulated by the most demanding and careless customers, the experiment end up looking quite bad if not simply broken or unoperable.
So to enjoy this museum you should always visit an exhibition in its first days which is impossible if you do not live in or near Lausanne.

So if you are visiting Lausanne and try to catch the current exhibition, I strongly advise you to see for how long it has been on show and if it is too long, don't bother, you will probably be disappointed.

As someone said in another review, the exhibitions are rarely translated, so to get the most out of it, you will have to understand a minimum of french.

If you have kids and don't know what to do with them for an hour or two in Lausanne, try it,but you have other options too.
Written February 7, 2013
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Nicole K
Bercher, Vaud, Switzerland31 contributions
Family
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 got out of it, but they had a great time!
Written November 25, 2013
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francesca M
Geneva, Switzerland32 contributions
Family
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.
Written January 19, 2013
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anne valerie m
Geneva, Switzerland8 contributions
Business
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 with the French speakers and the tour guide, of course, has to speak French.
Written May 22, 2014
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littlemissbutler
maynooth99 contributions
Family
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 you happen to be pushing a buggy in 30* heat!
Written July 27, 2012
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Peter_kenty
Panama City, FL2 contributions
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 with the French speakers and the tour guide, of course, has to speak French.
Written November 23, 2011
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland547 contributions
Family
We met some friends with children there, and they were fascinated by all the interactive experiments well presented in the room at ground floor. There was also a kind girl doing some presentations, involving the children listening. Not very big, perhaps 10-15 experiments in total. First floor had some games with artistic background, appreciated by the children as well. Comfortable sofas for resting and chatting as well.
Written March 25, 2018
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Espace des Inventions is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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