WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN GENEVA THIS HALF TERM
Get them off the I-pads with our selection of things to do with your children this half term.
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VISIT CERN’S FREE EXPOS
This visual landmark (27 metres high and 40 metres in diametres) is a wooden art installation, which symbolises planet earth.
On the ground floor is the permanent exhibition – the Universe of Particles, which takes you on a journey deep into the world of particles and back to the Big Bang. The exhibition in a darkened room includes a 6-minute multi-screen movie recreating the Big Bang. There are also small displays showing the history of particle research.
Take a walk through the Microcosm exhibition – a free, permanent exhibition open to all. This is a great interactive expo where life-size virtual scientists and engineers answer your questions via touch screen: What is it like to work at CERN and what are the experiments about?
TOP TIP: Check out the sculpture garden made from subatomic particle devices – outside the Microcosm hall. It’s an awesome collection of futuristic ‘sculptures’.
This exhibition is free and open to all ages. No reservation is needed.
READ our full article about visting Cern here.
L’Exploracentre is a an interactive and educational museum for children from age 5.
The concept is to familiarise children with digital, scientific and environmental themes in an interactive way – their slogan being “Forbidden not to touch.”
They team up with Bricks4Kids this holiday to offer workshops to recreate projects from LegoMovie2 on February 20 for 4-6 year olds in the afternoon and for 7-9 year olds in the morning.
The museum also offers ongoing expositions on different themes – current ones being “The science of the Circus”and “Optical Illusions” and daily workshops for all ages.
The workshops are catering for children of different ages and explore themes such as light painting, electronic music and video making. They run for 1.5 h and cost CHF 21.
It’s a great morning or afternoon and a great alternative to endless days in front of computer games.
On this site.
MOVIES FOR KIDS
The Lego movie 2, How to train your dragon (again) Miniscule (a bug saga) and Ralph breaks the Internet (a sequel to Wreck-it Ralph) are some of the choices that will delight little movie-goers this holiday.
Read our movie editor Sarah Scaddan’s quirky reviews with full list of English movies and cinemas here.
BEST FAMILY SKI RESORTS AROUND GENEVA
If you’re heading to the mountains with family in tow, check out our list of best places to take the kids skiing without too many tears and too much stress, but as you will know February is a very busy time on the mountains.
Read our recommendations here.
LET THEM IMAGINE THE MUSEUM OF THEIR DREAMS
During the February school holidays, the future museum for kids AMusEn, and Museomix came together to organise a holiday camp. Children aged eight and above are invited to imagine the museum of their dreams – they will prepare prototypes of their ideas using traditional materials and the latest technology, including Virtual Reality.
Their work will then be shown at an exhibition in La Julienne (Plan-les-Ouates), which will be open to the public. It will be a great occasion to meet the people behind the AMusEn project and discover how a new museum comes to life.
February 23rd and 24th
Route de Saint-Julien 116
For more details about the camp and the exposition check this website.
GET YOUR SKATES ON
Check out our round-up of the best ice-skating rinks in Geneva here.
SCARY ACTIVITY FOR OLDER KIDS
As part of the annual Antigel festival – “Le Corridor” features a school basement transformed into a world that could have been designed by David Lynch or Stanley Kubrick – an ideal activity for the fearless, and older children.
Le Corridor (February 20th-23rd at 19h and 21h),
Le Coridor: École intercommunale Le Sapay
Find out more about these events and other shows on Antigel’s website.
ACTIVE TA SUPER ETOILE
After launching her book series, she now invites children to attend workshops to awaken their inner superstar. During the workshops, they will work on trusting themselves, boosting their self-confidence, thinking for themselves, and developing their own “savoir-être”, and “savoir-faire”.
The programme will include relaxation activities, interactive reading, philosophical debate, creativity, meditation, role-playing games, and more.
February 27th , from 16h30 to 18h
Rue du Prieuré 23
Workshops are designed for children aged three to 12 years old, and entrance is CHF40. For more details, please consult the event’s page on Facebook.