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The theater of experiments @MHS

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Teaching physics through demonstration and experimentation.

This was the conviction behind the courses Geneva scholar Marc-Auguste Pictet (1752-1825) delivered to Academy students for over 40 years. He also gave public courses for adults which were open to women. Pictet built up an extensive cabinet of demonstration instruments purchased from the best European makers. These later became one of the founding collections of the Academy Museum and,
later still, of the History of Science Museum. This exceptional collection is at the heart of our exhibition. Replicas of the instruments and interactive displays inspired by the great classical demonstrations of physics, give visitors an opportunity to test and learn about the phenomena being presented. Everyone will be able to find a moment to be inspired and to marvel.

HappyKid comment: 

A great exhibition for children: the Theatre of Experiments at the Museum of the History of Science. Free, and perfect in this rainy weather. And little hands welcome for the experiments!

If you're interested in a group guided tour, send me an email and I'll organise it gadly depending on the MHS availabilities and your requests.

From 10:00 to 17:00 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, until 21/02/2021.
Age min.: 
5 years
Des présentations d'expériences, pour les groupes et les classes (sur réservation uniquement auprès de maha.zein[at]

Musée d'Histoire des Sciences - MHS

Main phone: 
+41.22.418 5060
Phone 2: 
+41.22.418 5069 (inscriptions mercredis des sciences)
Rue de Lausanne 128 Parc de la Perle du Lac
1202 Genève