Science Tours to Geneva

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  • College

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Key Highlights

  • CERN
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
  • United Nations
  • The History of Science Museum
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Home to several exciting educational visits including the popular CERN facility, this unique destination offers Science and Technology groups a chance to experience a range of internationally renowned facilities and museums. 

A day at CERN gives students the chance to tour the facilities, attend an introduction and film, plus an chance to explore experimental areas and an accelerator. Alongside CERN, there are an excellent variety of visits for Science & Technology students in Geneva, including The Museum of Natural History, World Meteorological Organisation and Seujet Dam Tour, plus many more. 

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Day 1
Morning

Flight from UK to Geneva. Transfer to your accommodation, check-in and then on to the city centre

Afternoon

Optional visits include: A walk around the shore of Lac Léman taking in: • Jet d’Eau • Pont du Mont Blanc • Quai du Mont Blanc • Quai Wilson • Palais Wilson A visit to the Favarger Chocolate Factory - learn all about how their chocolate is made leave with a tasty souvenir

Evening

Evening meal

Day 2
Morning/Afternoon

A full day excursion to CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research: (booked directly by the group) Guided Tour of the CERN facilities - each tour lasts about three hours and includes an introduction with a short film followed by a visit to one or two of the ground-level visit points Visit the two permanent exhibitions: • The "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics, currently being explored by the CERN via the LHC and other accelerators. • The Microcosm's exhibitions take visitors on a journey through CERN’s key installations. Follow the path of the particles from a bottle of Hydrogen, through the network of accelerators and on to collision inside vast experiments.

Evening

Evening meal, Bowling

Day 3
Morning

Optional visits include: A trip across Lac Léman by free yellow water taxi to visit: • The Old Town: • Parc des Bastions & Reformation Wall • St Pierre Cathedral • Jardin Anglais International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum – A guided tour of the permanent exhibitions allow visitors to explore three major challenges in today’s world: Defending Human Dignity; Restoring Family Reducing Natural Risks. Independent visits with audio guides are also possible The Natural History Museum - The permanent exhibition contains nearly 120 dioramas and almost a hundred species of birds, reptiles and amphibians and mammals living on Swiss soil, true icons of natural history museums.

Afternoon

Transfer to Geneva airport for your flight back to the UK

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Educational Visits In Geneva

Other Study Visits

  • World Meteorological Organisation
    The UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
  • The Museum Of Natural History
    Geneva’s favourite museum is 8,000m2 in size and welcomes 250,000 visitors each year. Inside regional fauna is represented, along with mammals, birds, frogs, toads and insects too, and one whole floor is devoted to the Earth and the history of humankind. You are also invited to visit temporary exhibitions on future scientific challenges, current issues or environmental protection.
  • The History of Science Museum
    Venture into the city’s scientific past and witness the origins of many ideas and breakthroughs. The museum displays an intriguing collection of scientific instruments from the 17th to the 19th century. This includes microscopes, telescopes, sundials, astrolabes and ornate globes.
  • Vessy Waterworks Guided Tour
    The old waterworks at the Vessy site harbour numerous historic pieces including a hydraulic construction with a dam and sluice gates, pressure pumps for drinking water, a turbine group alternator and a diesel engine. The quality of the natural site, the buildings, the works of art and the machine park inspired its renovation in 2007.
  • Bois-de-Bay Treatment Plant Guided Tour
    Opened in April 2010, this water treatment plant treats wastewater from several regions and disposes the rejected water in the Allondon, a stream known for its organic qualities and beauty. The wastewater is treated in permanence to protect the quality of the river Rhône where the treated water ends up.
  • Les Cheneviers Guided Tour
    The Cheneviers plant treats and recycles urban, agricultural, industrial and special waste according to the principles of sustainable development. Every year, the plant treats around 250,000 tons of waste. A third is waste from Geneva: 80,000 tons arrive by river boats on the Rhône every year. This mode of transport replaces 50 – 70 trucks by day.
  • Seujet Dam Guided Tour
    The development includes a dam with two channels, a lock on the right bank and a hydroelectric factory on the left bank. The dam has three functions: control the level of Léman Lake, regulate the flow of the Rhône, and produce electricity. The works release stored water into the lake at times of high electricity consumption in the canton. The construction also includes a fish ladder with 21 pools and a passage for beavers.
  • The Swiss Plasma Center (Formerly Centre for Research in Plasma Physics)
    The Swiss Plasma Center is Switzerland's major plasma and fusion laboratory. Its main goal is to participate in the worldwide development of this new energy source through strong education and research programmes. Scientists at the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne will gladly introduce your group to plasmas, fusion and their related experimental devices during a one hour guided tour including the tour of the tokamak fusion reactor.

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Other Cultural Visits

  • Farvarger Chocolate Manufacturer Tour
    Favarger is also an experience just waiting to be shared. Nothing could be better than embarking on a voyage into the world of the Manufacture and discovering Favarger’s history and craftsmanship, dating back to almost 200 years. And, this is why we organise guided tours of the Manufacture on request.
  • ICT Discovery Centre
    It showcases the evolution of ICT through the ages – from early attempts to communicate through to the rapid pace of invention during the 19th and 20th centuries and onwards to a vision of what the future could bring. Our groups receive a 20 min presentation (3 options available), a short 20 min tour and then each visitor is given an audio-visual guide which is used to interact with the exhibits including a fun games area at the end resulting in a memorable experience.
  • Museums and Galleries
    Geneva is home to more than thirty museums and galleries presenting a wide array of cultural and historical offerings. From the ultra-modern Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art to the ancient Maison Tavel, Geneva’s museums capture the full spectrum of the city’s history and major cultural influences.

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