What better way to get to know the city, or simply interesting way to pass a rainy day, than to visit one of its many museums and cultural attractions? The city offers many options to whoever may be interested, and so do the CERN and the UN. Here are some pieces of information that you could use if interested.

United Nations

10 CHF for University students

Open Monday to Friday:
Mornings: 10 a.m. to 12 noon (tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon)
Afternoons: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (tours start at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

CERN

Every visit at the CERN is free, but as you will read below, the LHC and the other operating areas of the CERN can be seen only with an appointment/ reservation.

Opening hours: 10am to 5pm

Closed on Sundays

Comment of an ESN committee member: This is my favourite place in Geneva, or well, close to it. If you like science, or even if you don’t it’s a great place with an amazing atmosphere. In the globe you will have the chance to see a presentation called “Universe of Particles” and the whole place is very interactive. And if like me you still don’t know what Antimatter is, this is still, definitely, the place for you. 

 

Red Cross Musem

7 CHF for < 22 y.o., otherwise 15 CHF

Opening hours : 10am to 5pm (Nov-Mar), 10am to 6pm (Apr-Oct)

Closed on Monday


 

Ariana Museum (Glass and pottery)

Free entrance for the permanent exhibition, 6 CHF for the temporary exhibition

Opening hours : 10am to 6pm

Closed on Monday


 

Musée international de la Réforme (International Museum of the Reformation)

8 CHF for students

Opening hours : 10am to 5pm

Closed on Monday


 

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (MAH)

Free entrance

Opening hours : 11am to 6pm

Closed on Monday

 

Musée d’ethnographie (MEG)

Free entrance for the permanent exhibition

Opening Hours : 11am to 6pm

Closed on Monday

 

Natural History Museum

Free entrance

Opening hours : 10am to 17pm

Closed on Monday

Comments of a member of ESN: I love this museum, I’ve been there four times already, if you want to learn more about the fauna and the flora of the area, you must visit the museum! But most importantly, they have a beautiful two-headed turtle, you can’t miss it!

 

Musée d’histoire des sciences

Free entrance

Opening hours : 10am to 5pm

Closed on Tuesday

 

Musée Rath

Between 10 CHF and 20 CHF depending on the exhibition

Opening hours : 11am to 6pm

Closed on Monday


 

Maison Tavel

Free entrance

Opening Hours: 11am to 6pm

Closed on Monday

 
 

MAMCO (Modern and Contemporary Art)

Free entrance for students

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 6pm

Saturday & Sunday 11am to 6pm