Apart from being a place to be visited, the AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium is a constantly evolving universe to be discovered by attending educational workshops with scientific mediators.
These discovery tours will take children and adults on a unique adventure to the magical world of fresh water.
The younger ones will be able to discover the spectacular morphological and behavioural diversity of the fish, which is the result of an adaptation to fascinating living environments. They can explore the links uniting fish, reptiles, amphibians and all living creatures by immersing in the history of life and its evolution by way of entertaining workshops which are adapted to their respective ages.
The family visits will thrill them with a trip across the five continents, discovering the aquatic worlds and unusual creatures inhabiting them. Formulas adapted for children from the age of 6 years old are available in different languages.
The older ones can pretend to be scientists and explore the intimacy of the lifestyles of fish and other freshwater animals, or examine the pollution of their environment and conceive solutions to protect them.
A guided and interactive tour across two floors which focuses on 10 ecosystems selected from the total of 20 which are present on the site, as well as across the 5 continents, with a total of 10,000 fish and 100 reptiles.
The visit ends with the vast tropical greenhouse of 533 m², devoted to the Amazon. A totally immersive and interactive scenography enhances the living collection with virtual representations.
Aimed at experienced explorers, as well as beginners (from the age of 12), the workshops encourage visitors to explore the intricacies of sociality and its evolution, with several fun experiments at the AQUATIS laboratory, to then continue exploring along the visitor´s path and observing different species in their respective habitats. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to apply scientific methods of study and analysis to extend your knowledge of the freshwater ecosystem protection standards.
An entertaining as well as scientific workshop, between the AQUATIS laboratory and the immersive and interactive visitor´s path. By stepping into the shoes of a scientist, participants will test water samples for pollution and discuss the implementation of environmental measures.
An approach which is both fun, educational and scientific. This workshop takes place between the AQUATIS laboratory and the visitor´s path and will give the participants the opportunity to explore the intricacies of social behaviour and its evolution over the ages. Do fish cooperate with each other? Are crocodiles altruistic? You will find all the answers to your questions!
AQUATIS offers educational workshops for students adapted to the various age groups and aligned with the French-speaking Switzerland Studies Plan (PER).
Students will be able to learn and review, in immersion, important concepts such as: the place of fish within the evolutionary process, their habitats, their morphologies, their diets.
Discover the following themes: nutrition, morphology and evolution.
Discover the following themes: evolution and geography.
Discover the following themes: evolution and awareness of the environment.
These educational workshops combine experimenting, observation, drawing and reflection, in the laboratory, as well as along the visitor´s path.A close exchange between the young visitors and the scientific mediators provides sufficient topic to continue the exchanges and the reflection in the class.
Our animals swim, jump and crawl... they are wild and sometimes poisonous. Before you admire them in the ponds or terrariums, you can learn more about these big and small animals by having fun with your friends with the leisure activities.
Our little visitors gain a better understanding of the fascinating world of fish, snakes and frogs.
What do all fish have in common with other fish and what are their differences? How do they breathe? How do they see? Where and how do they live? Let´s get the answers to all these questions and many more, during an entertaining workshop, including fun experiments in the AQUATIS laboratory and fish observations in their natural habitat along the visitor´s path.