Vaud Zoology Museum

Where?
Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire
Schedules
From Tuesday to Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Price
Free
The Vaud Zoology Museum has occupied the neo-Florentine building of the Palais de Rumine in the centre of Lausanne since 1909. The south wing includes animals from around the world, notably the biggest stuffed great white shark in the world, weighing in at 5.89 metres!
Useful information

Address

Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire
Palais de Rumine
Place de la Riponne 6
1005 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

Permanent exhibitions

Free

Temporary exhibitions: Full price

8 chf

Temporary exhibitions: Reduced price

5 chf

Temporary exhibitions: Up to 25 years old

Free

Closed on Mondays
Public holidays: open from 10am to 5pm
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month
Closed on 25 December, 1 and 2 January

Bus 1, 2: «Rue Neuve» stop
Bus 7, 8: «Riponne-Maurice Béjart» stop
Bus 16: «Pierre Viret» stop
Metro M2: «Riponne-Maurice Béjart» stop
By car: Parking de la Riponne

More info
In the main gallery, the free permanent exhibition systematically presents the main groups of vertebrates, while the comparative anatomy room has an impressively detailed display of skeletons and specimens in jars.

Finally, the entomological collections (insects) are most certainly the high point of the museum. Visitors find the fascinating world of ants particularly interesting. The museum has gained a reputation for Myrmecology (study of ants) since 1982, with the arrival of several pioneering researchers.

The icing on the cake for the children is the ability to organise birthday parties with treasure trails and a little film as a bonus!
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