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Vaud Zoology Museum

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!
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!


Palais de Rumine
Place de la Riponne 6
1005 Lausanne


+41 (0)21 316 34 60



From 01 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Free entry every first Saturday of the month

Bus No 1 & 2: «Rue Neuve» or «Valentin» stops
Bus No 7 & 8: «Riponne-Maurice Béjart» stop
Bus No 16: «Pierre Viret» stop
Metro M2: «Riponne-Maurice Béjart» stop
By car: Parking de la Riponne


Permanent exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions: Full price
8 chf

Temporary exhibitions: Reduced price
5 chf

Temporary exhibitions: Up to 25 years old

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