School Visits & Children

In order to make a reservation, please fill in the Pre-reservation form . This form is mandatory for all types of visits.

Due to the current health situation, in order to preserve the health of our public and our employees, we are offering a new framework for welcoming school classes.

For compulsory education, independent visits to the Museum of up to three classes from the same establishment are allowed at the same time. For workshops and guided tours, one class per guided tour is authorised. The maximum number of pupils/children per group is 25, and the wearing of masks is mandatory for those aged 12 and above.

We strongly advise you to put several choices of dates when you fill in the online form so that we can best respond to your requests.

As far as self-guided visits are concerned, groups with a reservation will be given priority. If you have not made a reservation in advance, we may not be able to give you access to the Museum if the security limits are reached.

These standards are valid until further notice. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Please do not hesitate to contact our reservations team on 021 621 67 20 or by e-mail at edu.museum@olympic.org if you have any questions.

An "à la carte" formula now allows you to discover the temporary and permanent exhibitions in a free or guided way and to take part in thematic, interactive and fun workshops in the company of our Mediators, the "TOM Coaches".

Compose your visit!

There are four ways to visit the Museum with your class:

  • Guided tour: Visit the permanent exhibition in the company of a Mediator. Duration: 90 minutes

  • Workshop + guided tour: Thematic tour in the exhibition (permanent or temporary depending on the theme) and workshop in the Gym' or Studio (educational areas of the TOM), all accompanied by a Mediator. Duration: 2 parts of 45 min

  • Workshop + independent visit (optional): In the company of a Mediator, take advantage of a thematic workshop and extend your Olympic experience by visiting independently the exhibitions. Duration: 45 minutes for the workshop, unlimited independent visit

  • Independent visit: Access to all exhibition areas except educational areas. Duration: unlimited

Our themes

Destination Olympia

Children discover the origins of the Olympic Games. They compare the sports equipment of the first athletes with the ones of today and experiment with the disciplines practised in ancient times.

Workshop duration: 45 minutes 

Duration workshop + guided tour: 90 minutes 

Recommended ages: 4-6 years old* / 7-10 years old / 11-13 years old / 14-15 years old       (* For this age group, we only recommend the workshop)

All different, all winners

Participants explore several fundamental notions of Olympism. Through games, questions and activities, students/children discover how values are the basis of the Olympic Games.

Workshop duration: 45 minutes 

Duration workshop + guided tour: 90 minutes 

Recommended ages: 7-10 years old / 11-13 years old / 14-15 years old 

Chat challenge (theme available until 18 March 2021)

Participants are invited to reflect on respect, friendship, fair play and team spirit. The mediator will stimulate the childrens’ thinking and encourage them to reflect on universal values, in sport as well as in everyday life.

Workshop duration: 45 minutes 

Duration workshop + guided tour: 90 minutes 

Recommended ages: 11-13 years / 14-15 years old

Kaki Moji (theme available from 23 March to 19 November 2021)

Students become familiar with Japanese culture by becoming hero athletes of a sports scene. They express their emotions and creativity, while becoming aware of the diversity of communication systems. 

Workshop duration: 45 minutes 

Duration workshop + guided tour: 90 minutes 

Recommended ages: 7-10 years / 11-13 years / 14-15 years / 16+.

Lausanne-Tokyo AR (theme available from 23 March to 19 November 2021)

Participants are invited to express their creativity by creating an "augmented collage" on shelves from a library of images inspired by Japanese culture, the sports on the programme and the visual identity of Tokyo 2020.

Workshop duration: 45 minutes 

Duration workshop + guided tour: 90 minutes 

Recommended ages: 11-13 years / 14-15 years old

How well do you know the Olympic Games?

Participants will discover the permanent exhibition to learn the basics of the Olympic Games.

Duration of the guided tour: 90 minutes

Recommended ages: 11-13 years / 14-15 years / 16+.

Thematic orientation: 

  • Origin and history of the Olympic Games
  • Olympic values
  • General (highlights)

 

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Want to get involved?

In order to maintain coherence with the school world, the challenges and trends in education, the Olympic Museum has set up a Pool of Referent Teachers. Involvement consists of approximately 2 annual meetings and the response to periodic electronic consultations. In exchange, the Museum offers exclusive benefits to you and your class.

To find out more: edu.museum@olympic.org

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