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Upon request
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Secondary I - II (from age 10)
CHF 200.00

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Nourishing interaction

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Nourishing interaction
Food – There’s no better subject to break the ice between pupils with different languages and cultures.
Nourishing interaction
Upon request
1 h 30 min to 2 h
2 classes and accompanying adults
Secondary I - II (from age 10)
CHF 200.00

Choose your date

Nourishing interaction

Limited availability – Book now!
class exchanges

Your safety and the safety of our staff is our utmost priority. Hence all our activities have been adapted to the FOPH guidelines. All health and safety precautions in the Museum are to ensure you have a safe visit.

It is compulsory to wear a mask in our Museum. Please remember to bring one with you when you pay us a visit! Masks are also available at our Welcome Desk (CHF 0.50 each).

Let’s stay safe together! Thank you for your help and understanding.

The Alimentarium is already renowned for its pedagogical approach and, since spring 2019, now offers a new initiative aimed especially at language exchange classes.

Beurk ! Yuck ! Igitt ! The food we love to hate
Our participative exhibition Beurk ! Yuck ! Igitt ! The food we love to hate is based on stories our visitors shared on our designated website about the food they loathe. The Museum has taken this panoply of material to present an interactive and engaging contemplation of the emotion of disgust, analysing it from cultural, religious, social, historical and scientific aspects.

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.

In 1825, the gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” With Beurk! Yuck! Igitt! The food we love to hate, the Alimentarium takes the opposite approach to this now famous adage. Its new temporary exhibition, the first to be based on an emotion, explores food disgust by endeavouring to address the saying “Tell me what you don’t eat, and I will tell you what you are.

Visitors are invited to dive into the history of favourite food and pet hates via interactive exhibits and demonstrations that arouse all our senses, focusing on four main aspects of this topic: biology, ethics, aesthetics, and sustainable development.

    It includes:

    • Group welcome at the Museum
    • Bilingual discussion led by one of the Alimentarium’s experts on the importance of food, and food-related issues
    • Bilingual guided tour of the Alimentarium’s temporary exhibition Beurk ! Yuck ! Igitt ! The food we love to hate
    • Discussion regarding the exhibition and the general theme
    • Teaching resources, in French and German

    For whom? When? How much?

    • Target audience: Secondary I (from age 10) to secondary II
    • Number of participants: Two classes and accompanying adults
    • Times: Morning or afternoon, depending on the teachers’ preferences
    • Duration: 1 h 30 min to 2 h 
    • Languages: French and German
    • Price: Fixed price for 2 classes (40 pupils), CHF 200 (free for accompanying adults)
    • Pupils' guide
    • Teachers' guide

    To register your class and its partner class, simply click here! Book now 021 924 41 11.

    NB: Depending on the time of year and the weather, you may picnic in the Garden or reserve a meal (not included in the package) in the Alimentarium Restaurant.

     

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    This programme receives support from Movetia, which provides grants to promote linkups between classes from Switzerland’s different language regions. For more information visit www.movetia.ch/echange-classes.