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Junior Academy
This area is a unique place to learn, revolving around two different but complementary experiences. One is the discovery of new tastes thanks to the expertise of our chefs/activity leaders and the other is a range of educational games to better understand food and nutrition.

In addition to cooking, the workshops are designed to make both young and old alike aware of the notions of a balanced diet, ecology and recycling, seasonal produce, nutrients and how our bodies work.

Discover the JuniorAcademy

With a room designed for cookery workshops and a games area, it’s a real paradise for all young food lovers. To make sure as many as possible get a chance to enjoy the activities, the games area will be open to the public between 10.00 and 12:00 two Saturdays a month! Children can now discover the world of food and nutrition through a variety of fun-filled, educational games, including quizzes, fishing and food shopping.

Times: Third, fourth and fifth Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00

Price to enter the JuniorAcademy without taking part in a workshop:

  • Free for children under 6
  • CHF 4.00 for children 6 years old and over (including entrance to the permanent exhibition)
    Payable at the Museum Welcome Desk
  • Free for parents and accompanying adults

Discover our cookery workshops for children in the JuniorAcademy 

Be my guest

Time: Sunday mornings from 09:15 to 12:00
​Age: 6-12 years

Mini cooks 

Time: First and second Saturday of the month from 09:15 to 12:45

Age: 9-12 years

School groups in the JuniorAcademy

While playing the games, children are to be supervised by the adults accompanying them. This area presents 28 different games on specific themes such as:

  • the 5 senses
  • seasonal food
  • where food grows
  • water, pulses, cheese, cereals and chocolate
  • balancing diet
  • where food comes from
  • how we preserve food
  • saltwater fish and freshwater fish
  • not forgetting our two key games: the quiz and the computer café!

Children are invited to discover this interactive and educational area as they please, in no specific order. Each game is accompanied by a set of rules for both accompanying adults and the children.

The JuniorAcademy mobile apps

Discover our six interactive ‘serious games’, specially developed to enable you to discover food and nutrition while having fun.

JuniorAcademy games