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Workshop  "The colourful world of minerals"

Age
7 to 12; no previous knowledge necessary

Activities
work stations for small groups, tour of the museum

Duration
1.5 h

Details
At work stations and on a tour of the museum, children can get to know the various properties and defining characteristics of minerals. They discover methods to identify minerals and learn to apply them independently. The differences between minerals and rocks are addressed as well.

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Rates

During opening hours (Mon-Fri, 9.00–17.00)

  • School class: 200 CHF
  • Groups: 200 CHF per group, each with a maximum of 12 people

Outside of opening hours (Mon-Fri)

  • School class: 250 CHF
  • Groups: 250 CHF per group, each with a maximum of 12 people

Weekend (Sat+ Sun, upon special request)

  • School class: 280 CHF
  • Groups: 280 CHF per group, each with a maximum of 12 people

The proceeds are used to organize exciting activities for you in focusTerra and to support our students.

Please note the cancellation fees.

Additional information and booking by email:

Workshop  "Geology of the Alps"

Age
14 and up; previous knowledge of the Earth's structure, plate tectonics and the formation of the Alps is helpful

Activities
group work and exchange ("puzzle" method) in the exhibition; exercises with rock samples

Duration
2 h

Details
Participants acquire and exchange knowledge about the formation of the Alps and the nappe theory in small groups at various stations in the museum. The building blocks of the Alps are investigated using rock hand samples.

Participants get to know the rock cycle and learn to distinguish the three classes of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. They also learn where to place the formation of the Alps in the context of geological history and understand the fundamental processes involved (plate tectonics, collision, nappe formation, erosion, isostasy).

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Rates

During opening hours (Mon-Fri, 9.00–17.00)

  • School class: 250 CHF
  • Groups: 250 CHF per group, each with a maximum of 12 people

Outside of opening hours (Mon-Fri)

  • School class: 300 CHF
  • Groups: 300 CHF per group, each with a maximum of 12 people

Weekend (Sat+ Sun, upon special request)

  • School class: 330 CHF
  • Groups: 330 CHF per group, each with a maximum of 12 people

The proceeds are used to organize exciting activities for you in focusTerra and to support our students.

Please note the cancellation fees.

Additional information and booking by email:

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Rates at a glance

Guided tour/ Duration

Rates*:
During opening hours

(Mon-Fri, 9.00–17.00)

Rates*:
Outside of opening (Mon-Fri)**
Rates*:
(Sat+ Sun
upon special request)

Tours in the exhibition (Permanent/special exhibition)

Duration: 1 h

150 CHF 200 CHF 230 CHF

Workshop "The colorful world of minerals"

Duration: 1.5 h

200 CHF 250 CHF 280 CHF

Workshop "Geology of the Alps"

Duration: 2 h

250 CHF 300 CHF 330 CHF

Geological city tour

Duration: 2 h

300 CHF 350 CHF 350 CHF

* Rates are per group, each with a maximum of 12 people. For geological city tours, rates are per group, each with a maximum of 20 people.

** If a guided tour begins during opening hours but ends outside of opening hours, the extra cost is calculated proportionally.

The proceeds are used to organize exciting activities for you in focusTerra and to support our students.

Cancellation fees for workshops/guided tours

We take our time to prepare a workshop or guided tour to your satisfaction. Due to the numerous short-term cancellations in the last few months, we see ourselves obliged to invoice the costs incurred in case you cancel a workshop or guided tour on short notice. Therefore please note:

In the event of a cancellation 3 or more days in advance we will charge

  • for School groups and groups up to 12 people 50 CHF;
  • for groups with more then 12 people 100 CHF.

In the event of a cancellation less then 3 days in advance we will charge

  • for School groups and groups up to 12 people 100 CHF;
  • for groups with more then 12 people 150 CHF.

In the event of a cancellation less then 24 hours in advance we will charge

  • for School groups and groups up to 12 people 150 CHF;
  • for groups with more then 12 people 200 CHF.

Thank you for your cooperation!

 
 
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