School visits are our priority

MCBA is delighted to offer children, students, and teachers free entry to the museum. Sparking curiosity, sharing emotions and knowledge, and learning about original works is what we are all about.

We offer interactive visits, peer-led tours, made-to-measure teaching projects, guidance for planning visits, and exchanges of ideas and viewpoints to help schools make the most of their visit.

Contact: visites.mcba@vd.ch

Covid-19

According to the current federal rules, the access to cultural activities indoors is retricted to holders of a valid Covid certificate + ID card. This does not apply to youngsters and children under the age of 16. Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory indoors.

Visit formats

Guided tours for teachers

Teachers can book free guided tours of every MCBA exhibition, with information on the works, plans for classroom projects, teaching material, and guidance on planning class visits.

Advance booking required: visites.mcba@vd.ch

Open access tours for classes

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Starting from 10.30 am
  • Free of charge, advance booking required at least two weeks in advance. Please let us know when you arrive.

Book an open access tour: “Jean Otth”

Book an open access tour: “Jardin d’Hiver #1”

Book an open access tour: “Francis Alÿs”

Book an open access tour: “The Collection”

Guided tours for classes

Interactive tours with a guide, adapted for children aged 4 to 18. Each tour lasts one hour.

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • starting from 10.15 am
  • Free of charge, advance booking required at least two weeks in advance

Book a guided tour: “Jean Otth”

Book a guided tour: “Jardin d’Hiver #1”

Book a guided tour: “Francis Alÿs”

Book a guided tour: “The Collection”

Peer-led tours

Peer-led tours, with children showing other children around the exhibition, allow youngsters to explore and experience the artworks on their own terms.

Contact the museum’s education team for further information.

  • From age 9
  • Duration: 2 sessions at the museum and 1 session of classroom time

The museum all year round:
my museum album

Classes are invited to visit the museum several times for various exhibitions, building strong links with the works of art and the museum itself. Each child records their experiences in a special sketchbook.

Contact the museum’s education team for further information:  visites.mcba@vd.ch

  • From age 4
  • Duration: 3 x one-hour sessions at the museum
  • Free of charge, advance booking required at least two weeks in advance

Educational resources

About MCBA

Activities allow students to discover some of the architectural elements of the new MCBA, with the aim of making them aware of issues related to the built environment that surrounds them.
From 12 years old

Activities for classes (fr)

Toolkit for visitors

Available to download

Books for children

Regarde, elles parlent !
15 œuvres du musée te racontent leur histoire

Ces récits présentent quinze œuvres de la collection du MCBA, de François Dubois à Kader Attia, à l’appui de leurs reproductions et d’illustrations inédites de Fausto Gilberti.
Public : dès 8 ans

Gisèle Comte, Sandrine Moeschler, Laurence Schmidlin et Deborah Strebel

(fr.), 92 p., 15 ill. en couleurs et 15 ill. originales de Fausto Gilberti, 15 x 21 cm

Coédition : Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne / La Joie de lire, Genève

ISBN : 978-2-88908-489-0

CHF 19,90.-

Ça bouge au musée !

Ce livre propose de développer le sens du toucher et la motricité fine des tout-petits, en suivant, avec le doigt, une ligne cheminant dans des œuvres  de la collection du XIXe au XXIe siècle.
Public :  jusqu’à 2 ans

Gisèle Comte

(fr.), 20 p., 14 ill. en couleurs, 16 x 16 cm
Coédition : Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne / La Joie de lire, Genève

ISBN : 978-2-88908-490-6

CHF 14.-

Photos: MCBA, Nora Rupp