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

School visits are not cancelled.
Wearing a mask is mandatory in the museum, from 12 y.o. and up.
We recommend that you disinfect your hands with the hydro-alcoholic gel provided.
The equipment used is disinfected after each appointment.

Visit the MCBA in complete safety

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 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: Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes

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 am
  • Free of charge, advance booking required at least two weeks in advance

Book a guided tour: Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes

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

Art in the spotlight:
classroom reinventions

At the start of every new school year, the museum turns the spotlight on one work from its collection, working with schools on creative projects to reinvent it in various ways. The results are exhibited at public art workshops in June.

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

  • From age 4

Educational resources

About "The Collection"

List of works exhibited, with mention of easily accessible linked documentation and access to a file of images for downloading.

List of works (fr)

The discovery booklet is full of games and activities for kids to develop their observation skills and imagination and get them drawing!
From age 7. Available free of charge from the front desk

Download the discovery booklet (fr)

Audio and written comments on forty exhibited works, interviews with artists and specialists.

Download on the AppStore

Download on Google Play

Two children’s books in French to cover a selection of works, some of which are currently on display : Regarde, elles parlent ! 15 œuvres du musée te racontent leur histoire and Ça bouge au musée

About "Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes."

The discovery booklet is full of games and activities for kids to develop their observation skills and imagination and get them drawing!
From age 7. Available free of charge from the front desk

Download the discovery booklet (fr)

List of activities to be carried out in the exhibition for visiting classes. From 12 years old.

Activities for classes (fr)

Solutions of “Activities for classes” (fr)

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