Every last Wednesday of the month, the Jean Hallemans museum of prehistory and geology in Sciez offers family activities to discover the life of the men of Cro-Magnon.

Les ateliers familles du mercredi Sciez


Sciez (74140)
Animals not allowed

- Ideal for children from 4/5 years old and suitable for the whole family.
Bring clothes that are not afraid of getting dirty.

Making a Fossil - History of Life
Make fossils you can take home, then learn about the history of life on Earth.

Prehistoric art
Reproduce the works of prehistoric people on facsimiles of cave walls, and make a piece of jewelry to take home.

Archaeological dig
Learn the basics of the archeology profession on a mock excavation site and discover how to know what era an archaeological layer dates from.

Invent your writing
Discover the origins of writing, then invent your own alphabet and finally, engrave your first name or a message on a clay medallion.

“Prehisto-FooD” game tour
What did our ancestors eat? Discover human diets throughout the ages, then prepare your menu as a character from one of these eras.

- For the whole family, children from 7/8 years old.

Learn how to light a fire without a lighter or match, the way our prehistoric ancestors did. An exercise in family perseverance!

Flint size
Demonstration, handling of reconstructions of archaeological tools.
Each participant will be able to test the waist gestures.

Hunting with propellant shooting
The animal is an essential resource in prehistory! Learn the many uses of different body parts, discover the evolution of hunting techniques, then try speargun shooting.

Natural Hazards: the Wheel of Misfortune
Is it better to live near Lake Geneva or in the mountains? How to prevent risks? Choose to live among 6 towns in Chablais where natural risks vary depending on the landscape, then let the Wheel of Misfortune decide your destiny.

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    Free visit: €5/adult and €4/child
    Guided tour: €6/adult and €5/child
    Guided tours are only possible at times defined on the current program or by group reservation.

    Paid visit from 5 years old.

    1 workshop alone: ​​€5/person.
    Free visit + 1 workshop: €8/person.
    Free visit + 2 workshops: €10/person.
    Free visit + 3 workshops: €12/person.
    Day pass (self-guided visit + 5 workshops): €15/person.

    Payable from 5 years old.

    A'musées-vous ticket: fire museum + prehistory: €9/adult + €7/child. Only in summer.
    Family plus rate: 1 free workshop from 5 people.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French


    Every last Wednesday of the month.

    Wednesday May 29
    - 10 a.m.: Flint knapping
    - 11 a.m.: Fire workshop
    - 2 p.m.: Archaeological dig
    - 3 p.m.: Shooting with a propeller - Animal theme
    - 4 p.m.: Prehistoric art

    Wednesday June 26
    - 10 a.m.: Making a fossil - History of Life
    - 11 a.m.: Archaeological dig

    In the afternoon, we offer around 2.5 hours of activities on the Guidou and Coudrée areas with a departure from the museum:
    - 2 p.m.: Walk in the forest and lake with cabins, animal tracks, useful plants, land art.

    • Introductory/discovery
    • Accompanied
    • Booking obligatory
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking


    Musée de Préhistoire et Géologie J. Hallemans 207 Route du Moulin de la Glacière Espace Pierre Chappuis 74140 Sciez
    Start near : Sciez (74140)

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    Information update on 04/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Destination Léman