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Located within the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Montbrillant Building, this museum takes you on an amazing journey through the history and evolution of communication. At the ICT Discovery museum you can get a glimpse into the communication technologies of 18th Century and early 19th Century, when telegrams, telephone and radio ruled the scene. Today modern gadgets like cellphones, computers and tablets are an integral part of our lives; the various displays at the ICT Discovery will give your greater insight into their functions. At the beginning of your tour through the museum, you will be presented with a Samsung Galaxy tablet will act as your guide as you explore the various exhibits.
The museum is located in one of Geneva's most beautiful neo-classical buildings, the Villa Bartholini, which was built in 1825 and situated in a magnificent park on the lakefront. This unique museum traces Geneva's rich scientific past, mainly between the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum will fascinate both children and adults. The Collection includes a number of amazing old scientific instruments used in astronomy, medicine, meteorology and physics, such as the famous "Navicula de Venetis" sundial, the hygrometer for hair, and scientific instruments invented by de Saussure and trialled during the 1787 Mont-Blanc expedition. Other exhibits describe the history of electricity, the microscope and the barometer.
In one of the world's largest center of nuclear research, there are several possibilities of discovering the world of 7000 scientists from 80 countries. By reserving in advance at CERN, three-four weeks for individuals and three-four months for groups, a half-day visit to one of the world's largest research center, Cern can be arranged. The visit starts with an introduction given by one of the guides, followed by a journey of 100 meters (328.08 feet) below the earth to see one of the experiments on the LEP particle accelerator. It is not necessary to make reservations for the Microcosm exhibit, in which it is possible to view videos, models, original equipment and computer games. Check out the website for more information.