Situated in Tolochenaz, near Morges and Lake Geneva, the House of the River is a modern, educational centre dedicated to nature. Perfectly integrated into the Boiron, this unique place offers interactive exhibits inside and entertaining educational activities outside.
Dedicated to this common but little known ecosystem, the House of the River offers a variety of unique facilities: outside activities, lake aquarium, giant tactile wall, educational pond, birdhouses, etc., all perfectly integrated into the countryside. Situated on the Trout Trail, this place combines fun, tourist and educational activities. Perfect for families!
The permanent exhibition tells visitors about the local natural and cultural heritage, highlighted by two key attractions:
- Jacques Piccard’s "F.A.-Forel" submarine, which plunged into the depths of Lake Geneva for 20 years
- the observation channel, unique in Switzerland, where visitors can watch the fish that swim in our rivers.
The House of the River has two main missions:
- fundamental and applied research
- education about the environment, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.