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Geology and glaciology centre

Les Haudères

Two new features in the Centre's permanent exhibition

Geomorphology sector :

Geomorphology is the study of landforms and their evolution. The main processes active in mountain environments are very active in the Val d'Hérens. This represents a real heritage for the valley.

Did you know that in recent years, climate change has led to an increase in boulder falls and landslides in the valley, especially during periods of heatwaves and snow melt?

Soapstone sector:

Did you know that this "soft" stone that resists fire well was also used to make cooking pots and irons?

Special openings
  • Sunday January 8, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday February 26, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Prices 2023

- Adults: 6 CHF
- AHV/Students: 4 CHF
- Children under 16 years: free
- Family with more than 3 adults: 20 CHF
- Groups (on request): 1 to 15 persons: minimum 30 CHF, if more than 5 persons: 4 CHF extra per person. Schoolchildren under 16: free of charge.
Guided tours on request. Guided tour by an academic (in addition to entrance fees): 120 CHF.

After having presented beekeeping and avalanche management, this year the Geology and Glaciology Center of Les Haudères has chosen again an aspect of the relationship between man and nature that is well anchored in the Val d'Hérens: hunting.

Hunting has a long tradition in Valais and in Val d'Hérens in particular. In almost every family there are people who practice it. On the other hand, the often urban public visiting the valley often knows little about it and wonders about its usefulness. This trilingual exhibition therefore offers a unique opportunity to start a discussion on a subject that often divides people.
The exhibition is divided into 4 sectors that trace the typical stages of a hunting event:

Plan and prepare
Observe and wait
Aiming and shooting 
Gutting and preparing

Registration until the day before:
Evolène Région Tourisme 027 283 40 00 or info@evolène-region.ch

Informations on +41 (0)27 283 40 00



Geology and glaciology centre

Geology and glaciology centre

+41 (0)27 283 40 00



Chemin de l'Ecole
1984 Les Haudères

Location / Access

GPS coordinates :
46.083233118343195, 7.509385943412782