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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?

Prices 2021
  • Adults: 6 CHF
  • AHV/IV: 4 CHF
  • Children under 16: free
  • Families with more than 3 adults: 20 CHF
  • Special offer 2021 for families with 2 adults and children: Fr. 10.00, including entertainment folder with competition for the "Avalanches" discovery tour and 2 adult admissions to the museum.

Guided tours (Avalanche tour and museum):
  • Sunday, 4 pm, min. 5 persons, on the following dates
  • 11 July, 25 July
  • 1 August, 15 August, 29 August
  • 12 September, 17 October, 24 October
  • 17 October, 24 October
Price: 6 CHF (included in the museum entrance fee)

Temporary exhibition summer 2021:
Avalanche management: a cultural heritage Evolène, a municipality that has been exposed to avalanches for hundreds of years and was painfully hit in 1999, has learned over time to manage the avalanche phenomenon. This management is now part of its cultural heritage. The exhibition highlights the means of preventing avalanches, such as knowing the places at risk in order to avoid building there, and the setting up of warning, evacuation and rescue systems. Since 2018, avalanche management has been listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural asset.

When will it be listed? From 3 July to 31 October 2021
Where: At the Haudères geology centre

Opening hours:
July - August | Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday | 3 - 6 pm
September - October | Sunday | 3pm - 6pm

Special openings on request from 10 to 24 October!

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 3 to 6 pm: contact Mr. Gabriel Marchon on 079 874 52 12
Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm: regular opening

Guided tours (included in the price of admission to the museum):
Sunday, 4 pm, min. 5 persons, on the following dates
  • 11 July, 25 July
  • 1 August, 15 August, 29 August
  • 12 September, 17 October, 24 October
  • 17 October, 24 October

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

All information and dates of the opening and guided tours
Brochure of the exhibition "Avalanche management, a cultural heritage"

Informations on +41 (0)27 283 40 00

 

Contact

Geology and glaciology centre

Geology and glaciology centre

+41 (0)27 283 40 00

info@evolene-region.ch

https://www.evolene-geologie.ch/

Chemin de l'Ecole
1984 Les Haudères



Location / Access

GPS coordinates :
46.083233118343195, 7.509385943412782