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Visiting centre

Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute

Sustainability
Winner 2017
Sustainability
Winner 2017
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Tuesday–Sunday 10.00–17.00
Monday closed
Holiday opening hours
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© Marcel Burkhardt
Visiting centre

Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute

An interactive exhibit, a bird cinema, a mechanical theatre about birdcalls, and a wildlife garden on the shores of Lake Sempach are your invitation to visit the local world of birds.

Get to know Switzerland’s birdlife in a whole new way. Visit our main exhibition “Survival” and become a bird yourself. A unique ringing system generates your personal bird profile. The film “Bird Watch” takes you on a surprising journey through Switzerland, and “Singphony” invites you to delve into the world of birdsong.

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Our attractions

Survival

Experience the world from a bird's perspective

Experience the world from a bird’s perspective. You will be given a ring, hatch from the egg, choose your food and migration strategy, and be confronted with a variety of dangers.
Garden and aviaries

With us, your prospects are bright

The banks of Lake Sempach are an inviting place to relax. In the natural paradise of the Ornithological Institute’s garden, you can watch the birds both inside and outside the aviary.
Singphony

Do you understand the language used by “Twitchers”?

In the Singphony, you are introduced to the secrets of bird language and can learn the basics of birdsong.
Bird Watch

Fly through Switzerland with our birds.

The Bird Watch cinema features surprising and fun snapshots caught on film showing birds across Switzerland.
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© Marcel Burkhardt
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See you soon at the Swiss Ornithological Institute!

We look forward to welcoming you at the visitor centre of the Swiss Ornithological Institute.

Contact us if you have any questions!

+41 41 462 97 97

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