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«Le grand bazar de l'évolution», the new exhibition to discover at the Botanical Conservatory and Gardens

Everyone is talking about biodiversity these days… but where does it come from? How did it appear? What are the mechanisms that drive it? At the heart of these questions is a key concept: evolution!  

Le grand bazar de l'évolution

From 20 May to 17 October 2021, the Botanical Conservatory and Gardens of Geneva presents its new exhibition: Le grand bazar de l'évolution.

The exhibition retraces the long history of life on Earth, important events along the way along with the wonders, surprises and major finds from when the earliest living organisms first appeared in water some 3.5 billion years ago to the current implications of diminishing biodiversity.

It also shows how simple mechanisms such as selection, chance, symbiosis and the interweaving of species have produced the astonishing diversity of living organisms we can see today. The exhibition encourages us to change our vision of the biodiversity surrounding us and of which we are a part.

Through four focal points and by highlighting the collections present on site, this exhibition will take you on a journey of discovery through a large part of your Botanical Garden, from the lake shore to the pool behind the Winter Garden.

Useful information

  • From 20 May to 17 October 2021
  • Opening times: 8 am. - 7.30 p.m.
  • Open-air exhibition
  • Bilingual: French and English
  • Free admission

Material available to visitors 

  • Brochure on the mechanisms of evolution in French and English, for visitors aged 15 and over
  • Explorer’s notebook on evolution, to be completed with the family


E-conference entitled “La nature est-elle bien faite? Notre corps et l'évolution” (Does nature do things well? Our body and evolution) to be followed live  on 25 May at 6.30 p.m. Conference by Guillaume Lecointre, Professor at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Cabinet of curiosities

The cabinet of curiosities invites you to play on a touch-screen wall to discover the mechanisms of evolution responsible for biodiversity. Free admission. Until 22 December 2023.

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Article modifié le 18.06.2021 à 08:31