30 Sep 2023 – 20 Déc 2023

With the arrival of the Autumn, nature changes its colours and Geneva offers many opportunities to enjoy its landscapes around the lake and its numerous parks. Find suggestions of exhibitions, nature trails, shows, music and festivals for a Green Autumn in Geneva.

Exhibitions & Visits

#GreenPlanet - botanical missions

Until October 2023 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva

UNITAR's 60th anniversary photo exhibition

2-27 October 2023 | UNITAR | Rotonde du Mont-Blanc

« Microscopia » – Le plancton, du Léman à l’océan

Until 27 October 2023 | Exhibition Room of University of Geneva

CIRCULARIS

Until 29 October 2023 | Exposition on circular economy | Vessy

Temoins de Glace | Nos Glaciers Alpines, Sentinelles du Climat

From 9 October to 9 November 2023 | Parc des Bastions

Brushstrokes of heritage: Exploring indigenous livelihoods in Latin America

20 November 2023 | The FAB | Geneva Graduate Institute

Voyage à 360°

Until 15 December 2023 | Jardin des Nations

40 ans d'archéozoologie au Muséum

Until 30 December 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Faune de Suisse

Until 31 December 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Faune du Monde

Until 31 December 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Nouvelles vitrines: espèces exotiques envahissantes

Until 31 December 2023 | Exhibition | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE

Until 21 January  2024 | Ariana Museum

L'oiseau bleu

Until December 2024 | Palais des Nations

Being(s) together

Until 7 January 2024 | Exhibition at Musée d’éthnographie

 

Art et évolution

Until 31 May 2025 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Festivals and Markets

Fête de l'agroécologie | Swiss Agroecology Days

15 October 2023 | FH Suisse| Place de Meyrin-Village

À table! Mangeons local et durable

Until 22 October 2023 | City of Geneva

Fête de la glace

5 November 2023 | Skating Ring, Vernets

Semaine du climat

22 November – 3 December 2023 | City of Geneva

Fair Week

17 – 26 November 2023

Christmas on the quayside 2023

Until 24 December 2023

Quai du Mont-Blanc

Conferences, Visits and Courses

Human Rights 75 Open Day at Palais Wilson

30 September 2023 | Palais Wilson

Let's talk about it" trail. "Being(s) together" with bees.

1 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

La filière du blé : l'agriculture paysanne face à l'agroindustrie

12 October 2023 | Manège en Ville | Uniterre, MAPC

Mon alimentation, notre agriculture et le climat

13 October 2023 |La Touvière, Meinier | agrarinfo.ch

Nouvelles (agri)cultures en Suisse: répercussions du changement climatique dans nos assiettes

19 October 2023 | Chemin Moïse Duboule 2, 1209 Genève | Association ma-terre

A la rencontre des vigneronnes genevoises

5 December 2023 | INGE Institut National Genevois

Café discussion: the animals

8 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Café discussion: the plants

22 November 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Ancient Beast: A Zoo Walk from Sumer to Rome"

Every Tuesday Until 19 December 2023| Uni Dufour (Room U159)

Outdoor Activities

Journée Cantonale sur les Chemins de Randonnée !

 30 Septembre 2023 | Meeting at 10 at the Communal Room of  Troinex.

A walk through the trees: taking your eyes higher

5 October 2023 | Meeting point: Tram Stop Blanche, tram 12 et 18  | Musée d’ethnographie

Excursion sur le glacier d'Aletsch

14- 15 October 2023 | As part of the 7th International Glacier Film Festival, the Association Mission Planète Terre is offering an excursion to the Aletsch glacier on 14 and 15 October 2023, departing from Geneva.

A walk through the trees: taking your eyes higher

21 October 2023 | Meeting point: Tram Stop Blanche, tram 12 et 18  | Musée d’ethnographie

WWF Suisse Sorties Nature

WWF Switzerland

Nature actions, hikes, lectures and training courses for young and old throughout Switzerland. Thanks to WWF Events, you can discover nature from a different angle, see its beauty with new eyes, experience it more intensely and learn more about the careful management of its resources. All offers are accompanied by professionals.

Pro Natura Genève

Pro Natura Genève

Pro Natura is the oldest organization for the protection of nature in Switzerland. Since 1928 in Geneva, it offers various types of activities for both adults and children to cultivate their relationship with nature and to teach how to preserve it.

Parks in Geneva

Parks in Geneva

There are more than 40,000 trees in Geneva. The educational app of Parcs Genève invites the public to discover around 300 trees on self-guided walks. These trees have particular characteristics that make them essential to the city’s tree heritage.

Walks and bike rides in Geneva

Walks and Bike Rides in Geneva

Discover Geneva on foot or by bike thanks to a series of themed circuits.

 

Nature in the City

Onex

This walking route is composed of 12 terminals, divided between the City, the Parc des Evaux and the southern hillside of the municipality of Onex. With a length of 6km, it allows you to discover different aspects of biodiversity in the city and its green spaces.

Onex

This walking route is composed of 12 terminals, divided between the City, the Parc des Evaux and the southern hillside of the municipality of Onex. With a length of 6km, it allows you to discover different aspects of biodiversity in the city and its green spaces.

Cedar Trees

Genève-Plage to Bout-du-Monde

This walking circuit allows the public to discover a cityscape scattered with cedar trees. There are 3,800 of these trees in Geneva, representing a precious botanical heritage that the city makes an effort to protect.

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

An urban forest unique in Geneva, the Bois-de-la-Bâtie is home to a wildlife park offering the public the chance to see native wildlife species. The park contributes to the conservation of heritage species and also uses a forest management approach promoting the natural regeneration of the oak trees.

Birdwatching

Marais de Sionnet Nature Reserve

An ideal location for birdwatching in the canton of Geneva.

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Located in Cartigny, this nature reserve is rich in biodiversity.

Cycle the Rhône

Teppes of Verbois

This area is ideally located along the Rhône, a real vegetal artery and a vital lead for the migratory water birds. This complex of exceptional natural circles on the scale of Geneva and Switzerland is recognized to have national and international importance.

Hike the Rhône

Geneva to La Plaine

Hike from Geneva to La Plaine and see the natural beauty of the Rhône and the Moulin-de-Vert Nature Reserve, as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.

Nature Walks

Jussy to Anières

This walking route takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in the Canton of Geneva. Along the way, discover vineyards, mountain views, the lake and, of course, biodiversity with a variety of bird species.

Le sentier des découvertes de Lancy

Lancy 

An educational nature trail lined with organic wooden totem poles: the Lancy Discovery Trail offers an unexpected idea for a walk on the outskirts of town, combining originality and a bucolic change of scenery.

Cinema, Theater and Music

Festival International du Film sur les Glaciers 2023

1-3 December 2023 | Maison des Arts Cinema Grütli

More than Honey, what if the bees disappeared?

1 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Voices of the Rainforest. A Day in the Life of Bosavi

4 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

UYRA : THE RISING FOREST de Juliana Cur

8 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Save me!

15 October 2023 |  Musée d’ethnographie

Life of PI

22 October 2023 |Musée d’ethnographie

Disguised in water

27 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Ciné-relax: La vallée des loups

9 November 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

FILMAR Film Festival

17 – 26 November 2023

Workshops and DIY

Comment tout dessiner?

30 September and 28 October 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

© Arnaud Legrand

Workshop "Discovering bees" with the Apidae association!

1 October 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Portraits d'animaux de compagnie: du modèle au modelage

14 October 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Jardiner la ville | Du potager à la forêt

12 October 2023 | 08:00 – 18:00 CEST

24 heures de méditation pour la Terre

4 – 5 November 2023 | 24 Heures de meditation pour la terre

Transition Workshop Information Session

9 and 16 November 2023 | Fondation Braillard Architectes | Info Session

Farm-to-table cooking workshop

10 November 2023 | 2050Today, Ma Terre,  Geneva Agriculture House, and Ferme de Budé

What do moths dream about?

30 November 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Observation workshop. Children and families

3 December 2023 | Musée d’ethnographie

Ateliers Familles "Porte-Parole du Climat"

2 and 3 December 2023 | From 10:00 to 12:30 CET and from 12:30  to 15:00 CET, families (children aged 8 and over), can create their own film about taking action for the climate.
Information and pre-registration: scolaires@missionplaneteterre.ch 

Autumn Leaves Origami

Create an original bouquet of roses using recently-fallen autumn leaves! This activity is proposed by the City of Geneva as part of the “Vive nos arbres” project, aimed at promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

© M. Faustino

Contests

RE:PAS CHALLENGE

18 September – 8 October 2023 | City of Lausanne and Canton of Geneva

Nature Documentaries and Series

Restore: Films from the frontiers of hope

United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration | United Nations Environment Programme and Food and Agricultural Organization

Earth School

TED Ed and United Nations Environment Programme

Les lacustres - Mémoires d'outre-lac

Les lacustres – Mémoires d’outre-lac

Online Resources

The UN Forest Podcast

The UN Forest Podcast | UNECE

Let's Talk Ecosystems Podcast

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) | FAO & UNEP Europe Office

Interactive Nature Map

Canton of Geneva

Discover the protected, natural and observation areas of the canton with an interactive map, suggesting various hiking, walking and cycling routes adapted to every age.

Geneva's Biodiversity

Patrimoine Vert Genève

Learn more about the different species of flora and fauna in Geneva.

InfoSpecies

InfoSpecies

Learn about the different species of flora and fauna in Switzerland.

Science Guide

Science Academy of Sciences

Mobile app to learn about science, biodiversity and nature activities in Switzerland.

Nature for All Discovery Zone

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Nature-based resources to connect people with nature.