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Visit of the EPFL animal facilities - rodents

Apr 30, 20237:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bâtiment SV - Hall niveau 1


During this visit, you will be able to observe how mice and rats are housed, watch their cages being changed, and talk to EPFL's animal research specialists. In our rodent facilities, we house laboratory rats and mice. The use of animals in research at EPFL is not systematic, and takes place only when there is no alternative. Mice share a very high genetic similarity with humans (over 90%), and show all assets for breeding in a laboratory setting: numerous offspring, rapid development, and small size. These features make them the most common animal model used in research. Rats are very capable when it comes to learning tasks, so behavioral research often relies on them. One-hour visits, in groups of 6 people maximum. Visits at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Reservations in the lobby of the SV building.

Activity Type

Guided Tour

Target audience

Children (7-10 years)
Children (11-13 years)
Young people (14-16 ans)



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