Parliament will be opening its doors on 4 May 2024 and offering a special programme especially for younger guests.

Saturday, 4 May, 9am5pm, admission at the main and visitors’ entrances until 4pm (visitors still in the queue at 4pm are not guaranteed entry). Free admission.

Visitors 16 years and older must show official ID.

If there are a lot of visitors, there may be longer waiting times at the security checkpoint.

Magic in the Council of States ​​chamber

A magician will amaze audiences with his tricks!

Show starts at 10am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Q&A session with the Presi​​dent

National Council President Eric Nussbaumer will answer questions from the children at 2pm.

In the National Council chamber

Yes, No, Abstain! – the making ​of a law

Our guides explain the tasks of Parliament to the youngest children in child-friendly language. Voting included.

In the National Council chamber at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Squash bar at Café Vall​​otton

Children receive a free glass of squash at the bar in the former newspaper room.

Explore the Parliament Bu​​ilding

Visitors can wander around the lobby, the Domed Hall, and the National Council and Council of States chambers on their own. Our guides will be happy to tell you about the history and architecture of the building.

Further attractions await you and the children in the Parliament Building. Come experience it for yourself – we’re looking forward to a fun-filled event for young and old alike!

Magician in the Council of States chamber on children’s day in 2023
Photo: Yoshiko Kusano/Parliamentary Services


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