Quartier Libre by SIG has become a crucial place on Geneva’s map. Each exhibition they organize is fantastic, but the current one, Global Happiness, is incredibly brilliant, heart touching and thought-provoking.

Global Happiness is a very family-friendly exhibition! Adults will learn a lot, children will have fun. We tested it for you, and all agree to make it #parentvillerecommended outing. 

Brought to Geneva by Helvetas.


Are you happy? What makes you happy? What do we truly need to be happy? And more importantly, what do we need to achieve global happiness? Will a peaceful and safe world improve the wellbeing of everyone, and how?

It sure is not about the money in a general sense. Of course, some level of financial freedom is crucial to cover the basic needs. And funds are needed to make changes all around the world.


Do you know Sustainable Development Goals elaborated by the UN? Clean water for everyone, education, healthcare, no poverty, end of hunger. Clearly, a lot has changed for the last 30 years, but the world needs to get to these goals faster if we want a happy planet.

This is what’s this exhibition is about.


It is highly interactive and playful. In the beginning, take the packet of seeds and start testing your happiness at the designated stations. It will record your answers and analyze your happiness level at the end.

You can also take a picture with a happy background or leave a note. Using stickers, you can show what you are willing to cut from your life to bring the world closer to global happiness. There are interactive animations, buttons to press, wheels to turn. Lots to see, listen to and read.

The exhibition looks lovely! It has been prepared in a way that lets visitors benefit a lot from it if they don’t have a lot of time and provides tons of insight for those who want to know more about the topic.


I cannot imagine a better exhibition after a year and a half of a global crisis.

This exhibition is a must-see. It is highly educational for people of all ages. Last year and a half showed how tightly connected we are with people on the other side of the globe. We now know more than ever what we need to be happy: freedom, community, safety, healthcare, social security, our families (in random order).


Did I convince you to visit The Global Happiness exhibition? When you do, I would love to know your thoughts about it and whether you feel affected by its content.


Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Geneva
From 6 May till 17 October
Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free entry
Wheelchair accessible