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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
+41 22 767 76 76
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You don't have to be a physicist to enjoy this

You need to be quick off the mark in holiday periods to book a guided tour as soon as booking opens... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Fascinating 2 hour explanation of CERN and the particle generator

This is a free two hour tour that must be booked on the website in advance. It explains to you what... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide new insights into the Universe and how it evolved. The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics : a journey to the Big Bang.
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Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
+41 22 767 76 76

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Reviewed yesterday

You need to be quick off the mark in holiday periods to book a guided tour as soon as booking opens 15 days in advance but it's worth the effort. Definitely take a camera with you. My wife claims no technical skill or affinity but...More

Thank edward170
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a free two hour tour that must be booked on the website in advance. It explains to you what is behind CERN. The tour is very informative and given by one of the scientists working at CERN. It is relatively complex, and probably...More

Thank Stanmoretravellers
Reviewed 6 days ago

We signed up to one of the free tours (which we had done online a week before our Geneva visit). The tour was a really insightful where the tour guide answered all questions, and provided us with an interesting discussion around the type of work...More

Thank Chelsea Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative and well done tour. Both the use of guide and presentation technology is very well done. But the free 2+ hour guided tour requires an advanced reservation, which can fill up very fast. I can see why! It is easy to get...More

Thank JohnInHvl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience was amazing. The people that gave the tours were very good at explaining everything and we're very happy to answer questions that we had. The museum display was very pretty and offcourse very informative. While this place answered many questions I had...More

Thank Rahat A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came with high expectation and was not dissapointed. It was really intresting and the tour was great too. You need to register before for the tour or just come to tour yourself in the free exhbition

Thank uri20123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time visiting CERN. We used the on-line booking system to sign up for a tour which was very interesting. We learned so much and my teenaged future engineer was thrilled with it all. After reading tons about CERN before going, it...More

Thank JTrecker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Online boking process was a bit off-putting as it seemed impossible to find a place on a tour until a last minute cancellation appeared. Don't be put off! Just go there and book for three days in advance. Easy access via tram (no. 18) from...More

Thank lizalvy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience in the heart of technology and science. One has to book early as due to small number of visitors their website only opens for a few minutes each day at 8.30 LT to accept reservations - 2 weeks in advance. Can also...More

Thank Marmanik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CERN is a place where fundamental scientific research happens, and the two displays (on opposite sides of the road) bear this out. On one side, it has the "Universe of Particles" display, where it tries its best to explain the fundamentals of particle physics and...More

Thank Jon M
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Response from Judy D | Reviewed this property |
My husband found it on their website.
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Response from Daniel P | Reviewed this property |
It is exceptional that the LHC can be seen directly. When the LHC is operating humans must stay far away because radiation is too high nearby. I have visited the LHC in the tunnel during an open day week end a few years... More

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