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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 767 76 76
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Description: **Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed...
**Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed from Monday 4 May 2015 and will reopen early 2016.** 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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An insight into the workings of the universe...

Definitely a highlight of our recent trip to Geneva. Travelling with a science geek, this was a must-visit and we weren't disappointed. Our guide (who was a Greek computer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Definitely a highlight of our recent trip to Geneva. Travelling with a science geek, this was a must-visit and we weren't disappointed. Our guide (who was a Greek computer scientist working at CERN) was an excellent presenter, tailoring the level for our group well and asking questions to get visitors involved. As part of our tour we visited the first... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It helps if you have a guide, but you shouldn't be discouraged from going even if you don't, as there is plenty to see and do, including hands-on activities for children. They may not understand everything, but it's a great place for them to catch the science bug. Attention: the Globe and the Microcosm exhibition are closed for renovation currently,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting tour. We got to see a test lab where the new magnets are tested before being installed. There was then a tour of the original collider from 1957 which is no longer used. This was very interesting and there was a light show which showed very clearly how it worked. The tour wasn't too technical and was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Okay. I will clarify this from the beginning. I am a huge physics nerd and I did not actually visit the inside of the Large Hadron Collider but I went to CERN anyways and I learned a lot from the experience of actually getting a tour. Tours open 15 days in advance of the day you want to visit. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Totally worth going! The whole experience (tour) is spectacular for people interested in physics and science. The tour is free, ensure you book two or three weeks in advance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tour is free, booking system is quite busy, so we thought we are not going to make it, but then we found on the website that there is late booking option - there are several spots on each tour, which are opened just 3 days before the tour, so stay tuned on the website, maybe you are lucky too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the tour for geeks interested in physics and on the hadron collider! The tour is free and done by volunteer phycists of the facility and they have done some neat AV presentations on the site. Totally worth going!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visiting CERN was my prime reason of visiting Geneva. Due to high demand for the tours please ensure you book well in advance. Straight tram 18 from Cornavin, it is quite easy to reach the CERN and the whole experience (tour) is spectacular. I strongly recommend visiting CERN, for everyone remotely interested in the subject.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went for the CERN tour as our daughter who is a Physics post graduate was keen on visiting. The tour of the site is quite impressive. It lasts @ 2 hours but is very technical. You need to have a good understanding of Particle Physics to appreciate it. The good part was that it is a free tour, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Book well in advance. It is easiest with a group (at least 9 people). You will be addressed by at least two physicists who work at CERN and double as tour guides, and be led on a tour to see where the physicists work. There is also an AV presentation, and cool little gift shop for nerdy gifts. Ongoing experiments... More 

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 767 76 76
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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