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CERN Univers de particules

Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22-767-76-76
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Type: Science Museums, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought...
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Type: Science Museums, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The museum feels dated. The technology of the museum itself feels like the 1960s. Ironically, however, everything else is so cutting edge it's funny in juxtaposition. The tour is great as is the global laser show section at the visitors section. A couple notes: I knock them down a star for the incredibly difficult reservation and information set up online.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

CERN is a short tram ride from Cornavin train station and a must see, a mecca, for scientists visiting Geneva. It is the home of the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs Boson. If you are familiar with those words, then you really have to visit CERN just to soak up the ambience and the environment of pure science. Science... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great experience here at Cern + lots of learning, knowledge and exercise walking around the interesting facility plus a few movies and interactive fun. Also nice scenery/mountains in the background :) Admission is Free. English tour is 1pm and lasts about 2 hours Take the 18 street car On the border of swiss/france :) Nirvana lounge indian food 50m walking... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

CERN is an organization made up of the top nuclear physicists from around the world. At CERN they explore the fundamental structure of the universe, trying to explore and understand the beginnings of the universe. Headquarters are in Geneva. There are exhibits in the two museums at CERN, along with movie presentations. It is an amazing place to visit, and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The main exhibit which is just on the side of road is okay but pretty basic. A room with some cinematics and technical exhibit and that's it. At least there is no entrance fee. Me and my group of friends took the free tour and this is where it got less interesting. The tour was very long (over three hours... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Interesting tour of the incredible places. Nice room for visitors, where you can touch and feel many things to try, and then tour including the interpretation and explanation of the simplest and most complex questions. Informative, interesting, unbelievable.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We only saw the free exhibitions as we weren't organised enough to book a tour (if you're interested - you may need to book months in advance!). But the trip was worth it just for that. There was a lot of information to take in, but the exhibition caters to all levels of knowledge and ages. I don't know much... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visited on a Saturday in November so not as busy as it might have been, maybe 30 people. Lots of fantastic interactive exhibits but only one of each and each takes a few minutes to get the most out of it so you end up waiting for each part and it gets frustrating, then children are playing with them or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Book ahead on-line for a fascinating free tour of this amazing place. Our 2 hour tour was led by a retired physicist who explained everything so clearly and was able to answer any level of questions. See the first particle accelerator and learn how international co-operation has allowed the development of CERN from its beginnings in the 1950s. Absolutely riveting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There are a few ways to visit the CERN after their recent upgrade. Make sure you visit the big dome near the Swiss/French border. You can see it when you land at Geneva airport if you have come from the West. It's made of wood - which is surprising! Check out the history of the CERN at the museum. If... More 

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