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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22-767-76-76
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Description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre...
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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If you are anywhere near Geneva, I highly recommend a visit to CERN. Even if you aren't a science geek or a physics whiz, it will be fascinating, I promise you. And if the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

If you are anywhere near Geneva, I highly recommend a visit to CERN. Even if you aren't a science geek or a physics whiz, it will be fascinating, I promise you. And if the website says the tours are full, email and ask about cancelations -- that's how I got a spot in a tour...which remarkably, is free. The guides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

go and explore the place where science is actually happening! If possible check the website for the shutdown periods as there is a chance to get a larger tour. but seeing the original accelerator and the control room, and learning about how the sensors work when detecting the particles was worth it. The Particle exhibit in the globe is displayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Booked by my college tutor we got the full tour all three guides were brilliant. We saw the old LHC and the current LHC. If you have an interest in science it's a must. pictures were encouraged. The restaurants were great. The gift shop was reasonably priced. We didn't see the globe as we ran out of time.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Awesome. Was able to book last minute. Tour was about 2 hours and the guide was very knowledgeable. Easy to get to on the #18 Tram.

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Nitra, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Amazing experience for everyone ! Even if you hated science and physics during your studies, in CERN you will definitely change your mind. Great place for a school trip. Includes also a place to eat and trust me, people with Nobel Prizes eat well :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There are 2 parts to this place ... One is the museum style exhibition that informs visitors about what CERN does with the LHC program The other takes small groups of visitors on tour with volunteer CERN staff to learn more about the Institute, the work and subjects under study. The first is good, but the second is utterly amazing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

More of an exhibit than a museum. They have a larger exhibit that is currently closed for renovation.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Wonderful experience to visit the Cern complex. Lots to see and learn. Easy transportation to the site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Unless you have some idea of what you are going to see and hear, it will not make any sense to you. The globe has a demo center that has shows are regular intervals. It was just like the planetarium. Unfortunately for me, it was in french and the Eng session was at 16.30 hrs. Got late and left. The... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

You must reserve to visit, weeks in advance. The LHC is about to be restarted, so visits are limited to the "normal" visitors building. I had the chance of visiting before the restart and actually went below to see the collider, which is now staff only. You must be somewhat interested in partical physics to truly enjoy this visit or... More 

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