For school pupils
Below are the educational activities available to local schools and colleges (some are also open to those in other regions). Click on the links for more details: a description, the recommended age, the duration, how to sign up, etc.
Come to CERN to run your experiment on our beamline!
One of the rare occasions for local schools to visit the LHC detector 100 m. underground, thanks to a short winter break!
A day spent discovering CERN and analysing real data collected by the LHC experiments, aimed at upper-secondary science classes. The day ends with a videoconference, in English, with other classes around the world.
A unique opportunity for 16- to 19-year-old pupils to conduct experiments at CERN! Learn all about scientific experimentation and the fundamental principles of physics.
A film festival featuring screenings, workshops, entertainment, meet-and-greets, short films and debates - all inspired by science!
A scientific documentary at the cinema, followed by a workshop or a presentation on the same topic.
Lectures given by CERN researchers, in English only and aimed at secondary school pupils. The researchers describe their career backgrounds, their research and their day-to-day work.
Local primary school children visit CERN and interview a physicist in the frame of an educational project which introduces them to the scientific process.
A short introduction to the Laboratory followed by a visit to two experiment sites or technology facilities accompanied by our official guides. School tours must be booked in advance!
54 kilometres of freely accessible cycle paths, 10 stages each providing explanations about CERN's mission and its technologies, 10 interactive platforms, 1 mission to restart the LHC.
A French-Swiss cross-border colloquium. Pupils present their secondary school projects to each other.
At the end of September, CERN, along with laboratories in 300 other European towns and cities, meets the general public.
Conduct scientific cosmic ray experiments just like an international research collaboration (including taking measurements, analysing them and presenting the results).
Ethnopoly is a game run by the Association de Parents d'Elèves de Meyrin with the aim of promoting the benefits of cultural diversity to year 5 pupils (aged 10 to 11) in all the primary schools in the Meyrin-Cointrin area.
This 3 weeks programme has been taking place every July since 1998. It is open to secondary-school teachers from all over the world who wish to deepen their knowledge of particle physics and the related technologies and subjects.
Attend a training course delivered in your own language with other teachers from your country to enable you to take modern physics back to your classroom.