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Public events at Science Gateway Campus

When culture, education and science meet the public

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All year round
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Virtual tours and talks

Discover CERN, its organisation, its tools, its research and the people behind it in an interactive presentation from the comfort of your house.

visite virtuelle
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Talk by a CERN researcher in your classroom

Invite a CERN researcher to your classroom to give a lecture on his or her job!

Conference
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Lab workshops

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist or an engineer at the world’s largest physics laboratory? Then join one of our lab workshops!

Workshop
All year long
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All year long
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International Masterclasses

Physics Masterclasses for high school students who come and perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments at CERN

Masterclass
March 2024
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March 2024
Masterclass
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Guided tours for groups (12 people and more)

A short introduction to the Laboratory, followed by a tour of two of its operational sites: accelerators, control rooms, technical facilities or high-technology workshops. Group tours must be booked in advance!

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All year round
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All year round
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Guided tours for schools

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!

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All year round
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Science shows at Science Gateway

Come and watch one of our interactive science shows!

Science Show
All year long
Freely accessible
All year long
Science Show
Freely accessible

Science Gateway Exhibitions

Join us to explore the Universe at CERN. With hands-on experiments, real scientific objects, immersive environments and interactivity, the exhibitions at Science Gateway will bring CERN to life.

Exposition
All year long
Freely accessible
All year long
Exposition
Freely accessible

Guided tours for individuals (less than 12 people)

Come and discover an emblematic site at CERN in a visit led by our official guides. Mandatory registration onsite.

Visit
All year round
Freely accessible
All year round
Visit
Freely accessible

Passport to the Big Bang

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

Visit
All year round
Freely accessible
All year round
Visit
Freely accessible

SPARKS! Serendipity forum at CERN

In 2021 CERN will launch an annual two-day multidisciplinary science innovation forum and public event.

Event
November 2022
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November 2022
Event
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Partage ta science

A French-Swiss cross-border colloquium where pupils present their secondary school projects to each other.

Conference
November 2024
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November 2024
Conference
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Women and Girls in Science and Technology

For a week in February, the UNIGE Faculty of Science, EPFL, LAPP and CERN offer local schools the opportunity to welcome a female scientist/engineer to present her work to classes

Conference
From 5 to 9 February 2024
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From 5 to 9 February 2024
Conference
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CineGlobe

A film festival featuring screenings, workshops, entertainment, meet-and-greets, short films and debates - all inspired by science!

Festival
Early Summer - Next edition in 2024
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Early Summer - Next edition in 2024
Festival
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Be a Scientist

The project introduces children to the scientific research process as they study a mysterious box that they are not allowed to open.

Teacher training
January - May
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January - May
Teacher training
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Django Girls

A programming workshop facilitated by CERN engineers, for women aged 15+

Workshop
April
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April
Workshop
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Beamline for Schools

An international competition of scientific experiment for high school students from all around the world organised by CERN.

Science competition
July - March
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July - March
Science competition
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Ethnopoly Meyrin

Each year, CERN takes part in Ethnopoly, a life-size scavenger hunt that invites primary school pupils to discover Meyrin’s wealth of cultural diversity

Game
May / June24 May 2024
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May / June24 May 2024
Game
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CERN Open Days

Every 4-5 years, during a "long shutdown", CERN opens its doors to the public for two special days at the heart of one of the world’s largest particle-physics laboratories.

Event
Every 4-5 years
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Every 4-5 years
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Teacher Programmes

Every year, CERN offers various professional development programmes for teachers to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in particle physics and related areas, and experience a dynamic, international research environment.

Teacher training
Summer
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Summer
Teacher training
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Girls in ICT Day

To celebrate Girls in ICT Day, CERN organises each year at the Globe a day of robotics and computing workshops for girls aged 6 to 14, tutored by CERN mentors.

Workshop
End of April
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End of April
Workshop
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Coding Science Days

Three days of workshops for kids and pupils aged 10 to 18, around scientific and technological kits.

Workshop
November
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November
Workshop
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Schools@CMS

Exceptional visits of the CMS CERN underground detector in Cessy (France), open to local primary and secondary schools.

Visit
Every 2-3 years
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Every 2-3 years
Visit
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Job Shadowing internships at CERN

"Job Shadowing" internships are possible at CERN for secondary students , if this forms an obligatory part of their school programme.

Internship
All year round
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All year round
Internship
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