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Two permanent exhibitions - free entrance - to explore at one's own pace


 Globe 2   Univers de particules 1   Univers de particules 2




This exhibition is located in the Globe of Science and Innovation. Dedicated to CERN main missions it allows to explore the world of particles by immersing the visitor in a unique and spectacular ambiance.

Opening hours

  • From Monday to Sunday: from 10 am to 5 pm

A movie about physics at CERN is shown every 30 minutes :

  • In English: 10:15, 11:15, ..., 15:15, 16:15    

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Close to CERN reception, this exhibition offers a discovery of CERN adventure.

Discover the full scale and wonder of CERN’s monumental experiments. Find out what is happening at the Large Hadron Collider and meet the people who build and operate this extraordinary machine.

Microcosm underwent a major revamp in 2015. Today, the 500m2 of exhibitions take visitors on a journey through CERN’s key installations. Follow the path of the particles from a bottle of Hydrogen, through the network of accelerators and on to collision inside vast experiments.


Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Saturday: from 9 am to 5 pm
  •  More information 


     Special CERN closures:

    • Thursday 8 September 2016
    • Thursday 22 December 2016 to Wednesday 4 January 2017 inclusive


    CERN Visit
    Tél. : +41 22 767 67 67 
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    From Ferney-Voltaire : Bus Y direction Val Thoiry, stop CERN
    From Prévessin-Moëns : Bus O direction Meyrin-Gravière and bus n°56 direction CERN





















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