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.
Exceptional visits of a CERN underground detector open to local schools. During its long shut-down, the 27-km underground LHC tunnel is exceptionally open for underground visits. Enjoy the unique opportunity to visit the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) particle detector 100m under the town of Cessy (FR)!
A full-day aimed at upper-secondary science classes to discover CERN and analyse real data collected by the LHC experiments. The day ends with a videoconference, in English, with other classes around the world.
Devoxx4Kids is THE conference for budding geeks: an opportunity for children aged 4 to 15 to discover programming, robotics and even electronics with tools adapted to their age.
11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this occasion and for the whole of the week, CERN, EPFL and UNIGE Scienscope offer local schools the opportunity to welcome a female scientist/engineer to present her work to (mixed) classes.
Invite a CERN researcher to your classroom to give a lecture on his or her job! During the talks, the researchers describe their career backgrounds, their research and their day-to-day work. They reveal some mysteries of science and conduct some small demonstrations if they wish.
Come to CERN to run your experiment on our beamline!
Robotics and computing workshops for girls aged 6 to 14 tutored by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) engineers and specialists from CERN
Unpaid "Job Shadowing" internships are possible at CERN, if they are an obligatory part of the school programme.
At the end of September, CERN, along with laboratories in 300 other European towns and cities, meets the general public
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!
The project offers teachers and their students the opportunity to live together an investigation similar to that of scientists, conducting investigations to identify the contents of mysterious boxes that they can not open.
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.
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.