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!

Science Gateway Lab workshop

All workshops are delivered by volunteers from CERN’s scientific community in Science Gateway’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Workshops for families and individual visitors

Many of our workshops allow visitors of all ages and abilities to get hands on with CERN’s science and technologies. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes and welcomes up to 24 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. All you need to do is sign up when you arrive.

Pre-booked workshops for school groups

As part of your visit to CERN, you can book a lab workshop for your group of school students. These hands-on sessions will allow students to explore their scientific curiosity and learn how to conduct scientific investigations through enquiry-based learning activities. Our workshops cover a wide range of topics, from the basic principles of particle detection to the use of robots in science. 

Lab workshops are very popular, and our capacity is limited, so we recommend booking for groups nine months in advance. We will ask for more information about your group one month before your visit, to best tailor the workshop to the group’s requirements. While we aim to offer each group a workshop that best suits their profile, please note that the final allocation will be done taking into account safety and availability.

45 minutes
Âge minimum
Time of the year
All year long

Science Gateway

1, Esplanade des Particules
1217 Meyrin