S'Cool LAB

A unique opportunity for high school students to take part in hands-on & minds-on particle physics experiment sessions on-site at CERN.

students in S'Cool LAB
Students working in CERN S'Cool LAB (Image: CERN)

S’Cool LAB is a Physics Education Research facility at CERN. It offers high school students and their teachers the chance to take part in hands-on & minds-on particle physics experiment sessions on-site at CERN.

Participating in S'Cool LAB activities enables teachers to give their students a glimpse of life and work in a world-leading international research institute. By getting hands-on with physics in S'Cool LAB, students can make discoveries independently, learn to work scientifically and apply their knowledge in a new setting. Students also have the chance to engage directly with members of CERN's scientific community. 

S'Cool LAB currently offers two types of workshops for groups of high-school students:

  • S'Cool LAB Cloud ChambersHigh school students build their own particle detectors using simple equipment in this 90-minute hands-on workshop.
  • S'Cool LAB PLUS+: High school groups contribute to CERN's education research by taking part in hands-on particle physics experiment sessions.
90 to 180 minutes
Minimum age
Other language (subject to availability)
Time of the year
All year round

S'Cool LAB - CERN, Meyrin
Meeting Point: CERN Reception
How to get to CERN

Registration procedure

Teachers must first apply for a guided tour of CERN for school groups. Only applications from teachers with a booking for a guided tour of CERN confirmed by the CERN visits service will be considered. 

Once you have a confirmed guided tour at CERN, login with your account and submit your application for S'Cool LAB here.