Since its opening in October, the CERN Science Gateway has welcomed an average of 1000 visitors per day. On Tuesday, 6 February, the facility celebrated its 100,000th visitor. Bavo Lens and Nicky Morren, who came from Hasselt to Geneva on a city break, said “visiting CERN is a must.”
As an engineer, Lens was particularly impressed by the high-tech machines such as the Synchrocyclotron and ATLAS. He praised the guide who was able to explain complex material in an understandable language. The reception building was also highlighted for its beauty and exhibitions that clearly explained how particle research works. The couple ended their visit at the restaurant where they enjoyed vegetarian options.
The CERN Science Gateway has been open since October 8th, 2023 and has been welcoming visitors from all walks of life. The center offers activities for all ages including engaging young visitors aged five years old in science and technology education while they play with interactive exhibits that help them see the invisible world around them. To celebrate this milestone achievement, the Visits service would like to express gratitude to all active guides who have dedicated themselves daily to ensuring that visitors have a memorable experience.
For those interested in becoming part of this exciting outreach and education movement at CERN, there are opportunities available to become a guide. The first step may seem daunting but rest assured that support will be provided at every stage of your journey towards becoming part of this new era of outreach and education at CERN Science Gateway.