CERN Science Gateway, which opened in October 2023, has been a major attraction for visitors. On February 6th, the centre welcomed its 100,000th visitor. Bavo Lens and Nicky Morren, who traveled from Hasselt to Geneva for a city break, said that visiting CERN was a must-see destination.
Lens was particularly impressed by the high-tech machines on display, including the Synchrocyclotron and ATLAS. He praised the guide who was able to explain the complex material in an understandable way. The reception building was also highlighted as being very beautiful and offering clear explanations of particle research through its exhibitions. The couple ended their visit at the restaurant, where they enjoyed the vegetarian options.
Since opening in October, an average of 1000 visitors per day have enjoyed this new facility at CERN Science Gateway. The centre offers activities for all ages and interests, including interactive exhibits for young children aged five and above to learn about science and technology while having fun. This milestone achievement is thanks to the hard work of the active guides who have volunteered daily to ensure that visitors have an inspiring experience.
For those looking to become part of this exciting new era of outreach and education at CERN Science Gateway, taking the first step is all it takes to get started. The team will be there every step of the way to support you on your journey towards becoming a guide at CERN Science Gateway.