On Tuesday, February 6th, CERN Science Gateway welcomed its 100,000th visitor. Bavo Lens and Nicky Morren traveled from Hasselt to Geneva for a city break and said that visiting CERN is a must-see.
“As an engineer, it was great to see high-tech machines like the Synchrocyclotron and ATLAS,” said Lens. “The guide did an excellent job explaining the complex material in understandable language. The reception building is beautiful and offers wonderful exhibitions that explain particle research in clear terms, even for those who are not science experts. We ended our visit at the restaurant, where we enjoyed the vegetarian options.”
Since its opening on October 8th, 2023, CERN Science Gateway has had an average of 1000 visitors per day. The center offers activities for all ages, including inviting young visitors from five years old to play and “see the invisible” while building up an interest in science and technology. The Visits service would like to send a big thank you to all its active guides who have been instrumental in making this possible. Their dedication and commitment have been crucial in ensuring that visitors have an inspiring experience at CERN Science Gateway.
For those who have not yet found the time to become a guide but are interested in joining this new era of outreach and education at CERN, take the first step today! The team will be there to support you every step of the way as you embark on your journey towards becoming a part of CERN Science Gateway’s mission to inspire future scientists and engineers.