CERN Science Gateway welcomes its 100,000th visitor on Tuesday 6 February. The center, which opened in October, receives an average of 1,000 visitors per day. Bavo Lance and Niki Moren from Hasselt came to Geneva for a city break and said that a visit to CERN is a must.

For Bavo Lance, the highlight of the visit was seeing high-tech machines like the Synchrociclotron and ATLAS. “As an engineer, it was great to be able to see these cutting-edge machines,” he said. “The guide did an excellent job of explaining complex material in an understandable language.” The reception building is also very impressive and offers clear exhibits that explain how particle research works even for those who are not science experts.

The couple ended their visit at the restaurant, where they enjoyed the vegetarian options. Since the opening of CERN’s Science Passage on October 8th, 2023, an average of 1,000 visitors per day have been enjoying this new facility. The center offers activities for all ages and encourages young children as young as five to play while developing an interest in science and technology.

Congratulations to all the active guides who have played a crucial role in making this possible. Without their dedication and hard work every day, this milestone would not have been possible. For those who have not yet found the time to become a guide, take the first step now and become part of this new era of access and education at CERN. The team will be there to support you every step of the way.

By Editor

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