Since its opening in October 2023, CERN Science Gateway has welcomed an average of 1000 visitors per day. On Tuesday, February 6th, the center reached a milestone by welcoming its 100,000th visitor. Bavo Lens and Nicky Morren, who came from Hasselt to Geneva for a city break, said visiting CERN is a must-see.
Lens was particularly impressed with the high-tech machines on display, including the Synchrocyclotron and ATLAS. “As an engineer, it was great to see these machines up close,” he said. “The guide did a fantastic job explaining the complex material in an understandable language.”
The reception building at CERN Science Gateway is also a standout feature for visitors. It offers beautiful exhibitions that explain how particle research works in simple terms, making it accessible to everyone. Lens and Morren ended their visit in the restaurant, where they enjoyed the vegetarian options.
Since its opening, the Visits service has been grateful for the hard work of its active guides. Without their dedication and commitment to educating visitors about science and technology, none of this would have been possible. The team at CERN Science Gateway wants to thank all its guides for their contributions to this new era of outreach and education.
For those who are interested in becoming a guide at CERN Science Gateway but haven’t yet taken the first step: don’t hesitate! The team is always happy to support newcomers as they embark on their journey towards becoming part of this exciting new venture. Take that first step today and join the team at CERN Science Gateway!