CERN has approx. 150,000 visitors and there is a large influx, so it is important to be out early with registration of visitor groups. All visitors who want a tour must be registered via CERN's Visits Service.
Here is some practical information for school classes and other academic groups (such as university or research groups).
- When planning a time of visit, (up to 9 months in advance), register as "Pupils or Students" on the registration page of the Visits Service.
- If you have flexibility day / time, it is important to communicate this to Visits Service. Visits Service will try to obtain Norwegian guides if available, but otherwise guiding in English can be expected.
- After receiving a response from the Visits Service confirming a tour, you can plan other activities in Geneva and the surrounding area. In addition to a guided tour, it is advisable to set aside time for CERN's exhibitions at the reception, which are definitely worth an hour or 2.
Other groups of visitors can register 3 months in advance as Group Visit. Individual visits or small groups can be registered here a couple of weeks in advance. More information on CERN's visit page.
You can also take a virtual visit of the facilities at CERN from home!