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CERN is gradually reopening to visitors

After being closed to the public for nearly 15 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CERN is delighted to gradually reopen its doors to visitors as of 1 June 2021

CERN is gradually reopening to visitors
Visitors discover the Microcosm exhibition, under strict sanitary measures. (Image: CERN)

The Microcosm exhibition and CERN shop are now accessible, with strict sanitary measures in place. In these first weeks of reopening, almost 400 visitors (re)discovered the Microcosm exhibition and had the opportunity to watch Discover CERN, a movie usually reserved for guided tours.

The programme of public events at the Globe of Science and Innovation will also resume in a few weeks, with a series of science shows scheduled during the summer months. Registration is already open for the first dates at visit.cern/events.

In addition, from the end of June onwards, the Esplanade des Particles will host an exhibition dedicated to the CERN Science Gateway, the Laboratory’s future visitor centre, which will open to the public in early 2023 (see https://sciencegateway.cern).

Pending further easing of the sanitary measures, the Universe of Particles exhibition and guided tours of the site remain cancelled until further notice. The situation will be reassessed regularly during the summer. In the meantime, requests can be submitted for guided tours taking place after September 2021.

As of 1 June 2021, the sanitary measures in place on the CERN sites, including access for visitors, are determined by the Organization’s new four-level COVID-19 scale. For visitors and guests unable to access the CERN sites, our virtual tours and talks offered during the pandemic remain available.

Further information regarding visits is available at https://visit.cern/.