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100,000 Visitors and Counting: The Success of CERN Science Gateway

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Feb 13, 2024
Science Gateway Celebrates 100,000th Visitor Milestone

Since its opening in October, CERN Science Gateway has welcomed an average of 1000 visitors per day. On Tuesday, 6 February, the centre reached a significant milestone with its 100,000th visitor. Bavo Lens and Nicky Morren, who came from Hasselt to Geneva on a city break, said that visiting CERN was a must-see destination for anyone interested in science and technology.

As an engineer, Lens was impressed by the high-tech machines like the Synchrocyclotron and ATLAS on display at the centre. He also praised the guide who explained the complex material in a way that was easy to understand. The reception building was described as beautiful and offered wonderful exhibitions that explained how particle research works clearly, even for those who are not scientifically inclined. The duo ended their visit at the restaurant, where they enjoyed the vegetarian options.

Since its launch in October 2023, CERN Science Gateway has been offering activities for all ages. Young visitors aged five years old can play and “see the invisible” while developing an interest in science and technology. The Visits service would like to thank all its active guides for their dedication in ensuring that visitors have a memorable experience. Without their efforts, this milestone would not have been possible.

If you are interested in becoming part of 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.

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