Science trip to Geneva and CERN for schools and colleges

Geneva & CERN

Set in idyllic surroundings alongside Lake Geneva and the Alps, Geneva has become one of the most popular European cities to visit in the recent years, thanks to the stunning science facilities at CERN. Geneva also boasts an array of other Science, Technology and Geography-related visits and so will provide your group with an unforgettable educational experience that really will bring your classroom teaching to life.

  • CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research

  • United Nations Office at Palais des Nations

  • The History of Science Museum

  • Stunning location on Lake Geneva

Subject Specific Visits

CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. A number of educational programmes, guided tours and summer schools are available to help learn more about CERN, particle physics and our place in the universe. Note: School groups must book their visit directly with CERN.

The History of Science Museum

The museum documents and helps to explain the evolution of subjects including astronomy, microscopy, electricity and meteorology. It houses a collection of antique scientific instruments and apparatus.

SIG Solar III Power Plant

Discover the past, present and future of the production and consumption of energy. Guided tours of the SIG Solar III Power Plant are possible in combination with the Verbois Dam.

Swiss Plasma Center

The Swiss Plasma Center is one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories. Guided tours of the centre give groups an introduction to plasmas, fusion and their related experimental devices. Tours (approx. one hour) include the tour of their tokamak.

Natural History Museum

Discover fauna, mineralogy, mammals, birds and insects. There is an exhibition devoted to the earth and the history of mankind. The museum also highlights future scientific challenges, new technologies, current issues and environmental protection.

Other Top Visits

United Nations
Jet d-Eau
Lake Geneva Cruise
Mont Selève Cable Car
Red Cross Museum

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Morning departure from UK for flight to Geneva. Transfer to your accommodation and check in. Afternoon visit to the History of Science Museum. A bit of free time before evening meal.

Day 2

Breakfast, and then journey to CERN. Morning and afternoon sessions at CERN (your own reservation arrangements). Return to accommodation. Evening meal and free time at leisure in the city.

Day 3

Breakfast and check out of your accommodation. Enjoy a morning guided tour of the United Nations or boat cruise on the Lake. Return journey to airport and flight home.

Where to Stay

Geneva Hostel

The Geneva Youth Hostel enjoys a quiet central location, and is the principle accommodation used for student groups in Geneva. The hostel offers comfortable dorm-style accommodation for groups, with multi bedded rooms for students and singles and twins for leaders, subject to availability. Some rooms have private bathrooms while others have shared facilities.

Meininger Hotel

The Meininger Hotel Genève Centre Charmilles offers comfortable, contemporary accommodation in central Geneva with easy access to and from the airport, CERN, the lake and other attractions of the city. There are a total of 362 beds in the 104 rooms with a mix of single, double and multi-bed rooms available.

Ibis budget Geneve Aeroport

The Ibis budget Geneve Aeroport is situated just a 20-minute walk or short journey from the airport and with easy access to CERN and the city centre. The hotel is conveniently located directly opposite the Balexert shopping and commercial centre with its shops, restaurants, cinema and bowling.

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