Visit itinerary and S'Cool LAB experiment selection
The exact schedule of each S’Cool LAB Day depends on the group size and other factors. Tours are subject to availability and are arranged at the discretion of the CERN visits service and other relevant CERN parties. S’Cool LAB Days do not include visits to underground installations at CERN.
The exact selection of experiments offered to each group is at the discretion of the S’Cool LAB team and depends on students' age, prior knowledge, and their teachers' preferences. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the availability of all scheduled experimental sessions. However, on rare occasions, unforeseeable circumstances mean that certain sessions must be altered or cancelled without notice.
CERN unfortunately cannot offer school groups any space for pick-nicks. School groups taking part in S'Cool LAB Days are expected to buy lunch in the CERN cafeteria, where there is a wide range of options to suit all tastes and budgets.
CERN is an open laboratory and we encourage all visitors to take pictures. Several S'Cool LAB experiments are quite photogenic, and we encourage students to take pictures of their work and share them with others #SCoolLAB #CERN.
What to bring
The S’Cool LAB team provides all the necessary equipment for the experimental workshops. Students may wish to bring their own pen & paper, although these are not a requirement.
All CERN visitors are encouraged to take pictures during their visits and workshops (see “Photography” above). As such, participants on S'Cool LAB Days at CERN may wish to bring a camera or smartphone.
All participants should bring photo ID and any travel documents they may require to cross the French/Swiss border.
Participating students and teachers will be asked to create accounts on the S’Cool LAB online learning platform to prepare their visit and should bring their login details with them on the visit.
What not to bring
CERN does not allow visitors to bring luggage on-site.
Schools should not bring their own lunch (see “Meals” above).
Snacks and drinks are not allowed in S’Cool LAB itself. However, breaks for refreshments are planned in the schedule.