The Young Scientist Program

  • The Young Scientist Program


What is the universe made of?

How did it start?

At CERN, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact and provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

Explore the mysteries of the universe and find out about the gigantic equipment used by physicists.

CERN values its interaction with students and educators. A number of educational programmes, guided tours are available for students and teachers, to help both groups learn more about CERN, particle physics and our place in the universe.


Day 01 Arrive in Brussels (Belgium)
Welcome to Brussels Airport, your Delegation Manager will meet you at the airport and accompany you for Brussels orientation. Have a stroll to Brussels’ beautiful Grand Place, take pictures of Manneken Pis and drive to the world famous Atomium. Transfer from Brussels to Space Camp. Euro Space Center (ESC) - The Euro Space Center is a recreational & educational discovery center about space, related science and technologies. Unique in Europe, it allows students to live as real astronauts and to experiment astronaut training for a number of residential programmes. Programs include various workshops, simulation exercises, observations and lectures on space and its exploration. The excursions and classes available are a top-notch choice to build your students’ interest in science.

Day 02 Euro Space Center (ESC) Astronomy & Rocket Camping

The Europe Space Center is the only centre of its kind in Europe, as it combines astronautics, astronomy and rocketry education programs. Located in the park for space activities 'Galaxia', it will offer a challenging educational program for the participants and modern facilities for experiencing space and astronaut training Programs it also include various workshops observations and lectures on space and its exploration.
  • Astronaut for the Day – Introduction to the Space Camp
  • Complete Space training activities
  • Test your skills on space simulators
  • Participate in workshops
  • Completion of training and certificate.
Day 03 ESC – PARIS (France)
Today we will proceed for Paris - Paris is Europe's most fantastic city, a place that has everything for the visitor. Whether you visit Paris on a day trip, Paris in the spring, Paris for a week or for far longer, this is a city that has it all! Museums, theatres, shops, fantastic historic monuments, a beautiful rivers cape, Paris has all of these.

Guided visit of Cité des sciences: Get to grips with Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Earth Science and even Mathematics in this museum that has been devoted to fundamental sciences since 1937. Paris orientation taking in all the major landmarks including Opera, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Bastille square and Mdern Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Luxembourg gardens, Louvre and Saint-Germain des Pres.

Day 04 Paris (Disneyland)

Disneyland Paris provides a great retreat, Europe’s top destination, Disneyland Paris, feature two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park), Disney Village, seven themed hotels and Golf Disneyland. Disneyland Paris is a must-visit; the theme park opened in 1992 in Marne-la-Vallée, and is the most visited attraction of its kind in Europe. Built by The Walt Disney Company, it is Disney world and Disneyland USA's little European brother. The entertainment behemoth boasts no fewer than 52 attractions on a 55-hectare site, a 7-hotel complex, a campsite, a ranch, a golf course and gardens. Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping ride on Space Mountain: Mission 2 and a nail-biting experience with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril.

Day 05 Paris – Geneva (Switzerland)

After Breakfast, transfer to Geneva by Train - Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the "Capital of Peace".

Geneva Orientation - see the Geneva Water Fountain and the Flower Clock, have a walk around the Old Town. Enjoy cruise around Lake Geneva, often referred to as Europe's most spectacular lake. Sit back and relax while taking in views of Geneva's UN building, the Castle of Bellerive and the water fountain.

Day 06 Geneva

Today we will visit European Organization for Nuclear Research! (CERN). The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French "Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire", or European Council for Nuclear Research, a provisional body founded in 1952 with the mandate of establishing a world-class fundamental physics research organization in Europe.

Scientist Introduction to your day at CERN

CERN values its interaction with students and educators. A number of educational programmes, guided tours are available for students and teachers, to help both groups learn more about CERN, particle physics and our place in the universe. Be a scientist for the day, explore the mysteries of the universe and find out about the gigantic equipment used by physicists at CERN - particle accelerators and detectors. Completion of the training day and awarding of your certificate.

Day 07 Geneva – Jungfraujoch

After Breakfast enjoy full day excursion to the top of Europe and admire the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps. Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier. It is also Europe's highest train station.

Day 08 Departure – Home Country/Onward Journey

Proceed to the airport to board the flight for your next destination.

Itinerary is subject to change, due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.

Particulars: Program is open to groups only. 
  • Ideal Group Size: 20-44 participants per group
  • Age Requirement: 10–17 Years
  • Accompanying Teacher/Escort: 2/4 FOC
  • Program Availability: 12 Months 
  • Accommodation Type: Hotel
  • Inclusions: All Inclusions as indicated in the Itinerary (Accommodation, Meals, Transfers, Completion Certificate, Sightseeing, Entrance for the duration of the tour)
Participant must hold a passport that is valid for no less than six months beyond the intended stay. It should contain two facing blank pages for any visa to be affixed to. A valid VISA is required. (Exact passport and Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are visiting and your nationality)

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Young Scientist

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8 Days

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