Our Universe

our universe

Back to the Big Bang: the journey your particles took on their way to becoming you

Take a journey back 13.8 billion years, to the very beginning of time. Discover how the Universe evolved to become what we see around us today. Try out the experiments to find out how scientists do their investigations. Are you ready to get transported through the different stages of the Universe? Design your own star and eject it out into space, play with the proton weighing scales and try your hand at trapping antimatter.

This exhibition has low lighting levels. If you need to visit in higher lighting conditions, please consult the accessibility page for more information. 

Exploring the unknown: a contemporary art space

There are still many mysteries in the Universe that scientists are seeking to answer. Discover how the artists in residence on the Arts at CERN programme were inspired by their exchanges with CERN scientists to explore topics such as the emptiness of space, the invisible and space and time. Amongst the original works on display are a constantly moving, 3-dimensional shadow of a 4-dimensional object!

Science Gateway exhibitions are designed to be self-visited and not guided. Nevertheless CERN guides will be present to answer questions you may have. Do not hesitate to ask them!

Recommended for ages 8 and upwards.
We recommend you allow 1.5- 2 hours to visit our three exhibitions.
Screen text in 5 languages (French, English, German, Italian and Spanish).
Audio descriptions and tactile content, video subtitling. Pushchair and wheelchair accessible. More details.