Quantum World


Explore how the Universe works at tiny scales

We live in a Quantum World! Quantum physics explains why the sun shines. It allows us to make smartphones and to understand how plants grow. Yet, strange and wonderful quantum effects only occur at the tiny scales of particles… don’t they? In this interactive exhibition discover the world of particles as if you yourself were so tiny.

A 20-minute guided interactive adventure gives groups of 8 a chance to experience quantum effects first hand. Departure every 8 minutes. Alongside, there are exhibits to explore – sing quantum karaoke, spot the entangled particles, play the quantum tunnelling game and try out quantum tennis. All is not as it might at first seem…

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 for visiting 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.