Virtual Reality

Discover CERN in virtual reality on a VR Cardboard purchased at CERN shop or other VR devices.

VR Cardboard purchased at CERN


  1. Make sure you have the YouTube application installed on your smartphone

    Download it for iOS or Android.
  2. Assemble your VR cardboard as described below

    CERN VR cardboard instructions
  3. Open this page with your phone ( or scan the QR code on the VR cardboard
  4. Select one of the virtual reality clips in the table below, this will open the YouTube app with the clip
  5. Click on the VR icon at the bottom-right - video should now be displayed in 2 parallel squares, separated by a line

    Youtube VR icon
  6. Play the video
  7. Place your phone in the VR cardboard in order to have both lines on VR cardboard and in the middle of your phone screen aligned
  8. Close VR cardboard to secure your smartphone but always keep it hold by your hands
  9. Enjoy the VR experience
Other VR devices


  1. Open a web browser in your favorite VR device
  2. Access this page (
  3. Select any of the videos below
  4. Enjoy the VR experience

Available Virtual reality clips

CMS in Virtual Reality

Discover the LHC and CMS in 360
Duration : 2 min 25 sec

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) consists of a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector at the LHC. It has a broad physics programme ranging from studying the Standard Model (including the Higgs boson) to searching for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. Although it has the same scientific goals as the ATLAS experiment, it uses different technical solutions and a different magnet-system design.

CERN Data Centre

LHC and Grid Computing
Duration: 2 min 11 sec

Live the challenge of analysing petabytes of data with more than half a million processor cores and go to places few persons are allowed.




ATLAS 360° tour
Duration.: 44 min 46 sec