The Globe of Science and Innovation

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Globe of Science and Innovation
Globe of Science and Innovation, Cern.jpg
Established 2005
Location 385 route de Meyrin – CH 1217 Meyrin

The Globe of Science and Innovation is a landmark of CERN, the purpose of which is to inform visitors about the significant research at CERN. The wooden structure, which is 27 metres high and 40 metres wide, represents sustainable development.[1]

It was originally built for Expo.02 in Neuchâtel, and was moved to its current location in 2004.


museum in the Globe

The Globe of Science and Innovation is an admission-free exhibition area of CERN. It is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 till 17:00.

There are six exhibition areas:

  1. Mysterious Worlds
  2. Large Hadron Collider
  3. Detecting Particles
  4. Science Without Borders
  5. In Their Own Words
  6. Research Area


On the official CERN website it states The Globe of Science and Innovation serves as:

  1. An emblem for CERN serving science and innovation
  2. A symbol of sustainable development for all
  3. The departure point for visits of the Laboratory
  4. At the heart of CERN's science in society project
  5. A Tourist Attraction


It is 27 meters high and 40 meters in diameter, which is roughly the size of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.


The Globe's only permanent exhibition as of September 2010, is the 'Universe of Particles', situated on the ground floor.


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External links[edit]

Media related to CERN Globe of Science and Innovation at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 46°14′02″N 6°03′21″E / 46.23389°N 6.05583°E / 46.23389; 6.05583