Guided tours for Groups

Around 400 groups a year use this unique opportunity to gain insight into a modern research institute - the Paul Scherrer Institute. Associations, companies and school classes experience research live. Would you like to organise a tour for your group? We stage customised tours for groups of 12 participants upwards. These tours are free and should be booked about 4 weeks in advance. Subject to confirmation by the Visitors' Centre these tours are staged from Monday to Saturday.

Big Tour

The big tour begins with an introductory presentation on the Institute and the outlining of the main topic. After a short stay in the psi Forum Visitors' Centre and our 3-D film we offer you a light refreshment break. The ensuing tour takes you around the large research facilities or the energy research labs. The big tour lasts between 2 1/2 and 3 hours and you are accompanied by a PSI expert.

The tour is suitable for groups of between 12 and 120 participants. The tours are conducted in German, English or French (other languages on request).

Short tour of the Visitors' Centre psi forum

A guided tour of the psi forum Visitors' Centre last about 90 minutes. After an introductory presentation on the Institute's activities, interactive exhibits invite participants to gain more in-depth insight into the main areas of research. The tour ends with the highlight – our 3-D films. The tour of the Visitors' Centre is suitable for groups of between 12 and 80 participants. They are conducted in German, English or French (other languages on request).