Tours and Open Houses

Tours and Open Houses

If you are curious about what happens in a rare isotope facility and why, a tour is the best way to discover more. Our laboratory offers tours of the research spaces by appointment for interested groups. Public tours generally include demonstrations, an introduction to the goals and methods of nuclear science, and a walk-through of vaults where nuclei are accelerated, filtered and/or studied. 

Contact the Outreach Coordinator to request a tour. Due to the large volume of requests, we recommend requesting public tours at least one month in advance.

  • Recommended Audience: Ages 10 and up. Visitors under 18 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. The tour route is handicap-accessible and safe for those with medical implants.
  • Group size: 10-50 visitors, with rare exceptions. Please provide your best estimate of the number of visitors so we can recruit sufficient guides for your tour.
  • Duration: 90 minutes (can vary, but normally requires at least one hour).
  • Cost: Free.

Visiting groups should review the following:

Open House

The next FRIB/NSCL open house is scheduled for Saturday, 18 August 2018 from 11am-5pm!

Every few years, our laboratory opens its doors to the community to share what nuclear science is and how our work helps solve some of the greatest mysteries in the universe. These events are an unprecedented look behind the scenes at nuclear research. Open houses are free and open to all ages, no appointment necessary.

Questions? Contact the Outreach Coordinator at visits@nscl.msu.edu