FRIB Building Tours

  • FRIB new building tours include areas that may still be under construction. These tours are free and typically last 45 minutes, but can be shortened or lengthened somewhat.
  • Visitors must be over 16 years of age.
  • Tours are offered by appointment - contact Outreach Coordinator Zach Constan (517-908-7363, to ask about scheduling your tour.
  • When scheduling, please provide your group/organization name, type of audience (adults, students, etc.), contact person, email address, and number of visitors (an accurate estimate).
  • While planning your visit, you might also consider visiting other MSU attractions - contact the MSU Tour Coordinators for assistance at
NSCL Parking Map
NSCL entrance
  • Visit the Tour website ( for important information and linked files, including the following forms:
  • The Minor Permission form that must be signed by the adult responsible for any guests under 18 on the day of the visit.
  • The Non-Public Tour Certification form that must be provided by the group leader on the day of the visit.
  • The tour route is handicap-accessible and safe for guests with medical implants.
  • Visitors must wear long pants/skirts, closed-toe shoes and the Personal Protective Equipment provided: vest, hard hat, and safety glasses.
  • Photography is not allowed while touring the research space. However, there is a "photo wall" if you want to take a group picture!
  • Guides perform a safety survey before every tour to ensure that visitors will receive no excess radiation exposure (beyond the normal background) while in the vaults.
  • If the number in your group changes significantly from your original estimate, email Zach ( at least 72 hours before your tour.
  • Use the directions to the laboratory ( to find parking and the lab entrance. Visitors often become lost on campus or can’t find the correct door to enter the building.
  • Read about nuclear science beforehand on our website ( if you or your group want to know more before the tour.
  • When you arrive in our lobby, tell the receptionist you are here for a tour and give the name of your contact.That person will meet you in the lobby and escort you into the laboratory.
  • Your tour guide will want to know the level of physics your group understands and whether you have any time limitations in case the tour runs over. Remember, a typical tour lasts 90 minutes, so plan accordingly.
  • If your group has more than 15 people, it will likely be broken up into smaller groups of up to 15 for the tour.
  • This is a walking tour; visitors will be on their feet for the duration.
  • If your tour visits the linear accelerator tunnel, your route will include 56 stairs down and up. Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities.
  • FRIB is a working laboratory. On the day of your tour, some areas may be inaccessible.
  • Your group may be joined with another one that requested a tour in the same time period.
  • In case of alarm, there will be lights and an announcement – evacuate to the nearest safe exit.
  • Always follow the directions of your tour guide.