Fermilab Tours for Summer Interns

General Information

  • Tours are guided and approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
  • Interns are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the tour site.
  • Tour group sizes are limited so sign up early!
  • Many tours are scheduled concurrently -- it is your responsibility to check for schedule conflicts!

Signing Up

  • Click on the date/time of the tour you want to take in the Tour Schedule below.
  • When signing up, enter you name and be sure to click the check box before hitting "Save".

Tour Schedule -- Sign Up Here

Tour Description 7-June 14-June 21-June 28-June 12-July 19-July 26-July 2-Aug


Visit the recently decommissioned Antiproton Source that was used to make and accumulate antiprotons for the Tevatron collider using cutting-edge technologies for the vacuum, instrumentation, and stochastic cooling. Learn about the conversion this area to support Muon Physics.

Meet at the AP10 service building parking lot. NOTE: No food or drinks allowed in the building and wear closed-toe shoes.

. 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM . . . .

Industrial Area (SRF and Magnets)

In the Industrial Area, Fermilab's Technical Division designs and builds state of the art superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating systems and superconducting magnets, among other things. See superconducting magnets being built, see the inside of an SRF cavity, and see where magnets and bare cavities are tested.

Meet at the front door of Industrial Center Building (ICB), across the road from CDF. Note: there are two front doors so go to the one to the left when facing the building.

1:15 PM 1:15 PM 1:15 PM 1:15 PM . . . .


The tour will be of the MicroBooNE detector, the largest liquid argon time projection chamber (TPC) currently being built in the U.S. (170 tons). The tour will take place in the DZero Assembly Building where the detector is being assembled. This is a rare opportunity to see the detector. Once complete, the detector will be sealed in a cryostat this fall and placed in the Booster neutrino beam at Fermilab where we will start collecting our first neutrino data in 2014.

Meet at the main entrance of the DZero Assembly Building. NOTE:This is a working area so you should be aware of your surroundings and watch your step. Wear closed-toe shoes.

2:30 PM 2:30 PM 2:30 PM . . . . .
Tour Description 7-June 14-June 21-June 28-June 12-July 19-July 26-July 2-Aug

New Muon Lab (NML)

Check out the latest advances in superconducting RF cavities that will be used to construct the next generation of linear accelerators at NML!

Meet at the South entrance to NML Building.

. . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM .


The Tevatron was the world's largest accelerator until the startup of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Descend underground into the Tevatron tunnel and see the beam pipe and the magnets that steer and focus the beam.

Meet at 2:50 by A4. Use this Map to A4. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals are allowed!.

. . . . 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM .

NuMI Underground

Travel 300 feet underground into the NuMI tunnel and check out the MINERvA and MINOS near detectors. Learn about neutrino beams and long-baseline experiments.

Meet at the entrance to the MINOS service building. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals are allowed!.

. . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Tour Description 7-June 14-June 21-June 28-June 12-July 19-July 26-July 2-Aug


Tour the area where negatively charged hydrogen ions from the new RFQ (Radio-Frequency Quadrupole) are accelerated through the Linac (Linear Accelerator) to an energy of 400 MeV. The Linac consists of two main sections, the low energy drift tube Linac and the high-energy side coupled cavity Linac.

Meet by the door of the Linac gallery located west of the Ramsey auditorium lobby.

. . . . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

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