Fermilab Guided Tours

Get to Know Tours

Fermilab offers tours to people, ages 10 and older. Children between 10 and 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. These restrictions are for safety reasons. Only Summer Sunday tours require registration.

Get to Know Fermilab tours are held on:

- Wednesdays year-round at 10:30 a.m. (10:00 a.m. starting Jan. 2017)
Arrive Early, Parking is Limited. Lunch is available in the Fermilab Cafeteria; requires no registration.

Visitors meet in the Wilson Hall atrium for an introductory tour of the Lab. Please arrive on-site 15 minutes early to allow time for parking and making your way to the 1st floor of Wilson Hall in time for the tour. Fermilab is a busy lab so parking spaces fill up quickly with employees and visiting scientists.

Get to Know the Lederman Science Center held the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to noon. Families meet a docent at the Center for a guided tour of exhibits that explore Fermilab science from a kid's point of view.

Ask-a-Scientist Tours

Every first Sunday of the month, Fermilab offers tours and Q&A after a lecture. Complete details

DZero & Tevatron Tours

Every first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 PM, Fermilab offers a tour of the DZero detector, experiment and Tevatron for ages 14 and older. Complete details

Tours by Appointment

For groups of 10 or more, tours are by appointment and must be arranged at least three weeks in advance. Please fill out a Guided Tour Request Form. A tour lasts about two hours and begins in Wilson Hall. Visitors view the Laboratory from the 15th floor windows and visit various displays located there. The tour moves to the Linear Accelerator building where visitors see the components in pre-accelerators gallery and the Main Control Room. There is a docent for every 20 people with a charge of $50 per docent.

Read about High School Tours.

Contact: Maureen Hix: (630) 840-5588, edreg@fnal.gov

Self-guided Tours

Fermilab's exhibit and viewing areas on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just sign in at the reception desk in the Wilson Hall atrium. You also can explore the public-access portion of Fermilab's natural areas via car, bike and on foot during the site's opening hours.