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Lederman Science Center: Fermilab Science for Kids and Educators

Fermilab's Batavia site will be temporarily closed to the public from Aug. 26 through Sept. 8, 2024. This includes the Lederman Science Center, all outdoor areas and Wilson Hall.

Please visit us at the Lederman Science Center from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Saturdays. We are excited to have you back!

During Low and Medium Community Levels, masks are not required on site unless otherwise posted.

During High Community Levels, masks are required to access indoor areas.

Exhibit Activities
Here are some activities you can do at home related to exhibits at the Lederman Science Center (all are in PDF format):

Virtual Tour
Take a video tour of the Lederman Science Center exhibits.

60 Seconds in Neutrino-Land
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10

Quantum Bites with a Neutrino
Bite 1
Bite 2
Bite 3
Bite 4
Bite 5
Bite 6
Bite 7
Bite 8
Bite 9
Bite 10

Virtual Exhibits
What Are the Basic Forces of Nature?
Can You Make Neutrinos from Protons?
What happens to neutrinos when they travel long distances?
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
Do protons decay?
Neutrino Mixing
Neutrinos from Supernovae
What is a Photomultiplier Tube?
Atmospheric Neutrinos
Muon g−2
From the Big Bang to Extra-galactic Neutrinos
Neutrinos from Your Body
Mass Generation Mechanism
Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry
Neutrino Interactions with Matter
Neutrinos from Nuclear Plants
Search for Dark Matter with SENSEI Silicon CCD Detector
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
Symmetries in Physics
Search for Dark Matter with the LUX-ZEPLIN Detector
Fermions vs. Bosons
Mu2e: Search for New Physics
Neutrinos vs. Antineutrinos

Minute Exhibits
Minute Exhibit: Bending Light
Minute Exhibit: Do Neutrinos Violate Symmetry?
Minute Exhibit: Neutrino Beam
Minute Exhibit: Pinheads
Minute Exhibit: Quantum Cryptography
Minute Exhibit: Scattering
Minute Exhibit: Standard Model
Minute Exhibit: What is Five Sigma?
Minute Exhibit: Can You Make Particles from Legos?
Minute Exhibit: Can You Measure the Wobble of a Muon?

Physics Challenge (PowerPoint format—view as slide show to play)
PhysQuiz! with tutorial
Can You Guess? animated questions with answer key attached.

Time Travel with a Neutrino
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12

Space Adventures with a Neutrino
Adventure 1
Adventure 2
Adventure 3
Adventure 4
Adventure 5
Adventure 6

Quantum Science
Quantum Superposition
Classical vs. Quantum
Quantum Uncertainty
Quantum Entanglement
Quantum Decoherence
Quantum Maze
Quantum Computer Architecture
Measuring Qubits
Quantum Sensors
Quantum Teleportation
Probing Dark Matter with MAGIS-100
Quantum Algorithms
Atomic Clocks
Ghost Imaging
Searching for the "Hidden Sector" with Dark SRF
Creating Superposition
Quantum Annealing
Random Walk
Machine Learning
Exploring the Mysteries
Creating Superposition with Beam Splitters
Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena
Squeezing the Uncertainty
Quantum Circuits
Bits and Qubits on the Bloch Sphere
Classical vs. Quantum Probability

From Quantum Fluctuations to Galaxies
Cosmic Tug of War
Picturing the Baby Universe

The Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center houses hands-on exhibits for ages 10+, technology and science labs and a store.

The Lederman Science Center is named for Nobel Laureate and former Fermilab Director Leon M. Lederman.