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Fermilab's Batavia site is currently closed to the general public.

  As a precautionary measure related to COVID-19, the entire Fermilab site in Batavia is closed to the general public. This includes access to the walking/bicycling paths. All public events and tours are canceled, postponed or held remotely until further notice. We appreciate your understanding.
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Lederman Science Center: Plan a Visit

Explore Fermilab science from a kid's point of view. Designed for middle school field trips, the hands-on exhibits at the Lederman Science Center are available to the general public. Exhibits are most appropriate for children ages 10 and older. You can buy Fermilab logo items at the store. Educators who have attended workshops may bring their students here for field trips.

Location: Located at Fermilab about 35 miles west of Chicago, the Center is easily accessible from the Fermilab main entrance at Kirk Road and Pine Street in Batavia, just three miles north of the I-88/Farnsworth Avenue tollway interchange. See the Map.

Hours: The Center is open to the public Monday–Friday 8:30 AM–4:30 PM and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM. On holidays, call to check if the Center is open.

Arrangements: The Lederman Science Center is available both for field trips and for walk-in visitors.

  • Teachers interested in field trips should visit our Field Trips & Study Units page for more information.
  • Walk-in visitors are welcome anytime. For groups planning to visit during the school day, we recommend calling 630-840-8258 in advance to confirm that the exhibits will be available.