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High School Tours

Visit Fermilab with your class or science club.

Physical Science Tours: 2019-2020 School Year
  • No charge for high school student groups (ages 14 and older).
  • Tours are available Tuesday-Friday starting in November each school year.
  • Must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance using the tour request form.
  • Group size: Minimum of 10; maximum of 100
  • Chaperones: One adult chaperone (instructor or responsible adult) is the minimum requirment for every 10 students. It is highly recommended to bring extra adult chaperones. Tours are not permitted for groups that arrive without the minimum number of required chaperones.
  • Groups may arrange to eat lunch in the Fermilab cafeteria.
Physical Science Tours include:
  • View the Fermilab complex from the 15th floor.
  • Check out the Remote Operations Center for our Neutrino Experiments and the CMS Experiment at CERN
  • View the Accelerator and Control Room areas.
  • Participate in a Q&A with a scientist or engineer.
  • Click here for resources to introduce your students to the science at Fermilab.
  • Everything you need to know about Fermilab is a video about our work by Dr. Don Lincoln.

You can also request online question and answer sessions! Click here to complete the request form.

Life Science Tours include:

    Visit ecological areas at Fermilab.
  • Use the tour request form and select "Life Science".
Questions? Contacts for:
Life Science Tours
Maureen Hix, Education Office
Fermilab, MS777
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-0500
(630) 840-5058,
  Physical Science Tours
Amanda Early, Education Office
Fermilab, MS226
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-0500
(630) 840-4165,
Visiting a Control Room
Students Required number
of chaperones
10 1
11–20 2
21–30 3
31–40 4
41–50 5
51–60 6
etc. Groups are welcome to bring more
than the required number of chaperones.

Related Links

For information on some of Fermilab's virtual offerings, please visit
Information on Fermilab in the fight against COVID-19 is located at
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