High School Tours

Visit Fermilab with your class or science club.

For high school students, ages 14 and older: The number of people in a group should be no fewer than 10 and no more than 100.

Groups must provide at least one adult chaperone (instructor or responsible adult) for every 10 students. We recommend that groups bring extra chaperones to ensure that the minimum number make the trip. 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. There is no cost for student tours.

You must make your request at least three weeks before the date of the tour using the tour request form.

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.
Questions? Contacts for:
Life Science Tours
Maureen Hix, Education Office
Fermilab, MS777
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-0500
(630) 840-5058, mhix@fnal.gov
  Physical Science Tours
Amanda Early, Education Office
Fermilab, MS226
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-0500
(630) 840-4165, aearly@fnal.gov
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.

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