Community Open House

Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Tour our experiments
  • See our accelerators
  • Enjoy hands-on science activities
  • Visit Wilson Hall, the prairie and technical facilities
  • Interact with scientists in Europe, South America and South Dakota
  • Say hi to a bison

Fermilab is located 45 miles west of Chicago

You are invited to Fermilab’s biggest Open House in decades! Our free Community Open House takes place on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. This will be a rare opportunity to see the laboratory up close and tour areas not typically open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating 50 years of science.

We will host tours, demos and hands-on activities for the whole family — there’s a little something for everyone of all ages to do or see. Visit our experiments, including our giant Muon g-2 magnet. Learn all about Fermilab’s particle accelerators and experiments. Visit the Lederman Science Education Center, see some of our facilities, and watch live video casts with our partners in France, Chile and South Dakota. Have lunch, hike the lab’s restored tall-grass prairie, and say “hi” to our herd of bison. Maybe even take in Mr. Freeze’s popular cryogenic show!

Enter the Open House from the east via Batavia Road or from the west via Wilson Street. After parking, you will take a short orientation tour, after which you can decide what sites you’d like to see.

About Fermilab
What to see at the Open House
Before you come to the Open House
How to get to Fermilab