For several weeks this summer,
the Laboratory welcomes members of the public to its site. We plan days
that include visits to our facilities, opportunities to speak with our
researchers, special activities for adults and children, and much more–and it’s all free! More »
No reservations needed. Gates open 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All activities
are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors age 16 and
over must bring a photo ID.
July 15: Family Exploration Day
An exciting day of hands-on family fun! Visit the Science Learning Center
to discover basic scientific theory using magnets, mirrors, and more. See the
Environmental Extravaganza. Play a part in the Super Scientific Circus.
Be enthralled by the Phenomenal Physics of Mr. Fish Show.
July 22: Dazzling Light, Astounding Discoveries
Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which upon completion will
be one of the world’s most advanced light sources–a giant X-ray
microscope. Master the synchrotron quiz while visiting exciting exhibits and
win prizes including a special tour of Long Island’s brightest light!
Be captivated by the Science Laser Spectacular.
July 29: Nano, Nano
Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven Scientists
probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Play with exciting new hands-on
activities in the Nano-Toy-Zone. Learn to sing the Nanosong. Behold the Fantastic Forces Show.
August 5: Atom Smashing Fun*
Tour the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a world-class particle accelerator
where physicists recreate the conditions of the universe as it is believed to have
existed microseconds after the Big Bang. See particle detectors as big as a house!
Try to stump a physicist. Be mesmerized By the Magic of Science Show.
*Recommended for ages 10 and over
Phone: (631) 344-2651