BNL’s Summer Sundays — exciting science shows, tours of world-class science facilities, and hands-on educational activities for the whole family — are all free! BNL is open on Summer Sundays through August 14, for the public, employees, and their families to enjoy a fun-filled visit while learning about dynamic scientific developments at the Lab.
No reservations are needed, but visitors 16 and older must bring a photo ID. Visitors may arrive any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A different tour and new science show will be featured each week. The last facility visit takes place at 3 p.m. each week, and science shows will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. each Sunday in Berkner Hall. A cafeteria and gift shop, also located in Berkner Hall, will be open until 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.
Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). Visit the next-generation NSLS-II, now under construction and open to the public for the first time. Take the quiz on photon sciences for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour of NSLS. Hear local schoolteachers talk about bringing big science into their classrooms by accessing NSLS remotely. See how scientists use light to probe proteins, polymers, computer chips, and more. And don’t miss the “Science Laser Light Spectacular” show.
NSLS experimental floor
A fabulous day of hands-on family fun! Use the basic scientific method to explore magnets, mirrors, and more. Hop aboard a fire truck and learn all about the Laboratory’s protective services. Enjoy the “Phenomenal Physics with Mr. Fish” show.
Learn how meteorologists at the National Weather Service forecast the weather and track storms across the New York metropolitan area. Watch the launching of a weather balloon at 3:30 p.m. See the “Weather” show.
Visit the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a world-class particle accelerator where physicists recreate the conditions in the universe as they believe it existed microseconds after the Big Bang! Stump a physicist, and meet “Einstein Alive.” This science facility tour is appropriate for children 10 and older.
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