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July 13 - August 3, 2014

For several weeks each summer, Brookhaven Lab 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!



Brilliant Light, Illuminating Science

Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which upon completion will become 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 mesmerized by the “Science Laser Light Spectacular.”



Ultra-small, Tremendous Impact*

Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Play with hands-on activities in the “Nano-Discovery” zone. Be enthralled by the “Magic of Science.”



Storm Trackers / Family Fun Day

See how scientists at the National Weather Service forecast our weather and track storms across the New York metropolitan area. Visit the Lab’s Science Learning Center to discover basic scientific theory using magnets, mirrors, and more! Play a part in the “Super Scientific Circus.” Be captivated by Red’s Recycle-O-Rama.” 



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 thought to have existed microseconds after the Big Bang. See particle detectors as big as a house! Try to stump a physicist. Be mesmerized by “Phenomenal Physics with Mr. Fish.”

* Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

photo of children visiting the Laboratory