General Lab Information

Brookhaven Lab Information


Access to Brookhaven Lab

When you arrive at Brookhaven Lab's main gate, please inform the guard you are attending the 2022 MAGLEV Competition. Note, you may be requested to check in at the security trailer or you maybe directed to go to Police Headquarters if it's after normal business hours.

All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring photo-identification. View Requirements

No Food Service at Brookhaven Lab

There is currently no food service available at Brookhaven Lab at this time. Food Options

Individuals or groups can order food to be delivered by external businesses or through apps such as GrubHub (https://www.grubhub.com) or DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com).

Food Delivery Guidelines: Please refer to the following food service web page that will provide information on how these food external delivery services will work and other available food options.

Given this situation with no available meals, individuals who do not have or use food delivery phone apps may prefer to have their own rental car.

Vending Service Machines (pdf) are located in high population areas throughout the site. Machines located in the Post Office, Building 179 and the Research Support Building, Building 400 are available 24-hours 7 days per week. A small eating area and microwave oven are also provided at these locations. Overnight guests can prepare these items in the dorms and apartments, where they have access to full kitchens.

For guests arriving on-site afterhours, the Guest, User, Visitor Center provides a list of restaurants and off-site food in the local area.

Guests planning to be on-site without vehicles for more than a day or two can also take advantage of the Lab's shopping shuttle service, which runs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, dropping off and picking up at Southport Plaza Shopping Center in Shirley. There, they can buy groceries at the Stop & Shop supermarket, and other necessities at Kohl's department store and more than 30 other stores.

Please contact Guest Services at (631) 344-3545 with any issues, comments, or suggestions.

Weather Conditions at Brookhaven Lab

Please always dress accordingly. If there is very inclement weather, please check the Brookhaven Lab homepage for possible delayed opening or closing information. You may also call 1-631-344-4636 (INFO) from any off-site telephone or cell phone and extension x4636 (INFO) from an on-site Brookhaven Lab telephone.