General Lab Information

Laboratory Tour Program

COVID-19 Update

The Laboratory has resumed public tours and visits on a limited basis. If you are interested in hosting or taking a tour, please make a request below.

Meet the people who make the leading-edge research at Brookhaven National Laboratory happen. Learn about our science. Visit our world-class tools of discovery.

We look forward to hosting your group in the future. Until then, we invite you to watch these guided virtual tours of some of our big facilities.

NSLS-II aerial

NSLS-II

National Synchrotron Light Source II

Get an up-close look at the “beamlines” where scientists use ultrabright x-ray light to see the atomic structure of batteries, proteins, and more.

CFN

CFN

Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Look inside the facility where scientists make and probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter.

RHIC

RHIC

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

See where physicists smash atoms to recreate the conditions of the early universe.

Group Tours

Group tours are limited to 10-20 guests from college institutions, professional organizations, and adult community groups. Tours can be scheduled on select weekdays and are not available on weekends or holidays.

Groups may request a morning or afternoon tour:

  • 9:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (includes time for lunch)
  • 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes time for lunch)
  • 12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Request Tour

All tour groups must:

  • Include 10 (minimum) to 20 (maximum) guests
  • Wear flat, fully-enclosed shoes and long pants
  • Provide their own transportation to and from the Lab, and during their tour. Note: ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are not permitted
  • Show government-issued photo ID
  • Follow their assigned schedule; other activities or tour stops are not permitted
  • Follow escort's instructions
  • Respond within two days of all tour correspondence

Tours are not guaranteed and are subject to change.