General Lab Information

Explore Brookhaven Lab

This summer, travel to the frontiers of discovery at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Meet scientists, visit world-class research facilities, enjoy science shows, and more at the Lab's Summer Sundays open house tours.

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July 9

Family Fun

at the Science Learning Center

Join us for hands-on family fun at the Science Learning Center with interactive exhibits on many different areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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July 16

Small-scale Science

at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where researchers probe tiny structures for big discoveries! See electron microscopes and a clean room, where research teams work with advanced materials at the nanoscale.

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July 23

Dazzling Discoveries

at the National Synchrotron Light Source II

Tour the experimental floor at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), which produces light 10 billion times brighter than the sun for cutting-edge research.

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July 30

Fascinating Physics

with the universe's basic building blocks

Learn about the amazing science of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the future Electron-Ion Collider. Visit the Superconducting Magnet Division where magnet designs for particle accelerators are created.

  • Free, no reservations needed
  • Gates open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • All activities, subject to change, are first-come, first-served
  • Visitors 16 and older must bring photo ID
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Located 1.5 miles north of LIE Exit 68
  • Food and beverage services are not available at the Brookhaven Lab site.