Fall for Science at Jefferson Lab’s 2021 Virtual Field Trip Event

  • Fall for Science - Virtual Field Trip Event scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Students and their families are invited on a virtual field trip of the lab that will feature guided tours and live Q&A with expert staff

NEWPORT NEWS – Calling all science enthusiasts: If you’ve ever wanted to go behind the scenes of a world-class national research laboratory, now’s your chance! The U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is offering a free and exclusive opportunity for the public to go behind the scenes and virtually tour the lab in a live online event scheduled for Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Presented at a level appropriate for middle to high school students and their families, the event will feature many technical areas at Jefferson Lab that have never before been accessible to the public, including during our in-person Open House events. This event will allow science enthusiasts from all over to enjoy an exclusive visit to the lab from the comfort of their homes.

During the 90-minute event, we'll take an in-depth look at the lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, including the accelerator and three experimental halls. Participants will learn about our unique research and the incredible scientific equipment that makes it all work.

We will also go behind the scenes of world-leading particle accelerator research and development in the SRF Institute and tour through some of the largest superfluid helium refrigerators in the world in the rarely accessible Central Helium Liquefier. Our world-leading experts will also be on-hand to answer questions during the live broadcast.

Come Fall for Science in this family-friendly and free online event. No advance registration required. Additional educational activities related to science, technology, engineering and math topics will be available following the event and as STEM-focused teacher resources to help continue the discussion and education.

For more information, educational materials and a link to the event, visit: https://www.jlab.org/vft2021

Contact: Lauren Hansen, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, lhansen@jlab.org


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. JSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA).

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://energy.gov/science