Jefferson Lab invites you to explore our world-class research facility during our 2014 Open House: Accelerating Discovery, which will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - rain or shine.
Numerous exhibits, demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities will be available, providing a day of fun and education for the entire family.
Admission is free and so is parking. Photos and videotaping are welcome.
During your visit, you will learn about: superconducting materials, supercomputers, particle accelerators, lasers, nuclear physics research and much more. Other Hampton Roads companies and organizations also will provide demonstrations.
Be sure to check this page frequently for programming updates and new information, including details about parking.
Please plan to arrive early.
Open House ends at 3 p.m., but parking will close at 2 p.m. and no admittance will be allowed after that time.
There is a lot to see and do at the Jefferson Lab Open House. Some simple preparations will help you make the most of your Open House experience.
Check back for updates to the 2014 Open House Programming.
Check back for updates to our presenters and exhibitors.
Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Some vendors may only accept cash. Check back closer to the event for more details.
Free shuttle buses will be provided to every tour stop, and they will continuously loop the Jefferson Lab campus and parking lots. Estimated wait times are 5 - 10 minutes.
You can walk the entire tour route; it is approximately a 2 mile loop.
For your safety:
Jefferson Lab is dedicated to safety in all our activities. Observance of a few rules and safety precautions will make the 2014 Open House more enjoyable for everyone:
Jefferson Lab hosts will be present to respond to any needs or questions.
In case of serious illness, injury or vehicle accident, our medical staff and Newport News emergency medical crews will be on site.
Proper footwear and clothing is essential. Jefferson Lab is spread over a 206-acre campus, and those taking tours will be required to use stairs and walk some distances. Low-heeled, closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Questions or concerns can be sent to: email@example.com
Jefferson Lab Tour Stops:
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Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bags, backpacks and IDs will be checked by security officers prior to entry to the event.
Handicap and Bus Group Parking
Handicap parking will be available.
What to Bring
Bring your camera. Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, and sunscreen and sun glasses or a rimmed hat and protective clothing (a long-sleeved shirt to keep sun off).
Alcohol, firearms, weapons, pets.
For additional parking information or for Open House information, please call (757) 269-7100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News,VA 23606 • Phone: (757) 269-7100 Fax: (757) 267-7363
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy