Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu tours the Test Lab at Jefferson Lab.


Tours at Jefferson Lab

In preparation for Jefferson Lab’s Open House, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Public Affairs office won’t be scheduling or giving public tours until Monday, June 2. Please consider attending the Open House on May 17.

Jefferson Lab conducts research 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 10 months each year. Tours of the accelerator, experimental halls and Free-Electron Laser (FEL) are based upon availability of those areas. When the accelerator is shut down for maintenance, typically for one month each spring and fall, tours may be scheduled if they do not interfere with planned work.

Windshield tours of the accelerator site are possible throughout the year.

All visitors taking a tour are required to carry photo ID, be 18 years or older, wear low-heeled, closed-toe shoes and provide proof of citizenship.

International visitors to Jefferson Lab must carry their passports or visas with them.

Open House is the only time when visitors under 18 can tour the lab. Jefferson Lab typically offers an Open House for the general public every other year. During Open House, no registration of visitors is required.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Public Affairs. Jefferson Lab has scheduled its next Open House for Saturday, May 17. We hope you will take this opportunity to see and learn more about the unique facilities and research opportunities at the lab.