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Whether you're interested in the science conducted here or just come to fish in our ponds, you're welcome at Fermilab. The laboratory is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from mid-April to mid-October and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the rest of the year.

Public tours are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and as part of the Ask-a-Scientist event on the first Sunday of each month.

Fermilab visitors are allowed to visit two buildings on their own. They may visit the ground, first, second and 15th floors of Wilson Hall Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Fermilab Art Gallery is on Wilson Hall's second floor. Science and educational displays, as well as an observation area for viewing the Fermilab grounds, are on Wilson Hall's 15th floor. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors may visit the 15th floor from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visitors may visit the Lederman Science Center, which is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 630-840-8258 to check on holiday hours or check the Lederman Science Center website. Groups of six or more must book a visit by calling the Center. A map of Fermilab's public areas is available online.

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Getting here


Fermilab is located about 40 miles west of Chicago. See our hours, maps and directions. Visit our transportation assistance Web page.

Things to Do


There's always something happening at Fermilab, and we have plenty of events for children. If you're interested in taking a tour, a free one is offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Read about our tours, programs and events. Sign up to get our public newsletter with information on all public events at the laboratory, delivered to your inbox once a month.