Hours and site access

Check the Fermilab home page for our latest news and a calendar of events, which also includes days that our main building and exhibits are closed.


Fermilab's site is open to the public every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from November through March and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the rest of the year. A map of Fermilab's public areas is available online.

Fermilab visitors are allowed to visit two buildings on their own: Wilson Hall and the Leon Lederman Science Education Center.

The ground and first floor of Wilson Hall are open to the public every day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Science and educational displays, as well as observation areas for viewing the Fermilab grounds, are on Wilson Hall's 15th floor. It is open to the public Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., except on holidays and special occasions announced on the events calendar on the Fermilab home page. Please sign in at the reception desk in the atrium (first floor) of Wilson Hall.

The Fermilab Art Gallery is on Wilson Hall's second floor. It is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please sign in at the reception desk in the atrium (first floor) of Wilson Hall.

The Lederman Science Center is open to the public 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.

Fermilab site access

Visitors may enter Fermilab through any of the three entrances: Pine Street or Wilson Street in Batavia, Illinois, or the Batavia Road entrance in Warrenville, Illinois. Delivery trucks must use the Wilson Street entrance in Batavia.

A valid photo ID is required to enter the Fermilab site, and you must also tell the security officer the purpose for your visit. All U.S. state-issued IDs are accepted at the security checkpoints.

Certain areas of the site and roadways are open to the public; others are accessible only with a Fermilab or DOE ID badge. If you need help finding your way around the site, the security officer can provide a map and give you directions to your destination. Roadways that are off limits to visiting members of the public are clearly marked with signs.

Information about contractor access to the site can be found at eshq.fnal.gov/realid.