Fermilab invites all to explore facility during 50th anniversary open house
Anyone who's ever wanted to get a glimpse into Batavia’s Fermilab will have a chance on Sept. 23, according to a press release.
Attendees can enjoy an open house event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., touring the facilities, taking part in hands-on activities and see the lab’s particle accelerators up close, according to an announcement from Fermilab.
The open house, a celebration of the lab’s 50th anniversary, will be the lab’s largest in decades and is free to attend. Those who take part will be able to choose from a range of tours, including the bubble chamber, the cryomodule test facility, the linear accelerator main control room, facilities around the lab’s giant Muon g-2 magnet, the technical campus and the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, the lab’s highest point.
The day will also feature presentations, like the popular cryogenic show put on by Mr. Freeze, and live video casts with partner facilities and scientists in France, Chile and South Dakota.
In addition to the lab’s scientific facilities, Fermilab also boasts a restored tall-grass prairie that visitors will be able to hike through, as well as a resident herd of bison.
Fermilab is 45 miles outside of Chicago, with entrances at the intersection of Kirk Road and Wilson Street and along Batavia Road in Warrenville.