Fermilab Tours for Interns


General Information

  • All tours start at 1:00 p.m. Please be on time.
  • Tours are guided and approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
  • Interns are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the tour site.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes; no sandals permitted on tours.
  • Tour group sizes are limited. So sign up early!
  • Many tours are scheduled concurrently — it is your responsibility to check for schedule conflicts!
  • You must be 18 years or older to take the tours.
  • If you cannot attend your registered tour, cancel it on the Doodle Poll, at least 4 hours, before the scheduled start time. For last minute cancellations, notify Rosa Foote rosa@fnal.gov.

Signing Up

  • Click on the desired tour and date on the Tour Schedule.
  • You will be directed to a Doodle Poll to register for the requested tour.
  • When signing up, enter your name and be sure to click the checkbox before hitting “Save”.


Tour Schedule – Click here to see tour dates and register

Tour Description

Accelerator Source and Control Room

Tour the area where negatively charged hydrogen ions from the new RFQ (Radio-Frequency Quadrupole) are accelerated through the Linac (Linear Accelerator) to an energy of 400 MeV. The Linac consists of two main sections, the low energy drift tube Linac and the high-energy side coupled cavity Linac.

Meet by the door of the Linac gallery located west of the Ramsey auditorium lobby.

Tour Description

Industrial Area (SRF and Magnets)

In the Industrial Area, Fermilab’s Technical Division designs and builds state of the art superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating systems and superconducting magnets, among other things. See superconducting magnets being built, see the inside of an SRF cavity, and see where magnets and bare cavities are tested.

Meet at the visitor door of Building IB3A on the east side of the complex nearest the bison field.

Tour Description

D0 and Tevatron

DZero is one of two detectors at Fermilab where the proton/anti-proton collisions took place in the Tevatron. The Tevatron was the world’s largest accelerator until the startup of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Meet at 1:00 at the D0 Assembly Hall. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals are allowed!.


The 500-megapixel Dark Energy Camera that is now mounted on a telescope in Chile was built in the Silicon Detector Facility. Today the SiDet facility contains cleanrooms and laboratories for assembly and testing of detectors for both high energy physics and astrophysics experiments.

Meet at the north door of SiDet.

Tour Description

NuMI Underground (MINOS, MINERvA and NOvA)

Travel 300 feet underground into the NuMI tunnel and check out the MINERvA, NOvA and MINOS near detectors. Learn about neutrino beams and long-baseline experiments.

Meet at the entrance to the MINOS service building. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals are allowed!.

Muon g-2

Using a 50-foot-diameter superconducting muon storage ring, scientists will accelerate an intense beam of muons to determine the value of a property known as the g-2 of the muon.

Meet at 1:00 p.m. at MC-1 to see the g-2 magnet.

Tour Description


Come to NML to see the new accelerator R&D facility for the next generation of particle accelerators. Come see our megawatt lasers, superconducting accelerating cavities, high-power RF system, ultra-high vacuum, and non-linear magnets.

Meet at the South entrance to NML (New Muon Lab) Building.

Tour Locations

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