FRIB tours


If you are curious about what happens in a rare isotope facility and why, there is no better way to discover more than by touring. The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory offers tours by appointment for interested groups. FRIB will be operational in 2022. Until that time, those interested in rare-isotope research can take a tour of NSCL, which includes information about FRIB.

Full tours generally include demonstrations, an introduction to the goals and methods of nuclear science, and a walk-through of vaults where nuclei are accelerated, filtered and/or studied. Visit the NSCL website to view unfilled tour times and apply online. 

Open houses

The next FRIB and NSCL open house is scheduled for Saturday, 18 August, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit the event page for up-to-date information.

Every few years, FRIB and NSCL open doors to the community to show what nuclear science is and how our work helps solve some of the greatest mysteries in the universe. These events are an unprecedented look behind the scenes at nuclear research. Open houses are free and open to all ages, no appointment necessary. When the next one is scheduled, it will appear here!


Contact the NSCL Outreach Coordinator at