FRIB tours

FRIB has resumed its on-site functions in line with MSU requirements: Effective 1 August, all individuals are required to wear face coverings indoors.


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. For more information about preparing for a tour and what to expect on a tour, visit the Information about touring FRIB page.

Contact the NSCL Outreach Coordinator to inquire about arranging a tour.

Open houses

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.

The most recent FRIB and NSCL open house took place on 18 August 2018. Read the recap.


Contact the NSCL Outreach Coordinator at