Fermilab's Batavia site is open to the public.

REAL ID-compliant identification is required to enter the site beginning May 3, 2023.

From Director Lia Merminga: Updates to Fermilab's Batavia site access

Fermilab is pleased to welcome the public to the Batavia site to experience its science and enjoy its natural areas, which are designated as a National Environmental Research Park, as well as its Lederman Science Center.

View the site's visiting hours and access requirements | Download Fermilab public access map (pdf)

Coming to Fermilab to do research, as a business visitor or subcontractor, or for other work-related reasons?

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Fermilab continues to hold virtual events for the public as well as programs for students and for teachers. To learn more about these programs, please visit ed.fnal.gov and events.fnal.gov. In addition, please see Fermilab's calendar for upcoming public events and visit Fermilab's YouTube channel for video and past lectures.

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For questions, please please call us at 630-840-3351 or email fermilab@fnal.gov.

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