Employee and users: Take a tour of MINOS underground

You can visit the NOvA near detector in the MINOS underground area. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Ever wonder what happens in the MINOS underground area? Or did you ever want to see our story-high neutrino detectors up close?

Now is your opportunity to journey 350 feet below the surface to see and learn about the home of the MINERvA and NOvA experiments, as well as the former MINOS experiment.

(UPDATE: Both April 10 and April 12 tours are now filled. Currently taking names for wait lists.)

Please RSVP to Deb Sebastian and include the following in your email: your preferred tour date, whether you’d like to take the bus and your pick-up/drop-off location (Industrial Center Building, Feynman Computing Center or Wilson Hall horseshoe).

Closed-toe, flat shoes are required for the tour. Participants must be:

  • 18 years of age
  • a badged Fermilab employee or user
  • physically capable of walking unaided on an uneven surface for approximately two-thirds of a mile
  • comfortable in a confined elevator space for several minutes

Tours are sponsored by the Employee Advisory Group and are part of an employee education program pilot.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events in April and May!