Public tour schedule changes starting May 6

A Fermilab docent leads a tour of the lab, making a stop at the Remote Operations Center. Photo: Elliott McCrory

A Fermilab docent leads a tour of the lab, making a stop at the Remote Operations Center. Photo: Elliott McCrory

As many of you know, Fermilab offers free weekly tours of the laboratory for the public. This is an opportunity for our neighbors and fans to get to see us up close. More importantly, it’s a chance for us to make real, in-person connections with our followers and attract new fans to the lab.

On May 6, we’re changing our public-tours schedule. We’re moving our weekly public tours to Mondays at 1 p.m.

This is a big change for us. For years, we’ve held the tours on Wednesday mornings. Starting next week, the Wednesday tours will be discontinued in favor of the Monday move. That’s because a Monday schedule means the tours are available to visitors who may take a three-day weekend to visit us without losing those who are generally free during the week.

So tell your friends and neighbors that Fermilab is open for tours on Monday afternoons, or point them to our visitor webpages. We’ll be glad to have them!

Spencer Pasero is the head of the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach.