Family Open House

Share your ideas and learn about Fermilab’s Virtual Family Open House taking place February 10-14, 2021. Join us for a brown bag lunch meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m.  Please sign up using this form and the meeting link will be sent to you. More information is available in this article. Contact Amanda Early at with any questions.

The Family Open House is one of Fermilab’s most popular events. It brings almost 4,000 guests each year to the lab to experience the excitement of Fermilab science, and each year many members of the Fermilab community contribute in a wide variety of ways to make it special. The annual Fermilab Family Open House will have a different look in 2021. The Office of Education and Public Engagement is planning a multi-day virtual event, starting on Wednesday, February 10, and concluding…

From Naperville Community Television, Feb. 10, 2020: Fermilab opened its doors once again for their 16th annual Family Open House. The free event aims to teach the community about physics while having fun doing it, which is one reason people decided to come out. The crowd of around 2,500 people met Fermilab scientists and engineers to get a closer look into the world of physics. Creating that scientific spark in the younger generation is one of the laboratory’s goals. Watch the two-minute segment.

From The Beacon-News, Feb. 9, 2020: Fermilab’s Family Open House was a day dedicated to discovering the wonders of science as the lab offered its 16th annual open house event, which organizers said was again geared toward “sharing science with our neighbors” as well as opening young minds to career possibilities.

From Kane County Chronicle, Feb. 5, 2020: Some people might think that Fermilab physicists are unapproachable eggheads, probing the deepest mysteries of science from their secluded laboratories without personal lives or connections to the rest of humanity. At their first reverse science fair, students at J.B. Nelson Elementary found out Fermilab scientists are just like everyone else — they aren’t geniuses. They just like science a lot.

From Kane County Chronicle, Feb. 4, 2020: This year’s events will feature The Great Neutrino Hunt, The Mr. Freeze Cryogenics Show, live physics demonstrations, a physics carnival developed and presented by high school students, and several activities for kids and their parents. The event also will feature tours of the Linear Accelerator Gallery and the Muon g-2 experiment and a driving tour of the site.

From The Beacon-News, Jan. 30, 2020: Physics lovers of all ages are invited to the annual Fermilab Family Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9. Fermilab’s Amanda Early talks about how kids and grownups alike will get excited about science through the demos and tours at this free event.

On Sunday, Feb. 10, an incredible 2,500 people turned out for Fermilab’s 2019 Family Open House. This year’s event featured an exhibit commemorating Leon Lederman, The Great Neutrino Hunt, and a livecast with experts underground at Sanford Lab. Look at the photos to see people having a good time learning about science.

From The Beacon-News, Feb. 10, 2019: Thousands of children and their parents put science on their radar Sunday as Fermilab held its annual open house event. For four hours, families were able to tour and explore the space Fermilab calls, “America’s premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory” and, according to staff, “show what we do and what’s possible here.”