For several weeks each summer, Brookhaven Lab welcomes members of the public to its site. We plan days that include visits to our facilities, opportunities to speak with our researchers, special activities for adults and children, and much more—and it’s all free!
Check back here https://www.bnl.gov/stakeholder/summerSundays.php for more information and updates or find us on FaceBook.
For several weeks each summer, Brookhaven Lab welcomes members of the public to its site. We plan days that include visits to our facilities, opportunities to …
July 16 Family Fun Day
A fabulous day of hands-on family fun with the Science Learning Center! Come enjoy the thrill of exploration in the Science Learning Center where all the exhibits are designed for school-aged children. Have fun with the fundamentals of science with hands-on activities about engineering, electricity, sound, light and more! We are also celebrating 70 years of Discovery and a Century of Service this year. Photos and memorabilia about our history will be on display in Berkner Hall Lobby – including artifacts from Camp Upton, the US Army camp established here 100 years ago in 1917. And for visitors interested in the history of Camp Upton and Brookhaven National Lab, we are planning special history talks and a historical bus tour of the BNL site, details to be posted soon.
July 23 Exploring the Ultra Small
Tour the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists study structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Discover the weird and wonderful things that happen at the tiniest of sizes with hands on activities about the nanoscale. Bring the kids and come see our Center for Functional Nanomaterials where scientists are working to understand and improve materials for energy. Find out why it’s so important to improve our use of energy sources at the family friendly “Science Talk on Energy and Climate” with Brookhaven Atmospheric Scientist, Dr. Stephen Schwartz, at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.
July 30 Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries
Visit the National Synchrotron Light Source II, where scientists use intense beams of light to see the inner structure of batteries, proteins, space dust, and more. Come find out what it means to be a “photon microscope” and why we are so excited about this incredible machine.
August 6 Atom-Smashing Fun*
Explore the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, where particles are smashed together at near-light-speed to reveal the secrets of our universe. Visit our particle collider, where physicists study what the universe may have looked like in the first few moments after its birth.
* Facility tour appropriate for ages 10 and over.
FREE! No reservations needed.
- Gates open 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Last Facility visit begins at 3 p.m.
- All activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.
- Café open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Gift Shop open 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Handicapped accessible
- 1-1/2 miles north of LIE Exit 68
Maps & Directions to Brookhaven Lab
- Call (631) 344-2651
- Visit the Summer Sundays Facebook page to receive updates.