Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientists at Fermilab carry out research in high-energy physics to answer the questions: What is the universe made of? How does it work? Where did it come from?  The Department of Energy, through its Office of Science, supports more than 90 percent of the federally funded research in high-energy physics in the United States. Fermilab is a DOE national laboratory.  Guided tours for groups of between 10 and 40 people, high-school age or older, are available by appointment. Individuals or small groups will be added to scheduled tours, if possible. Elementary and middle school students can participate in on-site science programs.   Check the site for more information.

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Directions to Fermilab
Fermilab is located in Batavia, Illinois, about 45 miles West from Chicago.

From Chicago
From Chicago, travel west on the Eisenhower (I-290) to I-88 (40 cents) Exit I-88 at the Farnsworth exit, north or right (30 cents). Farnsworth becomes Kirk Road. Follow Kirk Road to Pine Street. Turn right at Pine Street, Fermilab's main entrance.

From O'Hare Airport
From O'Hare, take I-90 east toward Chicago. After just a couple of miles, take I-294 south, toward Indiana (40 cents) From I-294 take the exit to I-88, the east-west tollway, toward Aurora (40 cents). From I-88, take the Farnsworth exit (30 cents). Turn north onto Farnsworth. Farnsworth becomes Kirk Road. Follow Kirk Road to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street, the Main Entrance to Fermilab. Come to Wilson Hall, the High Rise, you'll see it sticking up off the prairie.

From Midway Airport
Take Cicero Avenue North to the Stevenson Expressway South (I-55) to I-355 North (toward Northern Suburbs). Take I-355 to the East-West tollway (I-88). Take I-88 West for approximately 10 miles to the Farnsworth North Exit and turn right. Travel 2.9 miles to the Pine Street entrance to the Fermilab site.

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