11/15/2021: In-person tours are currently being scheduled for after February 1st, 2022. Tours will continue to be limited to the MIT community once they start back up. Please keep this in mind when submitting a tour request form for your group. Live-narrated virtual tours are available for MIT and non-MIT groups and can be scheduled before February 2022. Please contact Taylor Tracy for more information at


Touring MIT's Nuclear Reactor Lab is a unique experience that allows participants to learn more about nuclear science and engineering, radiation facts and safety, the types of research conducted at the lab, how the facility is operated, and more, all while viewing the facility from the inside (including the control room)! Available free to the MIT community, school groups, non-profit educational organizations, nuclear industry professionals, and collaborators.

Tours are conducted on weekdays for groups of up to 20 participants and last 60 to 90 minutes in duration. Interested in touring our facility? Fill out our Tour Request Form and send it to our outreach coordinator, Taylor Tracy, at to get started.

All tours must be requested at least one week in advance of your desired tour date.

Have more than 30 participants or aren't able to visit the facility in person? Check out a guided video tour of the reactor below, plus a video explaining five unique ways the MIT Reactor is utilized:

Reactor Tour

Take a virtual tour of MIT's Nuclear Reactor Lab by watching the video below!

5 Things You Wouldn't Expect a Nuclear Reactor To Do

Check out the video below for some surprising facts about ways you can utilize a nuclear reactor, all of which is done at MIT's Nuclear Reactor Lab!