Touring MIT's Nuclear Reactor Lab is a unique experience where participants learn more about nuclear science and engineering, radiation facts and safety, examples of the research and experiments we do, how the facility is operated, and more. Tours are conducted on weekdays for groups of up to 20 participants and last ~60 to 90 minutes in duration.

All tours must be requested at least one (1) week in advance of your requested tour date. Planning a few months in advance? Be sure to check our reactor operating schedule to see when our outages are scheduled to be - we can't accommodate tours during any red or yellow dates on the calendar found on that page (in addition to any of MIT's holidays).

We are currently scheduling tours for the month of June 2022. Please note our next scheduled quarterly maintenance outage is in the beginning of July.

Interested in touring our facility or having a virtual lecture and tour? Fill out the Google Form below to submit your request and get the scheduling process started.


Here are some bonus videos to introduce you to our facility before you come for a tour or have your virtual one. These videos are different than the footage shown in our virtual tours and can help tour participants become more engaged during their tour with even a small amount of familiarity behind them.

Reactor Tour

Take a look inside MIT's Nuclear Reactor Lab (K-12 audience):

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