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, we tailor our tours based on your interests.

Tours are conducted on weekdays for groups of up to 30 participants and last 60 to 90 minutes in duration. We also offer an optional hour-long classroom presentation for groups of 10 or more prior to the start of the tour. 

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 scheduled in advance and are not available on a drop-in basis. 

Have an MIT ID? Our next MIT Community Tour is on May 8th at 1:00pm. Please fill out the following Google Form to sign up for this tour by May 7th at the very latest (tour is limited to 15 participants and may hit capacity before May 7th):

Have more than 30 participants or aren't able to visit the facility in person? Click here to view a guided video tour of the reactor, plus a video demonstrating five ways in which the MIT reactor is utilized you may not have expected!