We will not be scheduling tours of the facility until after May 15th. The risk of COVID-19 at MIT remains low and to keep it that way, MIT is taking all necessary steps to reduce the population density on campus. Please note that as developments with COVID-19 continue to unfold, this could get pushed back. Skype-a-Scientist sessions are possible, please contact us for more information.

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 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 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!