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Maps & Directions

Things to Do

Maps & Directions

The Fermilab site is open to the public every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from November to March and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the rest of the year.  A valid photo ID is required for entry.


Visitors may enter Fermilab through the Pine Street entrance in Batavia, Illinois, or the Batavia Road entrance in Warrenville, Illinois. To enter the natural areas:


Stop at guard house

Present photo ID

Get guide map

Enjoy the natural areas


Things to do at Fermilab

Things to Do

See the bison

Go bird watching

Hike the trails

See the woodland wildflowers in spring

Go road biking

Photograph nature scenes

Cross-country ski in the snow

Paint landscapes

Go for a run

Watch a sunset on the prairie

Walk the dog


Places to Visit

Margaret Pearson Interpretive Trail

Nepese Marsh Trail

Bison Pasture and Savanna

Dog Training Area and Trails

Big Woods Hiking Trail

DUSAF Pond Shorebird Area

Lake Law Birdwatching Area

Lederman Science Education Center Pond and Path

Wilson Hall's 15th Floor Lookout Windows





Download the Visitor Guide & Map here

Fermilab Natural Areas

P. O. Box 500, MS 444

Batavia, Illinois 60510