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Neutrino Day X

Join us for Neutrino Day X—hands-on activities, hoistroom tours, Science Steve and fantastic talks. It's sure to be 10 times the fun!
Locations throughout Lead, SD.
Remember to start at the Visitor Center!

This year, Sanford Lab celebrates 10 years of Neutrino Day, our free science festival held in Lead, South Dakota, every year on the second Saturday of July. The festival includes hoistroom tours, science activities and exhibits, live video chats with scientists at Fermilab and underground at Sanford Lab, and presentations that focus every day science hacks with Ariel Waldman and the engineering behind the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). We hope you can join us!

Friday, July 13, 2018

10:00 a.m.-noon: Live broadcast on SDPB Radio from the 4850 Level featuring

  • Ariel Waldman, founder ( 
  • Christopher Mossey, Fermi National Accelerator Lab
  • Mike Headley, SURF Lab Director
  • Constance Walter, Communications Director

Saturday, July 14, 2018

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Hoistroom tours. Tours begin at the Visitor Center where guests will receive a ticket and specific time for their tour. 

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Activities begin


  • Sanford Lab
    • Science Steve     
    • Videos in classroom         
    • Displays and experiments
  • Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
    • Hoistroom tours starting point (free tickets)
    • Geology demonstrations, observation deck
    • 10 a.m.: Live video chat with Fermilab, classroom
    • Noon: Education and Outreach Demonstration, classroom
    • 1 p.m.: Live video chat with underground, classroom
  • All-in-One Event Center
    • Hands-on activities for all ages
  • Historic Homestake Opera House
    • 11 a.m.: Speaker, Chris Mossey, "Engineering for Deep Science"
    • 4 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Ariel Waldman, "The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy"; Book signing to follow, "What's it like in space?"
    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Journey Museum GeoDome Planetarium
  • Lead Library
    • Children’s activity—book readings
  • Lead/Deadwood Arts Center
    • Art activity and selfie station

Please direct questions to:

Constance Walter
Communications Director
Contact by email