Tours of PUR-1
Nuclear power is an important resource in meeting the world’s increasing need for clean energy. It is a time of great transition for the nuclear industry and the Purdue University Reactor Number One (PUR-1) is no exception. Indiana’s only nuclear reactor is transitioning to keep pace with the technological demands of education, research, and industry.
Schedule Your Tour
Tours are given on Thursdays from 10am-11am. Please complete the form below to arrange a tour to see the exciting new controls and instrumentation of PUR-1. We are also happy to give lectures on radiation principles, common natural sources of radiation, and of course nuclear energy.
To arrange a tour, please complete the form below.
Please note, for groups larger than 25 people, special arrangements and times can be accommodated.
Reactor tours are suspended indefinitely during the Covid-19 gathering restrictions.
Already scheduled a tour?
If you have already registered for a tour, we are excited to host you. Remember that everyone entering the reactor bay will need some form of photo identification (PUID, Driver's License, Passport, etc.) with them. All tours start at the entrance to the Nuclear Engineering Radiation Laboratories. To find that entrance, the easiest way is to go to the Electrical Engineering Bus Stop and then straight back to the building. Inside the double doors, there is an elevator to your left. You can wait there at your tour time and one of our staff members will be up to get you. Looking forward to seeing you there!