SURF Outdoor Exhibition Area

The Outdoor Exhibition Area at SURF will have safety demonstrations and will display state-of-the-art electric vehicles and heavy equipment used for underground excavation. Start at the Visitor Center and catch a school buss shuttle to this location.

SURF’s Emergency Rescue Team will demonstrate rope techniques used during rescue operations and teach visitors how to use a fire extinguisher in the ERT demonstration truck.

Handley Recreation Center

The Handley Center is your stop for hands-on activities for all ages. Start at the Visitor Center and catch a school buss shuttle to this location.

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center — Start here!

The Visitor Center is the best place to start your Neutrino Day experience. From the Visitor Center, trolleys take visitors to Hoistroom Tours and school busses shuttle guests to other locations throughout the day.

Tickets for the Yates Hoistroom tour are available at the Visitor Center. Tours are free, but there is limited availability. 

Hoistroom Tours

It takes Herculean power to transport people and equipment to the 4850 Level. See the massive drums in the Yates Hoistroom and learn about what it’s like to ride the cage nearly a mile through the earth.

Tickets for the Yates Hoistroom tour are available at the Visitor Center. Tours are free, but there is limited availability. We recommend arriving early to get your ticket, but no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The last tour begins at 3 p.m.