Open Doors Day – 26 May 2018

On Saturday 26 May 2018, the ITER Organization, in collaboration with the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, will open its doors to the public.

If you would like to sign up for the ITER Open Doors Day, please:

  • Register on line and choose a time slot before 14 May 2018
  • Bring your identity card or passport on the day of the visit (REMINDER: a driver’s licence is not accepted as identity)
  • Bring your E-ticket (printed version of Electronic version)
  • Wear clothes compatible with a worksite visit: flat, closed shoes; no skirts or dresses

Please also note that for security reasons:

  • Children below 10 years old are not allowed on site
  • The 26 May site visit is not adapted to visitors with impaired mobility


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Important information :

The time slots displayed on the registration page correspond to the departure time for the guided tours. In order to take advantage of the day, to meet with the ITER scientists and to enjoy the exhibit materials we recommend that you arrive an hour prior to the visit departure time, mentioned on your E-ticket

On Saturday 26 May 2018 the ITER Organization, in collaboration with the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, will open its doors to the public.

For the 12th edition of the ITER Open Doors Day the public will have the opportunity to enter the heart of ITER construction: the ITER bioshield. This completed concrete structure towers 30 metres overhead, defining the space that will be occupied by the ITER machine and allowing visitors to stand where plasma will be created from 2025 on. The first machine component will be installed in this space later this year.

Visitors will also visit the antichamber of the Tokamak Building—the vast Assembly Hall, where pre-assembly activities will be carried out on the largest machine components. Giant travelling cranes have been installed overhead, and teams are currently installing the first custom-made tool.

Visits will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 16:45 p.m. as follows:
  • Visits in English from 09:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Visits in French from 10:45 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.

When you arrive at ITER Headquarters in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, park your car in the parking lot for visitors. Shuttle buses running approximately every 15 minutes will take you to the worksite canteen on the ITER platform where slideshows and exhibit materials will be available. In this canteen you will also be able to buy refreshments and snacks.

From there, it’s only a short walk to the revamped Visitors Centre, where interactive displays, mock-ups of the ITER machine and construction site, and videos on various aspects of the project will be on offer. ITER ambassadors will be available to answer your questions throughout the day.

Buses leaving the worksite canteen approximately every 30 minutes will take you on a one-hour tour of the construction site, with two stops as mentioned above. We will provide mandatory safety equipment for all participants (hard hats and visitor vests).

At the end of your tour of the worksite, the buses will return you to your cars in the visitor parking lot.

The ITER team is looking forward to meeting you on this special occasion!

Registration form

Please fill out all the fields in this form to confirm your participation.

The Worksite tour duration will be about 1H15.

The registrations are now closed.

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