Visitor Information

The Radiation Science & Engineering Center's administrative hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radiation Science & Engineering Center Main Offices – 101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, University Park, PA [directions]  814-865-6351

Tour Requests

For tour requests contact complete the Tour Request Form or call 814-865-6351.

Parking at the RSEC

Visitors to the Radiation Science & Engineering Center may park in the main lot when granted access at the main gate. Visitors must schedule each visit in advance and provide photo identification upon arrive.

Orientation Video

Visitors to the Radiation Science & Engineering Center may be required to view the facility orientation video.  This video may be viewed prior to your arrival:  RSEC Orientation Video

You may access the video using your Penn State credentials.  If you are not affiliated with Penn State, please create a "Friends of Penn State" account when prompted.

Reactor Core


The Radiation Science & Engineering Center (RSEC) was established to manage Penn State's comprehensive nuclear research facilities, including the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Gamma Irradiation Facility, Radioactive sources and Radiation measurement resources. The RSEC provides safe nuclear analytical and testing facilities in support of the research and education activities of faculty, staff, and students at Penn State.

Radiation Science & Engineering Center

101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-6351