Visitor Information

The Radiation Science & Engineering Center's hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

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

Tour Requests

For tour requests please email our Outreach Coordinator, Zach Van Horn at, complete the Tour Request Form or call 814-865-6351. After filling out the form, you will be contacted regarding your tour request. It may take up to a week to respond to your request. 

Parking at the RSEC

Visitors to the Radiation Science & Engineering Center may park in the East parking deck near the Creamery or in the HUB parking deck.

East parking deck and the HUB parking deck are avilable on an hourly basis through a ticketed system.

If a visitor needs to use a Handicapped parking space, please contact us prior to your visit. Visitors must schedule each visit in advance and provide photo identification upon arrival.

Orientation Video

Visitors to the Radiation Science & Engineering Center may be required to view the facility orientation video if  planning to be at the facility for multiple days.  This video may be viewed prior to arrival:  RSEC Orientation Video

The video can be accessed using Penn State credentials or creating a "Friends of Penn State" account when prompted.



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