DIS2023 - Excursions

Excursions and Sightseeing

Wednesday Afternoon

Participants will be able to choose one of the following three organized excursions (additional fee applies during registration):

  • FRIB and MSU Tour (limited to 50 participants)
    • From frib.msu.edu
    • Guided tour of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (application prior to the conference required)

      The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is an accelerator facility that focuses on experiments with rare isotopes (short-lived elements that are not normally found on Earth). It is f unded by the US Department of Energy Office of Science, Michigan State University and the State of Mich igan. FRIB will enable us to advance our understanding of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics and fundamental interactions.

      Please read FRIB Tour Must-Knows for important regulation.

    • Bus service to nearby MSU attractions: Broad Art Museum, MSU Museum, MSU Dairy Store (a must-stop ice-cream shop), shops along Grand River Avenu e From Wikipedia, by Dj1997

      The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is a contemporary a rt museum on campus that opened in 2012. The museum building features unusual inclined walls and was de signed by Zaha Hadid. The museum welcomes over o ne hundred thousand visitors every year.

  • Michigan History Tour
    • State Capitol Building: guided 1-hour tour

      The Michigan State Capitol Building houses the legislat ive branch of the government of the state of Michigan. The cornerstone was laid in 1873 and the buildin g was dedicated in 1879. In 1992 the Capitol Building was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

    • By Michigan History Museum
    • Michigan Historical Museum: self-guided tour, 1 to 1.5 hours

      "The flagship of the Michigan History Museum System, the Michigan History Museum offers you Michigan's rich past, from the time of the state's earliest peoples to the late 20th century."

    • From R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
    • R.E. Olds Transportation Museum: self-guided tour, 1 to 1.5 hours

      The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is dedicated to Ransom Eli Olds, a pioneer of the American automotive industry for whom such brands as Oldsmobile and REO were named. The Olds Motor Vehicle Company founded by Olds in 1897 produced over 35 million vehicles during its existence, out of which about 14 million were built at the Lansing automotive factory. The museum exhibits over 60 vehicles spanning the period from 1886 to 2003 as well as engines and other materials that reflect the history of the American automotive industry and in particular of the Lansing area.

  • Makers and Shakers Trail (limited to 100 participants)
  • Michigan is home to many breweries and wineries. Makers and Shakers Trail is a tour where we will stop at several locations to sample local beers and wines. Check back later to find out the details of the tour.