Jefferson Lab Open House / by Sonya Paclob

Jefferson Lab Open House for the Daily Press. Open to the public every two years to share where tax dollars are used and inspire young minds. 

Liam Thomson, 8 walks down the stairs as John Thomson of Hampton holds his hands as they saw the inside of the GlueXModel at Experimental Hall D for the Jefferson Lab Open House, Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press) 

Liam Thomson, 8 walks down the stairs as John Thomson of Hampton holds his hands as they saw the inside of the GlueXModel at Experimental Hall D for the Jefferson Lab Open House, Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press) 

From left, Newport News resident Brady Vincent, 11 and Virginia Beach Dian Chen, 10 as Tuo Chen, 4, watches them place body parts back into a demonstration on proton therapy at the Jefferson Lab Open House in Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press)  

From left, Newport News resident Brady Vincent, 11 and Virginia Beach Dian Chen, 10 as Tuo Chen, 4, watches them place body parts back into a demonstration on proton therapy at the Jefferson Lab Open House in Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press)  

A rope with a caution sign separates the visitors from the quadruple magnetic equipment at the Accelerator Tunnel South for the Jefferson Lab Open House, Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press) 

A rope with a caution sign separates the visitors from the quadruple magnetic equipment at the Accelerator Tunnel South for the Jefferson Lab Open House, Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press) 

From Left, Staff Dr. Paul Gaye holds a Nerf Gun to demonstrate proton therapy to seven-years-old Olivia Waltz and William Waltz of Hampton at the Jefferson Lab Open House in Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press)  

From Left, Staff Dr. Paul Gaye holds a Nerf Gun to demonstrate proton therapy to seven-years-old Olivia Waltz and William Waltz of Hampton at the Jefferson Lab Open House in Newport News, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Sonya Paclob / Special to the Daily Press)