Although Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant has safely operated since 1970, extraordinary precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the public and plant workers in the unlikely event of an emergency at the plant.
The Point Beach Energy Center: Focusing on Education
Many of Point Beach Nuclear Plant's community activities focus on education. The Point Beach Energy Center is a well-known destination for schools, civic groups and anyone who is interested in learning about nuclear energy.
Location - The center is located 10 miles north of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, east of Hwy 42. It's located on the Lake Michigan shore, adjacent to the Point Beach Nuclear Plant.
Hours of Operations - The Point Beach Energy Center is open to the general public Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. School, tour and civic groups may schedule programs and tours on other days and times. The Energy Center is closed on holidays. Special Sunday events are planned periodically. For the current schedule, call 1-800-880-8463.
Admission is always free. Tours of the centers are typically self-guided. Please be aware that the possession of alcohol, firearms or explosives while at Point Beach is not permitted. Pets are NOT allowed on the site. Presentations for groups are available by reservation only. For reservations, call 1-800-880-8463.
The center is especially popular as a destination for local school field trips, offering:
Programs on nuclear energy and electricity for elementary, middle and high school students and adults; and
The Energy Experience – a 3,000-square-foot energy museum featuring displays about the history and generation of electricity, "How A Nuclear Plant Works," as well as age-appropriate activities to supplement educational programs.
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Point Beach Nuclear Plant has an excellent safety record and is focused on reliable operation.