Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) offers tours of both its Main Site in Livermore and of Site 300, the Laboratory’s explosives test facility just east of Tracy. Tour participants must be at least 18 years old. U.S. citizens need to register two weeks in advance. Non–U.S. citizens must register 60 days in advance. Tours by foreign nationals are subject to approval of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Livermore Main Site Tours
Tours of the Main Site offer visitors a view into some of our exciting state-of-the-art research programs and facilties. Tour stops may include: National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest and most energetic laser; the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center; and the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. See the tour flier for information.
Main Site tours start and conclude at the Laboratory’s Discovery Center off Greenville Road in Livermore and involve extensive walking and standing. For your comfort and safety, please wear flat-sole, closed– toe and closed–heel shoes. See map for directions to the Discovery Center.
Tours are conducted on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. and last 3–1/2 hours (excluding holidays) . Tour participants must be at least 18 years of age. The maximum number of visitors per tour is 14.
Please call the Community & External Relations Office with your tour request at (925) 422-4599 .
School tours and Super Science Field trips are also available. See the Web for information.
Site 300 Tours
Site 300 is a 7,000 acre compound used by the Laboratory for non–nuclear explosives testing. Tour stops may include:
- Western and northern vantage points for observation of the site and surrounding properties
- Contained Firing Facility
- Environmental remediation facilities and wetlands
Site 300 tours are scheduled as needed and as resources allow. A minimum of six visitors is normally required to conduct a tour, and the participants meet in the Site 300 main parking lot, off Corral Hollow Road. The tour involves a significant amount of travel by van through rolling hills on windy roads. Once the driving tour starts, there are no restroom facilities. For your comfort and safety, please wear flat–sole, closed–toe and closed–heel shoes. The maximum number of visitors per tour is 13.
Please note that certain Site 300 tour stops may not be available on your tour date due to work or construction in these areas.