A Destination for Inspiration
The Discovery Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provides in-person and virtual visitors with a window into our science and technology. Our exhibits are designed to excite the next generation of researchers about new innovations and the work that we do at the Lab.
The Discovery Center is open noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays and is closed on major holidays. The Discovery Center offers free Fun with Science field trips to 5th grade students from local elementary schools. To arrange a visit for groups of 10 or more, please email discoverycenter [at] llnl.govclass="spamspan no-arrow has-decoration"
Discovery Center exhibits showcase the Laboratory’s state-of-the-art research programs, which range from high-performance computing to bioscience and bioengineering to advanced materials and manufacturing. Here are just some of the exhibits that visitors can explore:
Take a Virtual Tour
Take a trip through our Virtual Discovery Center. Learn about Lawrence Livermore’s founding and history, some of our major breakthroughs and meet some of the wildlife that lives at the Laboratory.
Discovery Center Info
The Discovery Center is at the Laboratory’s East Gate off Greenville Road.
Visitors to the Discovery Center are required to check-in with the Discovery Center receptionist.
- U.S. citizens 18 years or older: A government-issued photo ID is required.
- Foreign nationals 18 years or older: A passport or legal permanent residence card is required.
Mon.–Fri., noon to 4 p.m.
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Looking for more hands-on science?
From learning about physics with your smartphone to student workshops that bring a scientist to your classroom, find out more about our fun science education programming for students and teachers.