Discovery Center

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The Discovery Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides in-person and virtual visitors with a window into our state-of-the-art research programs. Our sites are designed to excite the next generation of researchers about new innovations and the work that we do at the Lab.

Visiting The Discovery Center In Person

 The Discovery Center is located in LLNL's Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) – North 2500 Greenville Rd, Livermore, CA 94550 (Address is for GPS Use Only)

 Click here for directional map.

Visitors to the Discovery Center are required to check-in with 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.

 Hours (Beginning Feb. 1, 2023): Mon-Fri, noon–4 p.m., closed on major holidays.

Phone: (925) 423-3272

Email: discoverycenter [at] llnl.gov

Virtual Tour

Take a trip through our Virtual Discovery Center here. Learn about Lawrence Livermore’s founding and history, some of our major breakthroughs and meet some of the wildlife that lives at the Lab. To find resources for students and teachers visit education.llnl.gov.

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Fun with Science

Free Fun with Science 5th grade field trips return to the Discovery Center! The newly revised Fun with Science field trip will introduce students to the science behind the National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest and most energetic laser system. To learn more or request a field trip, visit Fun with Science.