Tours

It was the road trip of a lifetime for students at the University of West Florida. One professor and 19 students traveled through 11 states in 27 days across the American West to develop an in-depth understanding of western Cold War, urban and cultural history. This is a look at their stop at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory along "Route 66 to the Atomic West."

Tours are free and open to the public

Tours of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory offer visitors a view into exciting state-of-the-art research programs and facilities.

Main site tours

Tours of the Laboratory's main site are held on Tuesday mornings. Tour stops may include: the National Ignition Facility, the world's largest and most energetic laser; the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, the national center for mapping and predicting potential spread of hazardous materials in the atmosphere; and the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, a world-class research facility used for environmental and biomedical research, nuclear physics, materials characterization and national security applications.

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 or email tours [at] llnl.gov.

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 call the Community & External Relations Office with your tour request at 925-422-4599 or email tours [at] llnl.gov.

Please note that certain Site 300 tour stops may not be available on your tour date due to work or construction in these areas.

  • Tour participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • U.S. citizens need to register at least two weeks in advance.
  • Non-U.S. citizens must register at least 60 days in advance. Tours by foreign nationals are subject to approval of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Request a Tour:

  • To request a tour of the Main Site of Site 300, please email tours [at] llnl.gov or call 925-422-4599.