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."

All tours are cancelled until further notice

Main site tours

Tours of the Laboratory's main site are held on Friday 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. Tour Flier

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.

Community tours will take place on Friday mornings beginning at 8:15 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]

Livermore Site and Site 300 Superfund Tours

Lawrence Livermore’s Environmental Restoration Department hosts Superfund tours for the general public at the Livermore Site and Site 300. These annual tours provide a close-up look at the ongoing effort to remedy legacy soil and groundwater contamination at each site dating as far back as the 1940s, when the Livermore Site served as a U.S. Naval air station. The tours are anticipated to resume in 2022, and information will be announced here and in other media.

Contact the Public Affairs Office at (925) 422-4599 with any questions.