Each year thousands of guest researchers and visitors come to Berkeley Lab for unparalleled expertise in the basic and applied sciences. From grade schoolers to government officials, from industry leaders to members of the public, Berkeley Lab welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate its dedication to bringing science solutions to the world.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR TOURS
Please read this information on registration and safety considerations before signing up for one of Berkeley Lab’s tours.
Public tours take place on the third Friday of every month between January and November. Registration is required. Guests will visit three U.S. Department of Energy national user facilities: the Molecular Foundry, the Advanced Light Source, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
Students and teachers from grades K-12 in Alameda and Contra Costa county schools, and undergraduates from U.S. community colleges or universities are eligible for a Berkeley Lab educational tour. To learn more about programs for grades K-12 from Alameda and Contra Costa county schools, please visit Berkeley Lab’s K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Programs. To learn more about programs for U.S. community colleges or universities please visit Workforce Development & Education.
Private Tours are subject to availability and are limited to groups of 25. Each guest must be identified and properly vetted at least three weeks prior to the tour date. Site access is granted to visitors according to Department of Energy practices for entry.
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