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Argonne National Laboratory

Visiting Argonne

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Come and see us in action.

Tour the Lab

Argonne welcomes all members of the public age 16 or older to take guided tours of our scientific and engineering facilities. Tours last about two and a half hours and are by reservation only.

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Before You Arrive

When You Arrive

  • Argonne’s Visitor Reception Center is where you’ll the get identification badge you’ll need to access the laboratory site.
  • Argonne is dedicated to protecting visitors to our campus. Every visitor watches a two-minute training video about how to protect oneself and others while on campus.

While You Are Here

Gate Pass and Badge Identification
While on Laboratory property, all individuals are required to wear their Gate Pass conspicuously, photo side out, in a location above the waist and on the front of the body.

Prohibited Articles
All individuals entering Laboratory property are subject to vehicle search. Signs posted at all Laboratory entrances delineate prohibited articles that cannot be introduced to the site (e.g., firearms, weapons, explosives / incendiary devices, radioactive sources, open containers of alcohol, illegal drugs, and pets). 

Rules of the Road
All individuals operating a motor vehicle onsite must adhere to all Illinois Rules of the Road. Use of cell phones (even hands-free) while driving onsite is prohibited. Helmets are required for all motorcycle and bicycle traffic.