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Argonne National Laboratory

Visiting Argonne

Updated 11/22/2022

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. 

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Before You Arrive

When You Arrive

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for Visitors

Argonne is committed to helping protect the health and safety of those who visit our site. All individuals must follow all safety protocols posted by the Lab, including guidance on face coverings.

Cancel or postpone your visit if you are ill. If you become ill while on site, stay away from others and immediately call the COVID-19 Question Line at 630-252-2555. If you become short of breath, call 911 immediately.

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.


When inviting visitors into laboratory spaces, Argonne strives to keep everyone safe by enforcing attire guidelines. Bare legs are prohibited, closed-toe, flat or block-heel shoes are required, and shirts must cover the back and shoulders (minimum ¼ length sleeves). In some labs, visitors must wear safety glasses provided by the laboratory (or bring their own).
Attire guidelines do not apply to visits to be conducted only in office space.
Please check with your host to determine specific guidelines based on the space/s you plan to visit.

Prohibited Articles

All individuals entering Laboratory property are subject to search. Signs posted at all Laboratory entrances delineate prohibited articles that cannot be introduced to the site (e.g., firearms, dangerous weapons, destructive devices, explosives/incendiary devices, radioactive sources, open containers of alcoholic beverages, drugs, and pets or other animals).

Rules of the Road

All individuals operating a motor vehicle onsite must adhere to all Illinois Rules of the Road. Helmets are required for all motorcycle and bicycle traffic.