Do not visit here. It is not open to public. There are armed guards to turn away cars. Visitor center means visitors who have a business to be here. There are other locations for tourists, not this place. This is a working location.
All of the other reviews look amazing! Unfortunately I called and talked to the visitor center. When I enquired all I got was "we are not open to the public". Then I enquired about possibly scheduling a homeschool group tour. The person who had answered the phone simply said " We are not open to the public" in a curt, sharp voice. I get it. They're NOT open to the public in any way, shape or form. Couldn't get an ounce of information beyond that. Even if it's a temporary or permanent closure, they could explain nicely and they really need to update their Google information!
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Visitor Center has the best science fair events. My two son’s Diamond and Rain learn a lot of amazing educational information from their science fair downtown. They had trailers of new up to date science and electronic exhibits with volunteers near by to answer any questions. This was a very fun educational family event that was also free to the community.
What can you say about being at ORNL... it's a place of excitement not only for particles but for people too. A set of modern facilities for research in the picturesque Oak Ridges. This is a restricted facility that is guarded. Entry is by invite only.
Went here with my boy scout troop and we got a super nice tour which showed use around everywhere. My favorite part was the High Flux Isotope Reactor
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