NNSS Site Tours
The Nevada Field Office (NFO) provides free general interest tours of the NNSS on a monthly basis. Groups, civic or technical organizations, and private clubs may request specially arranged tours – minimum of 25 people – by calling (702) 295-0944.
Media members seeking a tour of the NNSS should contact the Office of Public Affairs at
Public Tour Logistics
Reservations are required for all tours.
Space is limited and seats fill quickly.
Please indicate on your paperwork with a first and second date of choice.
Most tours depart from the Atomic Testing Museum. Tours depart at approximately 7:30 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Please make arrangements to arrive early enough for adequate parking.
The mode of transportation provided is usually a chartered bus equipped with a restroom.
The NNSS is located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Each tour usually covers about 250 miles. Tour participants may bring their own food and drinks, but lunch is available at the Bistro. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Casual clothing is recommended, and sturdy shoes are required for the rugged terrain. Shorts or sandals are not permitted.
Visitors to the NNSS must be at least 14 years old. Pregnant women are discouraged from participating in NNSS tours due to the long bus ride and uneven terrain.
Apple II Houses
Visitors are prohibited from bringing the following items:
Visitors must possess valid forms of identification for tour badging:
2017 Public Tour Schedule(NOTE: 2018 Tour Dates will be posted by June 30, 2017)
There is a possibility that the tour may be postponed for operational reasons. If this happens, you will be notified immediately.
If you would like to be added to the wait list, please complete the badging form and indicate which tour you wish to be added to the wait list.
How to Register
Via fax: (702) 295-0154
Or by mail:
U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Nevada Field Office
Office of Public Affairs
Visit Coordination Staff
P.O. Box 98518
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518
Participants will receive a confirmation package 7-10 days prior to the visit. The package will include the confirmation notice, itinerary, prohibited articles list, and a map (directions to the Atomic Testing Museum departure location).
For further information contact, please call (702) 295-0944 or email Brenda.Carter@NNSA.doe.gov.