Thank you for your interest in attending a historical tour of the Nevada National Security Site.
Tours for the remainder of 2023 are full. Please check back for 2024 dates toward the end of this year.
Visitors are required to be at least 14 years old and either a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident/Permanent Resident Alien Foreign National. Individuals who are pregnant
are discouraged from attending a tour due to the long bus ride and uneven
The NNSS complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need
assistance to access the tour, please contact the Protocol Office at NNSSProtocolOffice@nv.doe.gov.
Members of the media seeking a tour of the NNSS should contact MediaRelations@nv.doe.gov. Please include your name,
news outlet, topics or locations of interest and deadline or timeline.
U.S. residents who complete the online registration do not need to complete the U.S. Badging Form linked below.
U.S. Badging Form
Foreign National Form (only Lawful Permanent Resident/Permanent Resident Alien Foreign Nationals will be considered; form must be received 50 days prior to a scheduled tour date)
Submit the completed form via one of the following methods:
Email (expedited process): NNSSTours@nv.doe.gov
U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Nevada Field Office
Office of Public Affairs
Visit Coordination Staff
P.O. Box 98521, M/S NLV139
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521
* We strongly recommend you complete the forms
electronically and email to NNSSTours@nv.doe.gov to expedite
your tour request. Please password protect the forms when emailing to
protect your information. Provide the password via separate email to the
Protocol Office so they may access the forms. Learn how to password protect forms on the U.S.
Department of the Treasury website.
Participants who completed the online registration will
be notified via email of a confirmed visit. A welcome package will be emailed
10 days prior to the visit and will include: confirmation notice, agenda,
acceptable forms of identification, prohibited articles list and a map with
directions to National Atomic Test Museum.
For further information, please email NNSSTours@nv.doe.gov
or call Sara Folkerts at 702-295-6477.
Required forms of identification
All visitors must possess valid forms of identification for
tour badging as outlined below.
One of the following are acceptable forms of personal
- A REAL ID compliant state-issued driver's license or ID issued by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles
- U.S. passport or passport card
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection trusted travel
card (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. military ID card, including military dependent
- Department of Homeland Security-designated Enhanced
- Native American tribal photo ID
- HSPD-12 PIV card from any government agency (for
- Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
- Student ID (14-17 years old)
If an individual does not have a REAL ID, they may bring their non-REAL ID and one of the following documents:
- Federal, state or local government-issued
credentials for first responders with photo
- Birth certificate (original or certified copy)
- U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
- Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or
- Native American Tribal document
An individual who only presents their non-REAL ID-compliant state-issued driver’s license or identification card must be escorted at all times.
Only Lawful Permanent Resident/Permanent Resident Alien Foreign Nationals will be considered. Forms must be received 50 days prior to a scheduled tour date for processing.
Reservations are required for all tours. Participants will be notified via email when their visit is confirmed.
Most tours will depart from the National Atomic Testing Museum at 7:30 a.m. and
return around 5 p.m. Please plan to arrive early as parking may be limited.
Tours are operated on chartered bus with a restroom.
Visitors depart the museum and travel 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, where
you will cover nearly 250 miles of the Site.
What to bring
Be sure to bring your required form of identification listed
under “badging” on this page.
Southern Nevada, including the Site, is a dry climate and
summer temperatures can top 100 degrees while winter can bring snow. Bring
plenty of water and hydrate before and during your tour.
You can bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on the bus.
Lunch can be purchased at the Site Bistro. Please note it is a cashless
facility that only accepts VISA or MasterCard. Alcohol and controlled
substances, including marijuana, are prohibited on the bus and at all NNSS
What to wear
Casual attire with sturdy, flat, close-toed shoes are
recommended due to the rugged terrain at some of the points of interest on
the tour. Shorts, capris and sandals are prohibited.
Sunscreen, long sleeve shirts, hats and sunglasses are
recommended to limit sun exposure. Wearing layered clothing is recommended
for cooler months.
What not to bring
The following items are prohibited from tours:
- Cameras, camcorders or tape recorders
- Binoculars or telescopes
- Cell phones
- Privately-owned laptop computers
- Geiger counters or dosimeters not issued by the NNSS
- Firearms, weapons or explosives
- Controlled substances (including marijuana)
- Alcoholic beverages
Download a Comprehensive List of Prohibited Items
Visitors are prohibited from picking up or removing any
objects, including soil, rocks, plant samples or metal, while at the Site.