Tour FAQs

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The virtual tour is designed for those 12 years of age and above. Individuals 17 years old and younger are welcome but a parent or a legal guardian must register for them and join the minor for the entire duration of the tour.

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Virtual tours last 60 minutes and are offered twice a month. See our registration page for exact dates and times.

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Please visit our registration page to sign up for a virtual tour.

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The tour generally includes a visit to the lab’s 2-mile long linear accelerator, and to the X-ray laser facility now powered by it. 

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If you can’t make it to the tour you signed up for, please let us know as soon as possible so we can give your spot to someone on the waitlist. You can use your reservation confirmation email to access Eventbrite and cancel your reservation. If a tour has to be cancelled, we will inform participants by email.

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Virtual tours are being offered via Zoom by registration only. A Zoom webinar link will be sent to all registered participants one day prior to the virtual tour. You may watch with those you registered for on your personal device but please do not share the link with other family and friends.

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Tour guides are SLAC employees, scientists and engineers.

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Students affiliated with schools and higher education institutes can request a tour using the educational tour request form. We currently do not offer tours for other groups, please check back here periodically for updates.

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