VLA Guided Tour Reservation Form


NOTE: To reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, all guided group tours are suspended until further notice.

To request a Guided Tour, please fill out the VLA Guided Tour Request Form below.

Requests must be received three weeks in advance of your desired tour date.

Guided tours of the VLA take approximately one and a half hours and are organized in groups of 30 or fewer people.

Tours start in the auditorium of the VLA Visitor Center with a 20 minute briefing followed by a behind-the-scenes visit to VLA Operations Center inside the Control Building. Tour groups are then invited take our half-mile self-guided walking tour complete with beautiful, full color signage explaining the VLA, outdoor exhibits like the “Whisper Dish Gallery” and “Ron Bracewell Radio Sundial,” plus a close-up view of a working antenna on the array!

Be sure to leave time to visit the VLA Gift Shop and watch our 23 minute documentary entitled: “Beyond the Visible; The Story of the VLA.”

For groups larger than 30 people, please contact Summer Ash or Faith Vowler by phone:

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    The VLA is at an elevation of 7,000 feet; visitors should prepare for extreme weather conditions year round. The path for the self-guided walking tour is level and approximately 0.5 miles in length, half of which is unpaved gravel. There is NO food service at the site, but there are two shaded, outdoor picnic areas for visitor use.

    The use of cell phones and personal electronic devices (Fitbits, smart watches, etc.) while at the VLA is strictly prohibited. All electronic devices, whether on your person or in your vehicle, must be turned OFF for the duration of your visit. Digital and film cameras are allowed and visitors may photograph anything they wish in the Visitor Center and along the designated walking tour path.

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