Request 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.
For larger groups please contact Faith Vowler or Summer Ash by phone:
VLA Guided Tours begin in the Auditorium of the VLA Visitor Center with a 20 minute briefing. Next is a short walk thru the VLA Visitor Center Exhibit Area followed by a behind-the-scenes visit to VLA Operations Center inside the Control Building. Tour groups are invited to go outside for a quarter mile walking tour complete with beautiful, full color signage explaining the VLA, outdoor exhibits; the “Whisper Dish Gallery”, and “Radio Sundial” plus a close-up view of a working antenna on the array!
Please plan for time to visit the VLA Gift Shop and watch the 23 minute documentary entitled: “Beyond the Visible; The Story of the VLA”.
Please fill out the VLA Guided Tour Request Form below if you wish to schedule a Guided Tour.