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 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.