Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Национальная лаборатория Оук-Ридж,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory hosts thousands of visitors every year. The information below may help make your visit more productive and enjoyable. If you have any questions about visits to the laboratory, please contact ORNL Visitor Services at [email protected] or 865.574.7199.
ORNL Visitor Center
- Before Arriving
- Entering ORNL
- Deliveries to ORNL
- Building Access
- Wireless Networking
- Other Tours
- Research Visits
- Getting to ORNL (GPS: 35.9313°N 84.3104°W)
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ORNL welcomes visitors to the Laboratory. However, because of increased security requirements, we've made some changes in how the site is accessed.
Bethel Valley Road, which is the main access route to Oak Ridge National Laboratory from both directions, is now closed to the public. If you are planning a visit to ORNL, your host will arrange for you to proceed past entrance stations on Bethel Valley Road leading to the Laboratory's Visitor Center. It is very important, if you are not a DOE or DOE contractor employee, to arrange your visit to ORNL ahead of time.
If you're not sure how to arrange your visit, contact ORNL Visitor Services ([email protected], 865.574.7199).
The Visitor Services Office prepares a daily list of visitors for the Protective Force personnel, which is finalized by 4:30 p.m. EST on the preceding day. Your host or sponsor will submit your name to that list. Upon your arrival at one of the Bethel Valley Road entrance stations, have some form of picture identification ready for the Protective Force officers so that they can quickly confirm you with the list.
Once verified, you will be issued a Temporary Entry Pass, which authorizes you to travel from the entrance to the ORNL Visitor Center.
Follow the signs directly to the http://www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/map5th.pdf" rel="nofollow">ORNL Visitor Center to receive an ORNL proximity card and a visitor ID, or to the ORNL badge office for badging, as appropriate. If you arrive and are not on the list of registered visitors, your ORNL host or sponsor will then have to verify your visit with ORNL Security. So it's very important that arrangements are made before your visit.
ORNL Visitor Services ([email protected], 865.574.7199) can provide you with access to specific Laboratory areas based upon your needed access requirement for as long as your stay requires.
Non-DOE badged vendors and delivery personnel delivering goods to ORNL must have in their possession either a bill of lading, purchase order, or shipping order showing the need for access to ORNL and the name and phone number of a point of contact at ORNL who knows about the delivery. Persons in this category who do not have one of the above items in their possession will not be allowed site access. If a bonafide delivery is involved, the delivery vehicle driver will be afforded an opportunity to contact Visitor Services by telephone for needed assistance.
Access to many buildings at ORNL is now controlled with a "proximity card reader" system. The ORNL proximity card you receive at the Visitor Services Office should provide entrance into your building simply by placing the card in front of the proximity reader, located beside the doorway. When the light turns green and the door lock clicks, you may enter the building. If your proximity card does not give you access to a desired building, report to the Visitor Services Office.
As a visitor to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), access to the http://www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/wireless.shtml" rel="nofollow">ORNL wireless network is available to you in many of our buildings. To gain access, you must have a PC or other portable device with wireless capability. If your PC or portable device does not have wireless capability, a limited number of wired-to-wireless Ethernet bridges may be available from your host organization.
Special-guided, general orientation and other customized tours are offered for groups of 10 persons or more interested in learning more about the history, current missions and research and development at ORNL. Participants must be at least 10 years old. For more information about the tour programs, contact Fred Strohl ([email protected], 865.574.4165).
Special-guided, general orientation, and other "customized" tours also are offered primarily for educational groups, which are interested in learning more about the history, current missions, and research and development at ORNL. Advance registration is required, and participation is limited to U.S. citizens. Other restrictions apply as well. For more information about the tour programs, contact Fred Strohl ([email protected], 865.574.4165).
The American Museum of Science and Energy, 300 South Tulane Avenue, in downtown Oak Ridge chronicles the World War II Manhattan Project that created the secret city of Oak Ridge, provides interactive exhibits on fossil fuel and alternative energy sources and live demonstrations that demonstrate basic science principles for all ages. There is a nominal admission charge. Allow two hours for the self-guided tour for the two levels of exhibits. The AMSE, a Smithsonian Affiliate Program Participant, is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit the museum website for updated information on museum programs, events, exhibits and membership. To schedule a group visit contact AMSE ([email protected] or [email protected], 865.576.3200).
ORNL's Partnerships Office serves as the access office for all ORNL user facilities and many collaborations including technology transfer, industrial and economic development and university partnerships.
Researchers needing assistance in beginning new collaborations with ORNL can contact the Office of Industrial and Economic Development Partnerships. Contact Tom Rogers, Director ([email protected], 865.241.2149) for assistance.
Researchers seeking to license ORNL intellectual property can contact the Office of Technology Transfer. Contact Mike Paulus, Director, ([email protected], 865.574.1051) for assistance.
University faculty needing assistance in beginning new collaborations with ORNL can contact the Office of University Partnerships. Contact Doug Speight, Director, ([email protected], 865.241.6564) for assistance.
Researchers seeking to access ORNL’s user facilities, see the http://www.ornl.gov/adm/user_facilities/">http://www.ornl.gov/adm/user_facilities/contact.shtml" rel="nofollow">list of contacts for individual facilities.
Prospective guest researchers at ORNL's http://www.ornl.gov/adm/user_facilities/">http://www.ornl.gov/adm/user_facilities/" rel="nofollow">user facilities are invited to submit research proposals directly to the facility in which they are interested.
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- GPS Coordinates: 35.9313°N 84.3104°W
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Speed limits: Speeds limit signs are posted along the Bethel Valley Road entrance to ORNL. Once you have arrived at ORNL, the campus speed limit is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. These limits are strictly enforced for the safety of staff members and visitors. Please observe the speed limits as you drive at ORNL.
The ORNL Guest House is located on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory campus, just a short walk away from the Spallation Neutron Source and within a five-minute drive of any part of the campus, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Conference Center. The Guest House is a three-story, 47-room, 71-bed facility. All rooms have a mini fridge and microwave. Reservations can be made 24/7 by calling 865-576-8101 or you can make an online reservation.
For more informaiton, see the Guest House website.
ORNL has established a Smoking Policy (view policy excerpt) that restricts smoking tobacco products and use of electronic cigarettes to only designated smoking areas. Select an area map for the building number that you are in or nearest to. For example, designated smoking areas for Building 5700 are found on the “4000 & 5000” area map. Area maps: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 & 5000, 6000, 7000, 7600,7900, and 8600 (SNS).
The ORNL campus includes several research facilities where radioactive materials are present or radiation generating equipment is used. Additionally, owing to its role in the Manhattan Project and other pioneering activities of the atomic age, ORNL has several historical facilities with legacy radioactive materials that are awaiting or undergoing demolition. These buildings and areas where radiological hazards may be present are visibly posted as Controlled Areas and are not generally accessible. Unescorted access to Controlled Areas is limited to individuals who have received appropriate training and are wearing an assigned personnel dosimeter (i.e., TLD). Visitors may be escorted into certain Controlled Areas by their sponsor or host provided they are part of an organized tour or have satisfied the necessary access requirements for the particular area. Radiological areas across the ORNL campus do not pose any risk to the visiting public when posting requirements and designated boundary restrictions are properly observed.<tbody> </tbody>
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to a number of highly sophisticated experimental user facilities. These research laboratories are designed to serve staff scientists and engineers, as well as researchers from universities, industry, foreign institutions, and other government laboratories.
A complete list of http://www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/research_facilities.shtml" rel="nofollow">ORNL research facilities, including user facilities, is also available.
ORNL User Facilities
- Building Technologies Research and Integration Center
- Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
- Center for Structural Molecular Biology (Bio-SANS)
- High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) User Facilities
- High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML)
- Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam User Facility (HRIBF)
- National Center for Computational Sciences
- National Transportation Research Center (NTRC)
- Safeguards Laboratory (SL)
- Shared Research Equipment (SHaRE) User Facility
- Spallation Neutron Source Experimental Facility (SNS)