With the creation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in November 2015, and in partnership with the National Park Service, the Department of Energy has expanded public access to B Reactor for 2016. B Reactor Tour season will run from mid-April through mid-November and includes more than 12,500 tour seats. Tours will be offered Monday through Saturday.
All tours leave from the Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s Interim Visitor Contact Station (B Reactor Tour HQ), located at 2000 Logston Blvd, Richland WA. The tour lasts about 4 hours, including travel to and from the B Reactor, and begins with a short video and introduction at the visitor station. Guests have about 2 hours at the B Reactor. There are restrooms at the Interim Visitor Contact Station, at the B Reactor, and on the bus.
Generally there will be one tour on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and two tours each of the other days from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Call (509) 376-1647 to register or inquire about tours for schools or private groups.
Click here for online tour registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Guests under the age of 18 must tour with a parent/guardian or an adult designated by the parent/guardian. Each guest under the age of 18 must also bring a signed release form, which identifies potential hazards associated with the industrial environment at B Reactor and outlines the responsibilities of the parent, guardian, or accompanying adult. There is no exception to this rule. The release form can be found here.
Please call (509) 376-1647 if you have any questions or concerns.