Students explore an exhibit

Homeschool Tours / Field Trips

LIGO in Livingston Louisiana offers field trips to homeschooled children as well as children attending public and private schools.  Field trips occur on a daily basis Tuesday - Friday.  LIGO's Science Education Center is a unique field trip opportunity that allows students to interact with scientists and engineers doing real science, and to experience hands on science through our interactive exhibit hall.

Time:  Field trips vary in length from 2 - 3 hours. 

  • 2 hour field trips consist of a tour and time visiting our exhibit hall which consists of 50 interactive science exhibits (a mini-science museum)!
  • 3 hour field trips consist of the tour, extended time in the exhibit hall & time to eat lunch if across lunch time. 

Cost:  There is no cost (yes, the field trip experience is FREE)

Lunches:  Students & adults must bring their own lunches with them to LIGO as there are no facilities to buy lunches on-site!!!

Number of students:  We expect to accommodate up to 60 people per field trip.


  • Vehicles MUST REMAIN ON SITE DURING THE FIELD TRIP.  LIGO Livingston is in a remote location & we are sensitive to vibrations, therefore for the safety of the children and in order to keep LIGO's instrument working well, adults MUST remain on-site with their school-children while at LIGO.
  • Fill out a field trip form.  The earlier you fill it out the better!  LIGO's field trip spots fill up quickly.

Note:  During typical school hours we prioritize school field trips from school teachers that had recent teacher professional development with LIGO.  If you want to maximize your chance at getting a field trip slot, you can aim for school vacation times.

For current availability check out this calendar.  Please note that the calendar is just a guide - as it does not reflect the most recently booked dates.

When filling out the field trip form use the comment box if you need to let us know something, or want to ask us something!