Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Integratron's Covid-19 safety protocols?
We take Covid-19 safety protocols very seriously at the Integratron. We have continuously shifted and altered our availability and session sizes, including closing down multiple times over the past year, to ensure maximum guest and staff safety. Masks are required by everyone at all times while inside the Integratron, gift shop, or near other guests, including during the Sound Bath session. Each guest is supplied a sanitized sheet to cover their mats, which are replaced for each session. Bathrooms and all touch-surfaces are frequently sanitized. The Integratron is ventilated at all times, and sessions are spaced out by an extra 30 minutes than usual to allow for maximum ventilation of the space between sessions. The capacity currently is at 70% of pre-pandemic numbers for each session to have fewer guests in the space.
Can you just drop by the Integratron and see it anytime?
Starting May 1st, 2021, the Integratron grounds and gift shop will be open to guests without a reservation most Thursdays – Sundays. Call us before you come out to ensure we’re open, and to hear our open hours for that day. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY GUESTS WITH RESERVATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE INTEGRATRON. We are always closed Monday – Wednesday. Please browse our current offerings here: www.integratron.com.
Does the Sound Bath involve getting in water?
No it doesn’t. The Sound Bath is conducted while you lie upon a mat in the sound chamber. You are “bathed” only in sound. Please read about the Sound Bath experience here.
Can I bring my dog(s)?
Pets are not allowed at the Integratron. Please do not bring your pet. California law enables people to bring their trained and certified service or psychiatric service animals. All other animals are prohibited, including emotional support animals. It is not safe to leave your pet in your vehicle during the Sound Bath, due to the temperatures in our area most of the year. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a certified service animal so we can make arrangements for you and your dog’s comfort during the public Sound Bath. Please be aware that the sound levels in the Sound chamber may make your dog very uncomfortable. If your service dog is disruptive, you will be asked to remove it from the building.
What is the difference between the Private Sound Bath and the Public Sound Bath?
All Sound Baths are a one hour session conducted in the sound chamber of the Integratron.
Private Sound Bath
This is a private experience for you and your guests by reservation only.
Public Sound Bath
In a public Sound Bath, you reserve tickets for the Sound Bath and will share the space with other members of the public. The Sound Bath itself is the same format and length.
How do I make an appointment for a private Sound Bath?
For all private Sound Bath inquiries, please email us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know the number of people you will have, and your preferred date range.
What is the policy on cancellations, refunds, and ticket transfers?
Private and Public Sound Baths: Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to your appointment time will receive a full refund of your deposit. We also require 7 days or more to change the date of your appointment. Please email us at email@example.com if you need to cancel or change your reservation. Late cancellations or missed appointments are not eligible for refunds or credits.
Rentals: Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to your appointment will receive a full refund of your deposit. We also require 30 days or more to change the date of your appointment. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to cancel or change your reservation. Late cancellations or missed appointments are not eligible for refunds or credits.
Ticket Transfers: It’s fine to transfer your tickets to another person. If you need to transfer your ticket(s) to someone else, please email us with the name and email address of the recipient at least 48 hours in advance.
What do I need to bring/wear? Does the Integratron provide mats/blankets?
We encourage you to wear loose, comfortable clothing (layering is always a smart option). We do ask that you remove your shoes downstairs, so please feel free to bring a pair of socks with you to wear upstairs. We provide mats and a clean sheet to cover it for each guest; in the winter months we highly recommend that you bring a blanket for your comfort. The Integratron is climate-controlled, but it can be cool in the mornings especially. We are not providing blankets at the moment due to the pandemic.
Is the Integratron heated and cooled?
Yes! In the summer months, the Integratron is cooled by an evaporative cooler and air conditioning. It’s usually about 73-80 degrees inside the building (it is warmer in the afternoon). June – September it can reach or exceed 100 degrees every day outside; this is where you’ll be relaxing for about 30 minutes before your session starts (please check the weather in our area before your visit). We have lots of shade and misters for your comfort. We also recommend that every guest bring a water bottle to fill up with our great well water; hydration is key! In the winter months, the Integratron is heated, although it can drop into the low 60s sometimes if it’s very cold outside. Please bring several layers, and we provide blankets as well for your comfort.
What if my GPS routes me on to a dirt road on the way to the Integratron?
Don’t do it! The Integratron is located on a paved road – and the most direct route is all on paved roads. If your GPS routes you on to a dirt road, please stay on the pavement and let your satellite navigation recalculate the route on pavement. Before you visit, please print the directions from our website.
What else is there to do at the Integratron besides Sound Baths?
The Sound Bath is the main activity to enjoy at the Integratron. We are not open for tours. We do have a lovely outdoor courtyard however, with lots of shady hammocks and couches for you to relax in. You’re welcome to come visit and get more information even without a reservation. Please call ahead to make sure we’re open!
Can we rent the Integratron for a private event?
Yes, we offer the Integratron for private rentals by the hour, and also by the day. We do not allow overnight rentals. Please see our Rentals page for rates and information.
Is the Integratron available as a film location, or can I record my experience in the Sound Bath?
No sorry, there is no recording of the Sound Bath allowed. The Integratron Sound Bath is protected by a copyright. The Integratron is also not available as a film location.
Can I take picture of my product at the Integratron and use the photos and/or Integratron name in an ad or on social media?
No. The Integratron’s name is trademarked, and we are a National Historic site. We do not allow our name, image or location to be used in any way to sell commercial products. Please do not take photos of your product here and do not use the Integratron or its name in your ad or social media post. Thank you.
I have some mobility issues or am disabled – can I still experience the Integratron? ♿
Yes! The Integratron parking lot is not paved, however we have a designated parking spot for those with handicapped placards, as well as an ADA accessible restroom. The only way up to the top floor of this historical building is by climbing a short set of steep stairs. We normally ask guests to remove their shoes downstairs, however if you need to keep yours on for mobility that’s always fine. We will happily drive you to the Integratron if the walk is too far from the courtyard, and if it’s too difficult to climb up the stairs, you can enjoy the Sound Bath on one of our comfortable chairs or couch on the bottom floor. We’ll do everything we can to make the experience easier for you. Please contact us via email or phone before your visit if you have concerns or feel you may need extra assistance.
I’m pregnant, is it safe for me to have a Sound Bath?
Yes! Many pregnant women have had sound baths and we have not had any reported problems. The sound is very relaxing, and not loud enough to be damaging in any way. We have lots of pillows and blankets that will help make you comfortable, but feel free to bring what you need as well. If you have any reservations, we recommend you trust your guidance and ask your doctor.
Can I bring my children to the Sound Bath?
Children over the age of 5 are permitted only in the Private Sound Bath appointments. For the Public Sound Baths, children must be 14 years of age or older in order to participate. We have no on-site childcare available.
Can we bring a picnic lunch with us?
Not currently, due to Covid-19 precautions.
Are food and beverages available for purchase at the Integratron?
Our gift shop offers a selection of bottled cold beverages, including coffee, tea, and sparkling water. For snacks and meals, your best bet is to visit the towns of Joshua Tree or Yucca Valley, each 20 minutes south of the Integratron, La Copine, or visit Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown.
Can we camp at the Integratron?
Camping is not available at the Integratron. Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree Lake Campground and BLM open space lands are within 20 miles of our location.
Where do you recommend that we stay nearby?
Please see our list of local lodging recommendations here: www.integratron.com/visitor-info
Do you use fragrances inside the Integratron?
Yes, inside the Integratron we use pure Rosemary essential oil, and we burn Palo Santo (a wooden natural incense).