Tour a real research lab!
Ever wondered what science labs actually look like? Come tour the IGI! We'll provide an overview of our research and show you a few of our labs. Fill out our form to request a visit.
The IGI is dedicated to advancing CRISPR technology and applications. Visitors will receive an overview of the past, present, and future of genome editing, covering both the science and the ethical implications.
This tour offers a chance to engage one-on-one with CRISPR experts and ask questions about this quickly moving field.
The IGI offers tours for the general public and school groups. We designed this experience to maximize educational content, provide opportunities for questions, and observe IGI lab spaces. These tours run 1.5–2 hours and do not include food or drink.
Each tour begins with a 1-hr Introduction to CRISPR presentation. Topics may include:
The presentation is followed by a tour of lab spaces and (sometimes) a greenhouse.
For class visits, we integrate small group discussions into the 1-hr presentation. This breaks up the talk and allows all students to ask questions, share their opinions, and express creativity.
Scientists are actively working in IGI lab spaces at all times, so visitors must be considerate when walking through the hallways. This involves leaving space for scientists to walk and not taking photos of any researchers. Visitors are allowed to take photos of the presentation and post anything on social media.
Important: Visitors must wear long pants and closed toe shoes when entering lab spaces for the tour. All tour participants must be 9+ years old.
Chaperones and parents must make sure that children are well-behaved during their visit. This involves no running, loud noises, or touching of scientific equipment.
Before visiting, we request that you fill out, sign, and bring the following forms for each visitor:
Parking: Street parking is typically available around the area, with paid meters and free 1- and 2-hr spots. We are conveniently located a few blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART.
Arrival: The front doors of the Innovative Genomics Institute Building are locked, so please leave your phone number in the tour sign-up form to help us communicate upon your arrival.
If you have additional questions, please contact igi-education