Tour The Jackson Laboratory

We offer a visitor program and a tour series for select dates and times through the summer months.

Summer visitor program

The Jackson Laboratory hosts summer visitors at its Bar Harbor campus on certain Friday mornings at 9 a.m. in its auditorium, providing a general introduction to the Laboratory’s mission, history and research. Each visit features a presentation from a Jackson Laboratory scientist about his or her work and career path in research. The visits are 45 minutes long and have a maximum capacity of 150 people. Pre-registration is required. Register below or call 207-288-1429. 

2015 summer visitor dates: June 26, July 10, July 17, August 7, August 14, August 28, September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25 

Summer tours program

Summer tours provide public visitors a general introduction to the Laboratory’s mission, history and research. Tours are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. and last about one hour, and involve walking, stair climbing and standing. There is a brief tour stop where visitors hear from one of our scientists about his or her research. (JAX Mice are maintained in special, environmentally controlled facilities and therefore are not featured on the tour.)  Maximum capacity is 15 people. Children under 12 are not permitted on our walking tours, but may participate in our visitor program outlined above. Pre-registration is required. Register below or call 207-288-1429.

2015 Summer tour dates: July 2, July 7, July 9, July 14, July 16, August 4, August 6, August 11, August 13, August 25, August 27