Virtual Open House

The Jackson Laboratory welcomes high school students, teachers, and families to visit our campuses virtually. The Virtual Open House event is open to anyone who has a strong interest in biomedical research, especially for those intending to pursue higher education or a career in biomedicine.


On October 19-23, 2020 The Jackson Laboratory is hosting a special Virtual Open House event for high school students and teachers to expose students to world-class scientists and highlight research in genomic medicine.

This week-long event will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded content covering four themes across the field of genetics – Mighty Mice in Space, COVID-19, Mouse Models and Bioinformatics.

 For Students:

  • Experience engaging and interactive presentations about the newest breakthroughs in genomics research and personalized medicine
  • Learn how to best prepare to pursue careers in genomics
  • Submit questions to our experts and learn about research and career paths.

For Teachers:

  • Find resources such as NGSS-aligned lessons and professional development opportunities
  • Incorporate events into their in-person or remote curriculum by assigning videos as homework and devoting class periods to attending live sessions.

How to Participate Virtually:

There are many ways to participate in the week-long event. Registration is required to view all content that will premier the week of the event, including lessons, pre-recorded videos, and links to live sessions. Full event schedule will be released soon. 


Past Events