First and second graders from local public schools come on a field trip to explore and experience these fun and engaging activities at Stanford. They are introduced to the “work of a geologist” with hands-on educational activities focusing on minerals, rocks, fossils, and soil. The activities are led by graduate and undergraduate students, who eagerly volunteer to express their love of geology.We are always looking for new volunteers to help lead the program. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to help. If you would like to participate, please contact us.
The Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab creates robots and human-computer interfaces that use haptics in order to improve human health, safety, and quality of life. The word haptics refers to the sense of touch. Applications of our research include:
- Robot-assisted surgery
- Simulation and training
We offer field trips and demos/presentations in classrooms to local K-12 schools.
SLAC offers free guided tours of its National Accelerator Laboratory on the third Friday of each month. Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes a visit to the lab's 2-mile linear accelerator. Please see the Tours FAQ for more detail.
SLAC's tours are open to all visitors 12 years of age and above. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Student groups affiliated with an educational institution should visit our School Groups information page for specifics.
We hope to see you at SLAC soon!
The Stanford Visitor's Center offers many public tours.
- Walking tours for the general public,
- Self-guided podcast tours,
- Special tours for high school students interested in attending Stanford,
- Tours designed exclusively for school, team, or community groups larger than 10 people