Visiting JBEI

JBEI is located in the Bay Area biotech hub in the City of Emeryville and housed in the EmeryStation East building between Powell and 59th Streets.

The front of the building faces Hollis Street and the rear of the building faces Peladeau Street.

Please note visits must be scheduled in advance and we cannot receive unannounced and last minute visitors.

Visitor Information:

All guests taking tours of the laboratories at JBEI must wear long pants and closed toe shoes per DOE requirements.

A video technical tour can be viewed here


The entrance to the building is not on street level. From Hollis Street, take a short flight of stairs up to enter the first floor lobby.

All non-JBEI employees are required to sign in at the First Floor lobby security desk. After signing in, the security guard will escort you to the elevator and provide access to JBEI’s fourth floor lobby.

Tour requests:

Please note that we currently have very limited availability for tours for business purposes only. Visits need to be requested a minimum of four weeks in advance of the requested visit date. Note that visits to JBEI will only take place if we receive Division approval and only if a sufficient number of volunteers are available to support the visits.

For business related visits, please contact Sara Harmon at [email protected] if you are interested in booking

To request a virtual visit for community or student groups please visit this page.

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