Educational Visits

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is currently closed to outside visitors.  We do not anticipate being able to offer in-person outreach activities until late Spring/early Summer 2022.  In addition to offering virtual tours of our facilities, we recommend the many wonderful programs offered by our K-12 Outreach Office.

JBEI maintains an active schedule of educational visits that include laboratory tours and career exploration activities throughout the year.


Educational visits last between one and two hours and typically include an overview about bioenergy, a tour of JBEI’s laboratories and a STEM careers exploration session. Visits to JBEI can also be customized according the students’ interests.


JBEI welcomes student visits at middle, secondary and tertiary education visits originating local, national and internationally.

Requesting a visit

To request an educational visit, fill out this form with minimum three weeks in advance of the requested visit date. Visits will take place Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. We are closed on public holidays. Note that visits to JBEI will only take place if a sufficient number of volunteers sign up to support the visits.

We will get back to you as soon as possible to make arrangements.

UPDATE 09/17/21: JBEI continues to be closed for in-person visits.  If you are interested in a virtual tour experience for your group, please fill out the form below.