Customized tours for all ages and audiences

Due to a full Summer 2019 K-12 program schedule, we cannot accommodate K-12 groups during this period. Tour requests for the Visualization Laboratory and Machine Room will resume on August 19, 2019. Thank you for your patience.

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Visualization Laboratory (Main Campus): Mondays & Fridays, 10am - 3pm
Machine Room (J.J. Pickle Research Campus): Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm

Due to safety considerations during Frontera construction, tour groups will not be entering the TACC machine room. The tour is still available, with viewing and discussion in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • K-12 students, teachers, and community - educational tours provide an overview of TACC services and resources, exposure to career opportunities in STEM fields with an emphasis in advanced computing, and an interactive learning experience.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students- learn about TACC visualization services, training, and research opportunities.
  • Industry partners - VIP tours are available for TACC users or prospective affiliates.
  • Walk-ins - the TACC Visualization Laboratory (Vislab) welcomes small groups (1-5 people), Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm. A proctor or staff member will provide a 10-minute overview. Please note: If the laboratory is in use during time of your visit, you may be asked to schedule a tour or return at a later time.

Depending on the size of your group, the facilities you wish to tour, and the type of presentation you wish to see, tours can be arranged to suit your group's needs. We can comfortably accommodate groups of 25 or less. Larger groups require additional preparation and planning. Please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance. Duration of tour: 45-60 minutes.

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The University of Texas at Austin ("University") prohibits the use of all forms of tobacco products on University property. The University prohibits any advertising or sale, or free sampling of tobacco products on University property. Littering the campus with the remains of tobacco products or any other related waste product is prohibited.

Can't make it to TACC for a tour? Check out this virtual tour of Stampede one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

For more information about STEM education programs, please visit the STEM programs page.

Types of Tours:

TACC Data Center
The J.J. Pickle Research Campus houses TACC's largest supercomputing systems, including Stampede, as well as some of the fastest, most efficient, and sought-after high performance computing and data storage systems in the world!

TACC Visualization Laboratory
Located on UT Austin's Main Campus in the POB Building, the Vislab is a showcase of the technologies that are used to support researchers as they turn their simulations into visually appealing, scientifically significant images. These tours are popular amongst K-12 and undergraduate students who engage hands-on with Lasso, a multi-touch screen, and Stallion, the world's highest resolution tiled wall.