Tours

Customized tours for all ages and audiences

For the Safety of our Visitors & Staff: If you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who is sick, please refrain from visiting the labs. Call us to reschedule at 512-475-9411 or email outreach@tacc.utexas.edu. Please review all the health and safety changes and guidelines at https://protect.utexas.edu/.

Masks Strongly Recommended. Masks are strongly recommended inside the lab and data center regardless of vaccination status.

TYPES OF TOURS


TACC Data Center (J.J. Pickle Research Campus)

Virtual Tour Only Available

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 (Main Campus)

In-Person Tour: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 10am -3pm

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.

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Tour Group Information

We can comfortably accommodate groups of 15 or less. Please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance. Duration of tour: 35-45 minutes.

  • 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 later.

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


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Tobacco-Free Campus
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.

Campus Carry
As part of The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Advanced Computing Center and its labs are subject to Senate Bill 11 (Concealed Campus Carry), in effect from August 1, 2016. For questions concerning concealed carry on campus, please refer to the University Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Campus Carry website.