Tour the Beckman Institute

Tour the Beckman Institute

Come see research in action

Plan a group tour to learn about research happening within Beckman's walls. View exhibits about institute founder Arnold Beckman and the history of MRI at Illinois.

Tour group

Choose the areas for your group to visit

The Beckman Institute is a huge building full of exhibits and shared laboratory spaces. We would love to offer you a customized tour based on your group's size, interests, and expertise.

Tours are offered between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Use our form to request to tour. It could include:

Please submit the tour form at least two weeks before your planned visit date.

Come and explore

You don't need to have a tour scheduled to enjoy the Beckman Institute. The building is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can walk through our first-floor spaces, like the Beckman and MRI exhibits.

Take a self-guided tour

While you're here, use the Illinois MRI Exhibit to help you answer the questions in the MRI Fact Check Game.






We can also accommodate various parking requests, including for buses. Learn more about parking.

Have questions? Ready to book a tour? Contact us.

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