To ensure our mission in providing an educationally rich environment at Texas Biomed, we offer In Person and Virtual tour programs for high school and community organizations.

We are committed to providing quality educational programs for area teachers and students regarding the world-renowned infectious disease research conducted at Texas Biomed. Continue to check our Educational Resource page for additional resources to support teachers and students.

In Person Tours Information

Thank you for your interest in participating in an in person educational tour of Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed). At this time, Texas Biomed has suspended in person school tours due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. However, virtual tours are available. If interested in a virtural tour, please complete the facilitated virtual tour application. Thank you for your cooperation.

Facilitated Virtual Tours

Virtual tours of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) are available for high school level courses, 9th grade through 12th grade. Virtual tours are conducted via Zoom and are well suited for classes and clubs. Virtual tours can be viewed as a class or individually. If viewed individually, virtual tours can accommodate up to 50 participants. If viewed as a class or club, the limit is up to the coordinating teacher.

  • In Person Tour Application

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    In Person High School Tour Application

    In person tours of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) are available for high school level courses, 9th grade through 12th grade. Each tour is limited to no more than 34 individuals, including students and chaperones. Younger children, including the teacher or chaperone children, are not permitted on the Texas Biomed campus.

    Cell phones are not permitted on tours of the animal care areas. In the event students bring cell phones on campus, the phones will be collected and placed in a secure area for the duration of the tour. Phones will be returned to the teacher for distribution after leaving the Texas Biomed campus.

    Tour availability is limited and will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. The Education Outreach Program Manager, Dr. Rosemary Riggs, will contact the coordinating teacher regarding tour availability and application status.

    Coordinating Teacher:

    Name(Required)

    Tentative Virtual Tour Availability:(Required)
    (please check 2 preferences)
    Grade Level/s (check all that apply):(Required)
    Please enter a number from 1 to 30.
    Please enter a number from 1 to 4.
    (please list up to 3 objectives; indicate applicable TEKS)

  • Facilitated Virtual Tour Application

    Texas Biomedical Research Institute Virtual High School Tour Application

    Virtual tours of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) are available for high school level courses, 9 th grade through 12 th grade. Virtual tours are conducted via Zoom and are well suited for classes and clubs. Virtual tours can be viewed as a class or individually. If viewed individually, virtual tours can accommodate up to 50 participants. If viewed as a class or club, the limit is up to the coordinating teacher.

    Virtual tours include videos of Texas Biomed labs and the Southwest National Primate Center as well as a conversation with a Texas Biomed researcher. It is optimal for the videos to be viewed by students prior to the Zoom. This will free up time for Q&A with the researcher. Virtual tours conclude with a Kahoot where students can compete for bragging rights about their knowledge about Texas Biomed.

    Virtual tour availability is limited and will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. The Education Outreach Program Manager, Dr. Rosemary Riggs, will contact the coordinating teacher regarding virtual tour availability and application status. Zoom links and links to videos will be sent to the coordinating teacher upon confirmation of the virtual tour.

    Coordinating Teacher:

    Name(Required)

    Tentative Virtual Tour Availability:(Required)
    (please check 2 preferences)
    Grade Level/s (check all that apply):(Required)
    Please enter a number from 1 to 50.
    Virtual Tour Zoom Use?(Required)
    (select the appropriate response)
    (please list up to 3 objectives; indicate applicable TEKS)