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Visit the Caltech campus

Thank you for your interest in visiting Caltech. On this page, you can find directions to campus, parking information, maps, information about event venues, tour information, and more.

To learn more about what happens at Caltech, visit the This Is Caltech website.

Campus tours

There are several ways for individuals or organized groups to tour campus, including a self-guided walking tour (PDF). You can find information on our main tour page or below.

Tours led by the Caltech History and Architectural Tour Service

The Caltech History and Architectural Tour Service, a program of the Caltech Women's Club, offers public, in-depth campus tours about once a month, with the next ones coming up on these anticipated dates. Find out how Caltech's unique academic buildings and high-tech laboratories inform research and discovery, as well as enrich the greater Pasadena community. Some guides are bilingual; please email the guides to request a tour in Spanish.

Tours for high school and college students

High school and college students who are considering enrolling at Caltech, as well as groups of 10 to 49 students and family members, can find tour information on Caltech's admissions website. Prospective students, their parents and guardians, and others also can explore Caltech through a virtual tour developed by the admissions department.

Request a tour for your organization

Organizations interested in a group tour for prospective students should contact Caltech's Undergraduate Admissions office. Tours for other groups are offered on a limited basis and must be arranged in advance. To help us respond to your request, please use this form to share a bit about your group or organization and what you hope to see on campus. We'll bring your request to the attention of staff members with expertise in your interest areas.