California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Seismo Lab Tours


The Seismological Laboratory is the working environment of the people who study earthquakes. Scheduled tours meet in the South Mudd main entrance courtyard. Click here for a campus map. The tour includes the Exhibit Center and the Media Room. Tour guides discuss how scientists gather information, study earthquakes, and use this information to understand our earth.

For Students (Grades 6 and Up)

Months: October through December and February through June

Days: The first Wednesday and Thursday of the above months

Times: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Reservations must be made 2 months in advance.

For the General Public

When space permits, a limited number of people may be allowed to join already scheduled tours. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

For Additional Information

Please contact the Office of The Seismo Lab, Margaret Vinci, about tours.
Phone: (626) 395-3298