Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) welcomes the community to its 110+ acres campus for guided walking tours of historic buildings that house revolutionary research in cancer, neuroscience, and bioinformatics and genomics. Reservations are required for the 90-minute tours that are scheduled most Saturday mornings from April through November 2007.
The guided walking tours explore the past, present and future of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, emphasizing the historic architecture, the Nobel legacy, and providing a peek into the leading edge research taking place here each day.
The Laboratory is situated at One Bungtown Road (off Route 25A) in Cold Spring Harbor. Tours assemble promptly at 10 a.m. in the Grace Auditorium lobby (the first building to your left as you enter the Laboratory grounds).
To join a tour, reservations and a non-refundable tour fee of $5.00 per person are required at least 7 days in advance. Please call 516.367.6895 to make your reservation payment or for additional information.
The tours are primarily outdoors and take place rain or shine. They include areas of stair-climbing and steep hills and are not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.
The 2007 CSHL Science Walking Tour schedule is as follows:
April 14 and 28
May 5 and 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
July 7, 14, 21, and 28
August 4, 11, 18, and 25
September 15 and 29
October 13 and 27
November 10 and 24
CSHL is a private, non-profit research and education institution dedicated to exploring molecular biology and genetics in order to advance the understanding and ability to diagnose and treat cancers, neurological diseases, and other causes of human suffering. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu.
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu