We are a very small staff and rely on volunteers to lead our tours, and are currently running them on a limited basis. In general, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 20 unless Stanford-affiliated. 

Tours are given roughly twice on month on select Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 1030-12. We are currently booking through 12/10/22. No tours are given during Stanford University's holiday closure from 12/15/23-1/9/23. 

Please use this link to request a tour date; the dates shown on the form are those that have not yet filled:

We look forward to seeing you!


Q: What will the tour consist of? 

A: Generally, guests will be given a walking tour of the grounds, the Miller Library and a few historical buildings. Tour guides give a snapshot of Hopkins' history, the major contributions to science made by its researchers and the current work of Hopkins professors, researchers and students. 

Q: Can I take rocks or shells with me that I find on the tour?

A: As a marine sanctuary, nothing can be taken from our site. 

Q: Can I approach animals I see on the tour?

A: The animals you see on the tour are in their native habitats and should not be approached or disturbed. 

Q: Can I stay on the grounds after the tour?

A: Unfortunately, no. Hopkins is private property and also a marine protected area, so it is not open to the public aside from tours .

Q: Is it possible to rent out space at Hopkins for events?

A: No, we are not a conference or event facility.