About Our Tours

Tours showcase our missions of research, teaching, and patient care in these public spaces: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and UI Carver College of Medicine. 

We offer tours to community groups free of charge. Tours may last from 30 minutes to two hours and are typically offered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please note: Participants will not interact with patients or enter into patient areas as part of this program, for safety and privacy of our patients. All tour participants will be screened for illness prior to visiting campus. Participants who are showing symptoms of an illness will not be eligible to participate in order for us to provide a healthy environment for our patients and their family members.

Groups should have a minimum of four participants and no more than 25. Special accommodations may be made for larger groups.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Tour

Learn about the history and layout of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics through a tour showcasing our Medical Museums, Project Art, Volunteer Services, and more.

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Tour

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital: Experience innovative design and how patient feedback led to the unique features within the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. This tour will feature areas among the 1st and 12th floors of the hospital such as Nick's Theater, the Kaleidoscope Gift Shop and Safety Store, Patient Library, Meditation Room, Healing Garden, and amazing views of Iowa City and Kinnick Stadium. Information about the remaining floors and overall building structure will be shared.

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Tour

Explore facilities where Carver College of Medicine students train and where cutting-edge biomedical research that is performed. This tour will feature learning communities used by medical and physician assistant students, clinical exam suites, information about Carver College of Medicine degree programs and class profiles, and more.

Combined Tour

Visitors may request to tour several facilities while on campus.

Before Your Tour

For your protection and the safety and privacy of our patients and visitors, we ask you to be familiar with our Things to Know Before You Go.

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