In-person tours are currently cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person tours are currently cancelled. You can sign up for a livestream virtual tour through our online campus experience May@Mac@Home. For the latest updates on our response, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

Secondary School Group Tours

Our School Group Tours are designed for prospective high-school-aged students who intend to apply for university in the next couple of years. If you are a teacher interested in arranging a Campus Tour for a group of high-school students, please contact our Campus Tour Coordinator via tours@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-4600.

Elementary School Group Activities

If you are interested in bringing elementary-school-aged students to visit our campus, we recommend arranging an age-appropriate activity. Some of the activities that McMaster offers include, but are not limited to:


  • Achieving Leadership Through Integrated Teamwork, Unity, Dedication & Empowerment
    • For example: Alpine Tower, Indoor Climbing Wall, Low Ropes Course, etc.
  • For more information, please call 905-525-9140 x 26384 or e-mail altitude@mcmaster.ca

Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM)

  • Facilitates STEM education for high school students through lab tours and/or presentations
  • Increase knowledge in the basics of electron microscopy and the interesting results that can be obtained from these instruments, such as chemical bonding/structure and chemical composition from the micron down to the atomic scale
  • Areas of interest include semiconductors for smartphones, bone & implants from the human body and energy materials to prevent climate change
  • For enquiries, please contact Samantha Stambula

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

  • For complimentary tours of the facility, please e-mail Cait Rutty  or call 905-525-9140, ext. 23231
  • All participants must be at least 11 years old

McMaster’s Biology Greenhouse

  • For a group tour, please contact e-mail Dr. Susan Dudley (Biology Faculty Supervisor) or call 905-525-9140, ext. 24004

McMaster’s W.J. McCallion Planetarium

McMaster Museum of Art