Join us for a tour


Prospective students and other interested folks, please join us for a guided tour! Tours last one hour and are hosted by students and alums excited to share their experiences with you. Sign up to reserve a spot.*

If the stars don’t align for you to visit during a scheduled tour, small groups of less than 10 people are welcome to visit us on their own, M-F 9am-5pm. Let us know you’re coming by emailing us at

Tour Tips

  • Reserve a spot in the guided tour. They fill up fast.

  • Please be considerate of our students and staff while visiting.

  • We do not allow video to be taken in our spaces. Neither does Stanford.

  • Corporate tours and consulting work are not allowed in our building.

*We ask that you please limit your group to ten or fewer so we can accommodate multiple groups. Thanks for your understanding!

Sign Up

Tours begin at 12:00pm and typically run for an hour. Register at the link below:

Plan a Tour

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How to Find Us

Getting here


Thomas F. Peterson Engineering Laboratory
Building 550

550 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Get Directions

Campus can be a tricky place for visitors. Our mailing address and map address are different. If you ever find yourself lost on campus, you can use this searchable campus map to help guide your way. Use any of the following search terms: Peterson Laboratory, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, or

The visitor parking lot accepts credit cards and cash, but it does occasionally fill up. Find out where visitor parking is located. If you are not driving, you can get a free shuttle bus from the Palo Alto Caltrain station, the Marguerite P Line, which will drop you at the Oval, a short walk through the Old Quad to the

Get in Touch

Get in touch

We'd like to think our website has covered it all. But hey, you're creative — if you have questions, we're here to help answer them!

The Best WAy to REach Us is by email:


OUR Telephone LiNE

+1 (650) 736-1025
Messages are checked periodically. The best way to reach us is via email.

Mailing Address

Hasso Plattner Institute
of Design

416 Escondido Mall
Building 550, Room 169
Stanford, CA 94305-3086


Press Inquiries

For members of the press, connect with our media relations team to discuss media opportunities.