Category: Preparing for My Visit

Thank you for choosing Southern Research as a field trip experience for you and your students. We are thrilled to meet your group, and we look forward to a fun-filled day of STEM! Please review the following information to help prepare you for a field trip at Southern Research:

Student Visitor Agreement Form

All students under the age of 19 visiting the STEM Education Outreach center must have a parent or guardian sign our Student Visitor Agreement Form. This form includes a media release, which allows for students to be featured in Southern Research marketing, publications, and/or social media.

We strongly encourage teachers and chaperones to take photos and video with their own devices while in the STEM Education Outreach Center. If you share your photos and/or video on social media, be sure to tag Southern Research!


We want your students to have the BEST day ever while visiting Southern Research. While in the lab, we encourage students to ask questions, collaborate with each other, and actively participate in class discussions. Please remind students that Southern Research is a place of business, so they must walk, not run, through public areas quietly. The usage of cell phones for taking photos while on the field trip is at the discretion of the teacher.

Parking and Arrival Instructions

Click here for a STEM Center Parking map.

For groups arriving by school bus:

Please parallel park the bus along 9th Avenue South, in the space designated by parking cones. A Southern Research team member will meet you outside the Martin Library to escort you into the building.

For groups arriving by car or van:

Please park in the visitor’s parking lot, located directly across the street from the main entrance. A Southern Research team member will meet you outside the Martin Library to escort you into the building.

Laboratory Safety

For your safety, we require all visitors to wear proper laboratory clothing, which includes pants and closed-toe shoes. Individuals with long hair should have a way to secure it away from the face so as not to interfere with any experiment.

All students will be provided with a lab coat, goggles, and gloves as needed. Our laboratory and maker’s space is equipped with proper safety equipment. Please let us know if any visitor has any allergies or needs accommodations.

No food, drink, or chewing gum is permitted in the laboratory.