In-Person Tour Information
Welcome to McMaster Faculty of Science Lab & Facility Tours.
The Faculty of Science is one of McMaster’s largest faculties, with over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, seven Level I program, and over 30 programs, which begin in Level II.
Applying to university and deciding on a program of study can be overwhelming. To help you make an informed decision, we invite you to take a in-person Science Tour to see what the Faculty of Science at McMaster University has to offer.
This 60 minute tour is led by current undergraduate students from a wide range of science programs. The tours highlight the labs, facilities and services used by students in Level I Science programs. Tours are free of charge.
Your tour will depart from the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic), Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 136.
If you have any questions, or are interested in booking a school group tour, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This tour does not cover facilities used specifically by the Health Sciences program. For more information about Health Sciences, please visit the Faculty of Health Sciences website.
March Break Tours
We are offering additional Science Lab & Facility Tours during March Break (March 13 to 17). The 70-minute tours will be led by current undergraduate students from a wide range of science programs. The tours will highlight the labs, facilities and services used by students in Level I Science programs. Attendees interested in visiting our Biology Greenhouse should book on Thursday, March 16 or Friday, March 17, as this will be an available tour destination on these dates. If you are interested in visiting the LIVELab, please book a 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. tour time on any of the available dates. March Break Tours will depart from the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic), Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 129.
Book a March Break Science Tour
Department Specific Events
We are fortunate to have the W.J. McCallion Planetarium within our space and we encourage you to explore the option of attending a show during your visit.
Click here to reserve tickets: W.J. McCallion Planetarium (mcmaster.ca)
Campus Map And Parking Information
Burke Science Building (BSB) is Building 11 on our campus map. If you are planning on driving, there are a number of parking lots within a 5 to 10 minute walk to BSB.
- Lot A, B, C, D, E, G, H, I or stadium underground are $6.00 hourly to a $20.00 maximum.
- Lot M or P are a flat rate of $8.00.
Please note that we do not validate parking.
Note: If you plan to park in lots A, B, C, D, E, G, H or the stadium underground, we highly recommend that you enter campus from the Sterling Street and Forsyth Avenue Entrance (185 Sterling Street, Hamilton, Ontario) – not the Main Street West Entrance.