Visit the Hormel Institute

 Visit The Hormel Institute

Open Houses

The Hormel Institute hosts open houses two weekends each summer. These free tours provide a look at innovative cancer research underway at The Hormel Institute.

The 2019 Summer Open Houses will take place on:

June 28 4-6 pm
June 29 1-3 pm
July 26 4-6 pm
July 27 1-3 pm

Small Group Tours

Tours may be possible if pre-arranged, depending on availability. Contact Michelle Hjelmen at mhjelmen@hi.umn.edu or 507-437-9619

Large Group Tours

Please contact Discover Austin for large group tours at tourism@austincvb.com or 507-437-4563

Guest Seminar Speakers 

Please contact Becky Earl at bearl@umn.edu or 507-437-9610 for information on your visit

Driving Directions

801 16th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912

From Minneapolis:

  • I-35W South (approximately 94 miles)
  • In Albert Lea, exit at I-90 East and follow to Austin (approx 20 miles)
  • In Austin, exit at 178B
  • Left at exit (6th Street NE)
  • Right on 16th Avenue NE
  • The Hormel Institute on left (look for driveway entry and visitor parking on west side of building).

From Rochester:

  • I-90 West to Austin (approximately 30 miles)
  • Exit at 178B
  • Right at exit (6th Street NE)
  • Immediate right on 16th Avenue NE
  • The Hormel Institute on left (look for driveway entry and visitor parking on west side of building).


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