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We are proud to provide in-person and virtual tours of KU Medical Center's campuses, buildings and programs. Tours are subject to availability and approval.

View of the connector bridge between the Kansas City campus north of 39th Avenue to the campus buildings south of 39th Avenue.Community Tours at KU Medical Center

The University of Kansas Medical Center is part of a world-class academic medical center campus shared with our clinical partner, The University of Kansas Health System. Our campus at 39th and Rainbow in Kansas City, Kansas, is a regional hub for biomedical research and a destination for complex care. The medical center’s Institute for Community Engagement offers general information tours of some of the major teaching, research and clinical care buildings on campus. 

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About the tours

  • Tours are offered the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tours are intended for community members, local or professional organizations or other similar groups of 5-15 attendees.
  • Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are of common areas only with general information provided about each location.
  • These tours do not include interaction with clinicians, researchers or patients. Please see other tours below for additional options. 
  • Much of the tour time is spent standing or walking between spaces so please wear comfortable shoes. The tour is fully accessible for visitors using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
  • The tour guide will discuss the history and current functions of buildings and highlight artwork, landscaping or other interesting details.
  • Tours are interactive, questions are welcome!

Tour spaces might include:

  • Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center
  • Health Education Building
  • School of Nursing Building
  • Murphy Administration Building
  • Spencer Center
  • Bell Hospital Tower
  • Center for Advanced Heart Care
  • or other campus areas, when feasible, locations may be tailored to a group’s request.


Additional Tour Programs

Many programs and offices host additional tour opportunities.

Virtual Tours from KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Institute for Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Institute for Community Engagement

Mailstop 3013
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, KS 66160