AUSTIN — The Hormel Institute will host a trio of hour-long tours on Thursday for those interested in learning more about the history and future of the cancer research center.
Tours will begin at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Hormel Institute’s main lobby. The event is free, and advance registration is not required. Parking will be available along 16th Avenue Northeast in front of institute.
Event attendees will hear a presentation on the history of the Hormel Institute, take a walking tour of its state-of-the-art facilities and view some of the fruits and vegetables that contain compounds used in the Hormel Institute’s research.
Attendees will also hear about the the 2014-2016 expansion project, which will nearly double the institute’s size. The $31.5 million project will add 20 new cancer research laboratories and the Live Learning Center. Already booked to host two international cancer research symposiums in 2016, the Learning Center will feature a multi-function room and a 250-seat lecture hall with theater-style seating.