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Hospital tours are scheduled through the Communications and Public
Relations department. The length of the tour depends upon the age and interest
of the group. Children’s tours (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
take approximately 45 minutes, while adult tours can take up to 2
hours. Tour groups should not exceed 15 adults or 25 children. Exceptions
may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Groups requesting tours will have the opportunity to choose from
three established adult tours (middle and high school students are
Rehab (Cardiac Rehab, Comprehensive Rehab, Transitional Care, Pulmonary & Hyperbaric)
Technical (Lab, Center for Advanced Surgery)
Career Ladder (Food & Nutrition, Environmental Services, Central
Sterile, Lab, Phlebotomy)
Sarasota Memorial’s Infection Control guidelines prohibit tours
of the hospital’s Pediatric Unit and certain other areas of
the hospital. The following options are available for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, as
well as to groups of fourth and fifth graders:
My Hospital Adventure, for children in Kindergarten through third
grade students (up to 25 children with one teacher and 4 adults).
The group meets in a hospital conference room for approximately 45
minutes. A Pediatric staff member will show the "My Hospital
Adventure" video, provide a simple demonstration (i.e. finger
tip blood pressures, listening to heart with stethoscope, Zack and
Zelda dolls, etc.) and answer questions.
Fourth and fifth grade student groups (up to 25 children with one
teacher and 4 adults) can request one of the following 45 minute
a. Age appropriate classroom presentation by Pediatric staff member
("My Hospital Adventure" is targeted to a younger age group.)
b. Food & Nutrition tour
c. Laboratory tour
For information about tour availability or to make a reservation, please call
Sarasota Memorial’s Communications & Public Relations Department at