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About the Tyson Research Center

Policies: Access to Tyson

Entry to Tyson is carefully regulated to protect the environment from uncontrolled disturbance and to safeguard research and teaching projects. All regular users must obtain an entry permit.

Telephone: (314) 935-8430
Fax: (314) 935-8433
Email: rabizoff[at]biology2.wustl.edu
Postal address:
Tyson Research Center
6750 Tyson Valley Rd.
Eureka, MO 63025.

Persons eligible (upon approval) for permits include:

  1. Students, faculty and staff of Washington University
  2. Faculty and students from non-Washington University educational institutions

Groups or individuals requiring appointments but not permits:

  1. Vendors or one-time visitors to the Tyson facilities
  2. K-12 outreach groups

The single entry and exit to Tyson is at the gatehouse located at the north side of the Beaumont-Antire exit (exit #269) from Interstate-44. Tyson personnel are on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Persons needing access at other times may inquire about obtaining gate access at the Tyson Office (314)935-8430.

When arriving you must contact the front office via the intercom during regular hours to gain access through the gate. With each visit to Tyson, each permit holder or group leader is required to sign in on the register just inside the gate. Indicate name, departmental affiliation and entry time. Washington University teachers can sign in for their classes but they must indicate the number of students in the course and the name and departmental number of the course. Users must indicate the time of their final departure of the day on the sign-in sheet, when they leave. Temporary departures and re-entries need not be recorded after initially signing in on any one day.

phone: (314)-935-8430
fax: (314)-935-8433
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka MO 63025