Explore the technology of Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers
From our online store to your doorstep, discover how computer science, state-of-the-art engineering, and incredible people deliver customer orders at Amazon.
A virtual field trip for every future engineer
Computer science focused tours
Discover how algorithms, machine learning, and more power our fulfillment process.
Interact live with our Amazon Tour Guides and meet the engineers behind the technology.
One-hour learning experience
Use the Teacher Toolkit to provide a real-life, standards-aligned learning opportunity.
Step 1 Choose a tour date and time
You can register for tours now through May 13. On May 1, registration opens for tours through June 18. Tours will continue throughout summer. If these times don’t fit your schedule, use our interactive video tour in the Teacher Toolkit.
Monday 7:00AM PDT 11:00AM PDT
Thursday 8:00AM PDT 12:00PM PDT
Tuesday 9:00AM PDT 1:00PM PDT
Friday 8:00AM PDT 12:00PM PDT
Step 2 Watch and interact in one of two ways
In-class: If students are learning in-person, only the teacher needs to register. Teachers should project the tour in class and use a mouse on the large screen to answer interactive questions.
Remote Learning: Teachers can reserve seats for up to 100 remote students during registration. After registration is complete, we will email the teacher a list of unique links for each remote learner. Teachers can distribute these links how they see best. Remote students can also register for the tour themselves using the registration link.
Need to register thousands of students? Contact us to schedule a private tour
Our Teacher Toolkit provides educators with slides, worksheets, and extension activities and curriculum connections for a variety of grade 4-8 educational connections. Use these materials to dive deep into computer science learning and to set students up for success before, during, and after the tour. The toolkit also includes a recorded interactive video to share with any students who cannot attend the live tour.
On the tour, you will see what happens behind the scenes after you order an item on Amazon. This includes how our amazing employees and technology work together to support customer fulfillment through the pick, pack, and ship processes. See the Teacher Toolkit to learn more.
One hour total (45 minute live tour + 15 minutes live Q&A).
Tours with French speaking tour guides will be added in June 2021. French closed captioning is available on the general public tour video.
We recommend the tour for any grade 3 and above. The tour includes content accessible to each grade and teachers can use the Teacher Toolkit to adjust learning how they see fit.
The following computer science topics will be introduced and explained in real-life context during the tour: algorithm, cloud computing, sensor, efficiency, database, quality control, machine learning, hardware, and software. See the Teacher Toolkit to learn more.
If you or your students can’t find the link to the tour, you can head to registration page up to 15 minutes before the tour begins to re-register for the tour. GoToWebinar will identify your email and after you press “Register”, you will be taken immediately to join the live tour.
If a student forgot to register, you can have students register up to 15 minutes before the tour and they will be allowed to immediately join (no email confirmation needed). This will only work if a tour is not at capacity. If a tour is at capacity, you can share (or have another student share) their link. Each unique link will work on up to three devices.
Option 1: If you have remote learners, reserve seats for them when you sign up in registration (up to 100 remote tickets per teacher). After registering, we will email the teacher a list of unique links for each remote learner. Teachers can distribute these links how they see best. Remote students can also register for the tour themselves using the registration link.
Option 2: On the day of the tour (5-10 minutes before tour time), have students access the tour by going to the same registration link you used. After submitting their information (students can put any email), the webpage will direct them to a link to join the live tour directly, no email confirmation required.
The tour, and all materials included in the accompanying Teacher Toolkit, are provided to teachers at no cost.
For education leaders who seek to bring thousands of students at once, please complete this Private Tour Request Form and our team will contact you. We have a 1,200 student minimum for all private tours. We will do our best to accommodate all large private tour requests and prioritize tours for school districts serving large proportions of students from underserved and underrepresented communities in tech
Yes, absolutely. Anyone can sign up using the same link as classes if they desire a computer science themed tour.
The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority. At this moment there is no set date for when public tours will resume. As the global health situation develops, please check back for more information.
The FC Tour team currently offers closed captioning on the general public tour video in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, and Czech. We are working to incorporate captioning into our live, Amazon Future Engineer virtual tours, but it is not available at this time. To request a specific accommodation for a live virtual tour, please reach out to email@example.com ahead of registration to confirm we can support.