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.
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A virtual field trip for every future engineer:
Computer-science focused tours:
Discover how algorithms, machine learning, and more power our fulfillment process.
Workforce exposure:
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.
  • #1 Choose a tour date and time

    We offer 6-8 public tours per week. Select a month below to see the dates/times available.

    Tours will continue throughout the fall (8 tours per week). New tour dates/times are released each month. Fall tour dates will open on August 23, 2021.

    If these dates/times don't fit your schedule, you can use our interactive video tour recording in the Teacher Toolkit.

    #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 and use a mouse to answer interactive questions.

    Remote Learning: Teachers can reserve up to 100 tickets for remote students during registration. We will email the teacher a unique link for each remote learner. Distribute these links to students before the tour (see Teacher Toolkit for support/templates to make this easy). We DO NOT recommend screen-sharing. Individual links allow students to participate in the interactive trivia questions and provide better audio. Remote students can also register for the tour themselves if preferred.

    **Want to watch on your own? Anyone can sign up!

    Need to register thousands of students?
    Contact us to schedule a Private District Tour.

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Teacher Toolkit

Our Teacher Toolkit provides educators with slides, worksheets, and extension activities aligned to the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. 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.
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FAQ
  • What will my class see on the 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.
  • How long is the tour?
    One hour total (45 minute live tour + 15 minutes live Q&A).
  • What grade levels can attend?
    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.
  • What computer science topics will be covered on the tour?
    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.
  • Can I just share my screen to my remote learners?
    We recommend using the remote learner links instead of screen sharing for any at home learners. Audio quality is better when students directly join and students will be able to participate in the interactive trivia questions. You may consider screen sharing as a back-up, but its not the best tour experience for students.
  • What student data is collected?
    None. As long as you use the remote learner links, no individual student information is required or collected.
  • How much does this cost?
    The tour, and all materials included in the accompanying Teacher Toolkit, are provided to teachers at no cost.
  • Who can I contact to schedule a tour for my whole district (thousands of students)?
    For education leaders who seek to bring thousands of students at once, please complete this Private District Tour Request Form and our team will contact you. We have a 800 student minimum for all private tours. We will do our best to accommodate all large district requests and prioritize districts serving large proportions of students from underserved and underrepresented communities in tech.
  • Can individual students sign up by themselves, independent of a class?
    Yes, absolutely. Anyone can sign up using the same link as classes if they desire a computer science themed tour.
  • When will in-person tours resume?
    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.
  • What type of accessibility accommodations do you offer for virtual tours?
    To request a specific accommodation (i.e. ASL translation) for a live virtual tour, please reach out to accessibility-fctours@amazon.com ahead of registration to confirm we can support at your requested date and time.

    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.
  • Where can I go for a regular FC tour?
    Head to https://amazonfctours.com/virtualtours to join a non-computer science themed Amazon Virtual FC Tour.
  • Who can I contact for questions?
    Please reach out to afe-contact@amazon.com for any questions.
  • Something went wrong with my registration. Who should I contact?
    If you believe something went wrong during your registration (maybe you never received your remote learner tickets), email afe-contact@amazon.com for assistance.