Architecture Tour Information
The Salk Institute continues to be acclaimed by architecture critics as one of the world's boldest structures. Completed in 1965 and now designated a historical site, the Institute fulfills founder Dr. Jonas Salk's vision of a facility with open, unobstructed laboratory interiors set in a dramatic location that inspires creativity among its researchers. The Institute rests on coastal bluffs in La Jolla, California, 350 feet above the Pacific Ocean on a 27-acre site donated by the City of San Diego. For more information about the history of the Salk Institute please click here.
Salk is pleased to offer a guided architecture tour, Monday through Friday at Noon. The one-hour tours are led by trained and knowledgeable docents. Advance ticket purchase or reservations are essential for all Salk tours. For additional information, contact Salk tours at email@example.com or 858-453-4100, Ext. 1287, weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Each weekday at 11:40 a.m., the Salk Institute is pleased to offer a complimentary "Meet a Scientist" program. All tour guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy and interesting and educational chat about the latest discoveries at the Institute with a Salk researcher.
Students (w/ ID), Seniors (65 and older), and Military: $10
Children 12 and under: Free
Docents left to right: Conrado Gallardo, Carol Chin, Jeanine Gettinger, Ellen Zimmerman, Barbara Alcorn, Lily Robinson, Don McKahan, Elena Oanta, and Cynthia Burke