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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 tours@salk.edu or 858-453-4100, Ext. 1287, weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tour Pricing: Adults: $15
Students (w/ ID), Seniors (65 and older), and Military: $10
Children 12 and under: Free

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Docents left to right: Conrado Gallardo, Carol Chin, Jeanine Gettinger, Ellen Zimmerman, Barbara Alcorn, Lily Robinson, Don McKahan, Elena Oanta, and Cynthia Burke

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City: La Jolla, CA 92037
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Phone: 858.453.4100
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