Private Architecture Tours

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Private Architecture Tours

Private Architecture Tours

The Salk campus is closed on the following dates:
Salk Company Picnic – July 20, 2018
Special Event – August 20-24, 2018

Private tour Fees:
Groups of 14 or less: $150
Groups of 15 – 29: $300
Groups of 30 – 44: $450

Larger groups can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that all private tour requests must be made no earlier than 3 months prior to the date of your requested tour date.

The Salk Institute is a not-for-profit 501-c3 research institute and all proceeds from the Architecture tour program support the Institute’s wide-ranging scientific inquires that have yielded a steady flow of life-changing discoveries.

Built in the early 1960s, the Salk Institute is revered around the world as a modern architectural treasure. In July 2017, Salk Institute announced with the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) that conservation efforts were complete for one of the key architectural elements at the Salk Institute—its teak window walls. The project offered Salk an opportunity to be proactive in maintaining and conserving the teak for the next 50 years. Learn more about the project here»

Thank you for your interest in a private group tour of the Salk Institute. Group tours may be scheduled for Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Institute is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Group tour requests must be submitted at least 7 business days prior to the prospective tour date. You will receive an email with further instructions within two business days if space is available on the date you have requested.

For more information please see our FAQ or contact Salk tours at or (858) 453-4100, Ext. 1287.

Please use the form Below to Request a Private Group Architecture Tour

  • Please choose dates at least 7 days in advance so that we may schedule a tour guide.
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  • Please choose dates at least 7 days in advance so that we may schedule a tour guide.
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