Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Explore Salk

Explore Salk


Due to concern over COVID-19, the Salk Institute has decided to close the campus to all visitors and to cancel or postpone upcoming events.
We look forward to hosting Explore Salk in 2021.

The San Diego community is welcome at the Salk Institute to join us in celebrating the legacy of our founder, Jonas Salk. This special free, open house offers many unique, family-friendly learning opportunities, including:

  • Hands-on experiments for children of all ages hosted by Salk’s Education Outreach program
  • Conversations with Salk scientists and research demonstrations
  • Presentations by esteemed Salk faculty
  • Self-guided architecture tours of the iconic campus

The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. We are small by choice, intimate by nature, fearless in the face of any challenge and we live to discover.