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- Address: 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037, San Diego, United States
- Timings: 11:30 am - 01:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8584534100
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids
Salk Institute For Biological Studies - Review
What, you might ask, are you doing at an institute for biological studies. In one word, architecture. You're here to admire one of the boldest building designs in the world, something that looks like it came out of a science fiction novel. Built in 1965 by architectural firm Loius Kahn, supervised by Jack MacAllister, it is comprised of two structures that mirror each other, on either side of a grand travertine courtyard, through which runs a straight stream. The institute offers tours, public and private, and even a 'Meet the Scientist' event, in which you're educated on the research being conducted here.
Salk Institute For Biological Studies Information
- Arrive 10 minutes early for the tour.
Salk Institute For Biological Studies Ticket Prices
- Students, Seniors (65 and older), and Military: $10.
- Children 12 and under: Free.
- Groups of 14 or less: $150
- Groups of 15 – 29: $300
- Groups of 30 – 44: $450
Salk Institute For Biological Studies Hours
- Tours are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Closed to public all other days.
- Tours last one hour.
- Private tour times: Monday - Friday only, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
How To reach Salk Institute For Biological Studies by Public Transport
- Bus 101 stop N Torrey Pines Rd & Torrey Pines Scenic Dr.
- Drive to here.
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Salk Institute For Biological Studies, San Diego Reviews
Inspiring architecture. Jonas Salk did not win a Nobel Prize for his work including the polio vaccine that has saved countless lives and relieved even more from unnecessary suffering. This landmark helps to memorialize and expand on his legacy. Within its walls, brilliant and dedicated scientists continue to develop remarkable breakthroughs. One of the must visit places for your bucket list.
Our private tour by Barbara was fantastic! A year ago, I had attended a tour of the Salk Institute with a professional organization. I was amazed at the beauty and elegance of the building and wanted to share its rich history with my family. Our group included ages from 18 to 78 with all different interests and goals. Barbara was engaging and was full of fun-facts and the walking tour was equal parts history and architecture. The grounds are magnificent as is the structure. I could not possibly recommend this experience higher. If you want to feel like you are in the middle of something much bigger than one person - this is a place to visit.
One of the greatest modern Architectural masterpieces. The place attracts Architectural tourists from really far away. An amazing place
very striking architecture, sharp and dignified. The water elements add a nice touch that complement the overall aesthetic.
I would've given this 5 stars if getting to the check-in point had been clearer... Getting to the front gate was a bit confusing and seemed far from the overflow gravel parking lot as there weren't any signs directing people where to go. The instructions on the website directed us to go to the visitor center to check-in and receive a guest badge, but in reality it was a guard at the gate under an umbrella with roll of stickers to hand out to guests. The brief discussion with a researcher was very nice. We could feel the excitement for the work/research from the guy's description and in the way he answered questions enthusiastically. The tour itself was fantastic. Led by an architect, he gave just enough architectural information and side stories to keep our interest throughout the tour. When we first arrived there was a heavy fog rolling right through the center of the institution but the tour was timed well and just as the fog cleared up we were freed from the tour to take pictures and putz around in the courtyard on our own. The architecture itself is obviously gorgeous and sited nicely near cliffs/ocean. I'd definitely recommend this tour.