Salk Institute For Biological Studies37 Votes Currently Closed
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- Arrive 10 minutes early for the tour.
Entrance Ticket Details For Salk Institute For Biological Studies
- 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
- Bus 101 stop N Torrey Pines Rd & Torrey Pines Scenic Dr.
- Drive to here.
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Salk Institute For Biological Studies Reviews & Ratings
The view is breathtaking. I came here first for a class trip, ever since I started coming here regularly. I brought several local friends and family members to look at the art of the building designs whoever came here with me where amazed with the scene. Just try to come on a beautiful sunny day , and you will enjoy what you see.
For $7.50 you can walk into the court yard area. I did the self guided tour. Nice building but not really much to see. The self-guide tour is limited to the court yard and you can't go past the fountain or in any buildings. You can't get up higher to look down. No tripods allowed even though there is no one around to be bothered by it. No real information for the self-tour. For $7.50 they could at least give you a movie about the place or maybe a audio tour. Even as a photographer, I was done after about 10 minutes. On the plus side you are donating to the upkeep of the buildings, your pass is good for seven days (although it's closed on the weekend) and you can use the bathroom. We were staying at a resort next door so at least we could just walk over and it wasn't much effort except for making online reservations (I guess to keep the crowds away - lol). BTW - Across the street you can view a multitude of interesting modern buildings on the UCSD campus for free.
Salk is such a beautiful place to visit! The views are astonishing! The facility is located right near a cliff where they do paragliding and it is truly amazing to see! Sam is also where Jonas Salk invented the polo vaccine and many other scientific discoveries and innovations took place here so truly a cool place to visit and learn about!
Rating this only as a visitor to "self guided tour"..... Cool place, cool history. $7 to walk around the main outdoor area is kinda of pricey. Seems it used to be free according to others? Your not allowed to see the end of the fountain, which is sad. Some douche probably ruined it for others. Neat but at $7..... I dunno. I guess there's a full guided tour or something but we missed it. Oh well.
good but not that good staff constantly stop us for taking picture