Salk Institute of Biological Studies 3.4 rating


Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Two symmetrical buildings stare at each other across a courtyard, the length of which runs a wide river which reverses into a pool and, through a small waterfall, down towards the dining hall seating area. The building is surrounded by a moat, and sports orange trees in the courtyard. In addition, many doors are deliberately unlabeled to encourage scientific exploration. The Salk gives tours, but you must schedule them (they are early in the morning).



About Salk Institute of Biological Studies

 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA, United States

 +1 858-453-4100

Salk Institute of Biological Studies and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego(0.9 km)
A combination of a small liberal arts college and a large research university, UCSD has a good reputation locally and offers some interesting sights.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Torrey Pines Gliderport(0.2 km)
Learn to hang glide here.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps(2.4 km)
The public center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (of University of California, San Diego), this award-winning aquarium has many fantastic exhibits, with oceanic species from all over the Pacific Ocean displayed, as well as sharks, a tide pool, a large kelp tank, and a coral reef (with actual living coral).

Black's Beach

Black's Beach(0.8 km)
Set against high cliffs, Black's Beach is the largest nude beach in the country.

Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium(2.4 km)

Salk Institute of Biological Studies Tickets and Tours in San Diego

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