Scripps Institution of Oceanography


La Jolla serves up not only a feast for the senses, but also a banquet for the brain. La Jolla has been the home of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography since 1905. The Institution, which became part of the University of California, San Diego in 1912, is a world-renowned leader in oceanographic research and instruction. Explore Birch Aquarium at Scripps, where permanent exhibits, interactive activities and hands-on tidepools, instill a sense of the fascinating science of oceanography in visitors. The Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way and is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM; it closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. General admission is $11; $9 for seniors, $8 for college students with current ID, and $7.50 for youths age 3-17. A nearby point of interest is the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, founded by Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. It is located adjacent to the campus of the University of California, San Diego at 10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd. The Institute is world-renowned for biological research, and is open for public tours Monday-Friday, except for holidays. Call ahead at 858-453-4100 ext. 1287 for tour times.


8622 Kennel Way
La Jolla, CA 92037


32.86666000, -117.25252100
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(858) 534-3624

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