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We were a group of commercial contractors, the knowledgeable tour guides tailored the Architectural Tour to include building material components in addition to the rich history and scientific backdrop of the SALK Institute. It was a memorable and enlightening experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
We had a wonderful guided tour around the Salk institute - wonderful building and incredible setting. The tour was incredible, really well explained, both from the laboratories and the architecture point of view.
Beautiful architecture by Louis Kahn, beautiful to see, especially as close to sunset as you can visit, best in winter because you can see a sunset before they close the grounds to visitors at 5:30pm daily
The tour far exceeded our expectations. Interesting and informative. We have lived in San Diego since the early '70's and although we have heard many great thing about the Institute and passed it many times we never previously took the time to visit.
Be sure to arrive early to hear the 15-minute science talk on M/W/F. You definitely need a reservation for the architecture tour--I had to make mine about 6 weeks ahead for a mid-July date. You can still walk the plaza and take in the view...More