Parking: On weekends, public parking is available in lots P002 and P003, and permits can be purchased from the pay station in lot P003.
Limited parking is available on nearby surface streets, but there are restrictions and time limits that are enforced by local police. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before the tour to find parking offsite of the Scripps campus.
Interested in exploring Scripps Institution of Oceanography? Founded in 1903, Scripps is one of the oldest and most prestigious marine and earth sciences research institutions in the world. The Scripps mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment.
Come learn more about this jewel of the University of California system; we invite you to join our 1-hour public tour.
Tours are free but registration is required. A map and tour details will be sent with confirmation of your registration.
If registration is less than ten, the tour will be cancelled. We will send you an email at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled tour if it will be cancelled.