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.

Walter Munk, scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, has been called the world’s greatest living oceanographer.

Born in Austria on October 19, 1917, Walter turns 100 years old and this year, and the university celebrates Walter’s lifetime of achievements and the spirit that he embodies: the resolve to perform daring science, the foresight to educate future generations of scientists, and the sense of service that makes science an agent of societal advancement.

We invite you to come learn more about Munk's career achievements through our one-hour public tour focused on his scientific impacts, including a rare public tour the Munk Lab at the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.

Please be aware this tour includes a lot of walking, including a walk up a steep grade. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tours are free but registration is required. A map and tour details will be sent with confirmation of your registration.