Public Tours

People visit Scripps Pier during a tour

Sign up for a tour

Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers free tours to area residents, new faculty and staff, first-time visitors to our campus, and the general public. These 50-minute tours are led by knowledgeable volunteer guides who are eager to show you the most notable features of our beautiful campus.

For more than a century, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has played an important role in creating a healthier planet for future generations. Today, Scripps Oceanography is an international leader in furthering scientific understanding of the globe.  Groundbreaking discoveries at Scripps inspire solutions to some of the greatest environmental challenges we face today.

Come learn more about Scripps – sign up for a tour today.

Please Note: Your tour reservation request should be submitted no later than noon on the Thursday before the tour you’ve chosen.

Considerations for the Disabled: There are hills and steps in the standard tour.  Please indicate on the reservation request form if you require assistance.

Parking: Parking in Scripps lots is by permit only.  People attending a public tour will be required to park on the street. 

Not able to attend a regularly scheduled tour?  Check out our virtual tour: