Directions to Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives

Please note:  Access to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives is by appointment only

Directions from south of La Jolla

  • Take Interstate 5 NORTH; exit on LA JOLLA PARKWAY (formerly Ardath Road); go east and down the hill (about 1.5 miles).
  • TURN RIGHT on LA JOLLA SHORES DRIVE and go 1 mile to EL PASEO GRANDE.
  • TURN LEFT, then RIGHT on DISCOVERY WAY.

Driving from north of La Jolla

  • Take Interstate 5 SOUTH; exit on GENESEE AVENUE and veer right (west).
  • TURN LEFT at 3rd light on NORTH TORREY PINES ROAD.
  • Go 1 mile to LA JOLLA SHORES DRIVE.
  • TURN RIGHT (west) on LA JOLLA SHORES DRIVE; go down the hill about 1 mile to Scripps.
  • TURN RIGHT on EL PASEO GRANDE, then RIGHT again on DISCOVERY WAY.

Parking Information

  • Park in metered spaces in one of 2 lots on either side of Discovery Way.
  • To avoid feeding the meter, park for free along the streets just a short walk south of Scripps.
  • Don't leave visible valuables in your car.

Bus Information

  • The Scripps shuttle to/from main campus runs weekdays every fifteen minutes from 7:15am to 6:15pm (7:30am to 6:30pm from Scripps), and every 30 minutes from 6:15pm to 8:45pm (6:30pm to 9pm from Scripps).
  • Visit the UCSD Scripps shuttle page for details.
Location of Scripps Institution in La Jolla
Location of Scripps Archives (formerly the Scripps Library) within the Scripps Institution
map of SIO
Photo of Scripps Archives entrance. Archives is on 3rd floor of former Scripps Library building.
Scripps Library picture