Salk Institute’s Step into Discovery will take place on Saturday, April 12, beginning with the annual Walk for Salk 5K at the institute’s iconic courtyard, which will take participants on a scenic route along Torrey Pines and finish back on the Salk campus. Walk registration opens at 7:30am; the 5K walk begins at 9am. Entry fee for Walk for Salk is $35; children 12 and under are free. All proceeds go to Salk Institute to support education outreach efforts throughout San Diego.
In the afternoon, the free-to-the-public Explore Salk offers participants a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Salk Institute laboratories, scientific talks, and hands-on activities. The minimum age for entry to laboratories for Explore Salk is 16 years old. Tours, a kids’ discovery zone, and science booths open at 10am. (858.597.0657, www.salk.edu/stepintodiscovery)