The Venue


Robert Paine Scripps Forum

Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean, earth and atmospheric research. Scientists have been studying diatoms here since its inception in 1903. 

The Seaside Forum at Scripps overlooks the La Jolla Shores Beach and Scripps Pier where oceanographic monitoring and diatom samples have been collected since 1919. 


Hotels within Walking Distance

La Jolla Shores Hotel

Hotel La Jolla 

Hotels in Downtown La Jolla (approx. 2.5 mi / 4 km, 15 minute direct bus route)

La Jolla Cove Hotel 

Empress Hotel La Jolla 

Grande Colonial 

Hotels near UC San Diego Main Campus (approx. 2.5 mi / 4 km, 30 minute direct bus route)

Sheraton La Jolla 



San Diego Tourism Authority Hotel and Resort Search 

Bartell Hotels

Other hotels and accommodations can be found in Pacific Beach (approx. 6 mi / 10 km, direct bus route), Mission Valley (11 mi / 18 km), and Downtown (13 mi / 21 km).

Getting Here


Parking at Scripps is not available. Free but limited street parking can be found in the neighborhood south of the campus.  Consider using rideshare options like Lyft and Uber.

Public Transit

Mass transit is served by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) The closest bus stop to the forum is on Bus Route 30 at La Jolla Shores Dr and Naga Way.

UC San Diego also operates a free shuttle from Scripps to the main campus where there are connections to other bus routes and the MTS Blue Line Trolley.