Open Doors La Jolla
Explore the La Jolla Cultural Zone from the inside out. Now in its third year, this open house-style event extends an invitation to visit, explore, and get an up-close look at La Jolla’s cultural heritage and historic architecture. Free and open to the public, participants are invited to step inside the buildings that make the Cultural Zone so special.
At MCASD, take advantage of FREE Museum admission during the hours of Open Door La Jolla, and enjoy three new exhibitions: Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage, Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, and Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez. Scripps on Prospect is an archival project of MCASD and the La Jolla Historical Society that examines the evolution of their respective buildings at 700 and 780 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Enjoy free tours of the exhibition at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
See below for more information about what you'll find at the other Open Doors La Jolla locations.
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Join us for art, architecture, appetizers, and live entertainment in the Garden. Several well-known local artists will have their works on display and are graciously available to discuss their art over beverages and appetizers. Scheduled tours of our historically significant Irving Gill “Cubist” style B&B will also be available. Come and share in the rich history of La Jolla.
The Cuvier Club
The historic Cuvier Club, originally a WWII USO hall, has consistently been voted the #1 Event Venue on San Diego’s A-List Awards. See for yourself why they are the Best of the Best and enjoy tasty delights provided by the equally impressive Abbey Catering Co of La Jolla.
La Jolla Historical Society
On view in the MCASD Axline Court, the collaborative exhibition Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage traces the history of two Scripps properties in the Cultural Zone. www.lajollahistory.org.
La Jolla Woman's Club
Enjoy tours of the historic Irving Gill building donated by Ellen Browning Scripps and meet Miss Ellen’s biographer, Dr. Molly McClain.
La Jolla Recreation Center
Tour the historic La Jolla Recreation Center, designed by Irving Gill. Both the grounds and building were donated by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1915. The Bishop’s School is currently under construction and will offer a booth on the La Jolla Recreation Center lawn to acquaint visitors with a bit of their rich history.
St. James by-the-Sea
Learn about the church’s history, architecture, stained glass windows, and its current major renovation project. Enjoy a performance and demonstration on the 60 rank Austin pipe organ and meet “St. James” up close. www.sjbts.org