Dad has traveled to the Salk Institute!
It is located in La Jolla, California, on the Pacific Ocean. It's one of the worlds top research institutions, found by Jonas Salk, a scientist.
For the last 50 years Salk Institute, has focused on tomorrow's scientists, training and researching for cures on Cancer, Genomic Medicine and Plant Biology.
The Salk Institute, was designed by Louis Kahn, an artist and architect.
This glass work of art is called "The Sun" by the Artist Dale Chihuly. He gave this to Salk Institute as a gift for their 50th Anniversary on April 14, 2011.
Big words :
institute - a group of people working on the same goal
research - work to learn more about something
artist - a person who makes art
architect - a person who plans, designs and builds buildings