Wrigley Marine Science Center

The USC Wrigley Institute maintains a state-of-the-art research center and teaching facility on Catalina Island, 20 miles offshore from Los Angeles, that's available for use by USC faculty and students, researchers from other universities, conference organizers and a wide range of educational groups. The Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center offers the following:

  • A location on a small cove at the "quiet end" of Catalina Island and in close proximity to a marine reserve and deep ocean waters.
  • Eight laboratories that accommodate up to 24 researchers and 60 students.
  • A full service waterfront to support marine-based research and education.
  • Conference facilities for up to 85 participants.
  • Housing for over 106 overnight visitors and meal services for up to 150 diners.
  • A range of housing options, from economically priced dorm rooms to elegant accommodations in the new Boone Center for Environmental Leadership.

The establishment and expansion of the Wrigley Marine Science Center, and its contribution to scientific education and research, are the result of the support and vision of the Wrigley Family and the backing of the USC College and the many USC donors who are committed to environmental research and education.