Everything You Need to Solve the World’s Problems
The Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC) is a field station tailored to the needs of environmental and sustainability research. Located in a pristine environment on Santa Catalina Island, just 22 miles from Los Angeles, WMSC provides unparalleled access to both unspoiled natural systems and areas heavily affected by human activity.
WMSC is equipped to host both undergraduate and graduate courses and individual academic researchers. Whether you want to give your students an immersive educational experience or advance your own planet-saving investigations, we’re here to support you.
From the island itself to labs, housing, classrooms, and more, we’ve got the spaces to make your stay at WMSC both comfortable and productive.
Boating & Transportation
We offer free transportation to and from WMSC, plus a full-service waterfront to support research and educational activities.
WMSC offers full support for research diving, including access to boating and the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber.
WMSC is in a prime location for drone-based research as well as kayaking, snorkeling, and other activities to enrich your experience.
Book Your Visit
Enjoy a live view of the underwater world in our cove! Explore.org hosts this 24/7 livestream of Big Fisherman Cove, where our students and researchers often work. See if you can spot a Garibaldi, California’s state marine fish, or one of the other species that often visit or live in our cove. We’ve seen giant sea bass, bat rays, two-spot octopuses, nudibranchs, sea lions, and more!