WMSC Facilities

Comfort, Convenience, & Support

That’s what our facilities offer, whether you’re making a day trip, staying for a weekend, or spending an entire semester on the island. From fully equipped labs and classrooms to lodging, dining, and retreat spaces, we have what you need.

Note: All research visitors should review our Lab Supervision Policy and submit a Research Activities Plan along with their facility reservation. These forms are linked below and are also available on our booking page.

Types of Facilities

Student in a dark lab looking through a microscope
Research Facilities
Our most remarkable research facility is the living lab of the island itself, its surrounding marine reserves, and the San Pedro Channel. WMSC also offers wet and dry labs, sized for individual researchers or groups; a lecture hall and classrooms with A/V setup; a greenhouse and blue house; and dive facilities.
Housing & Dining
Our dining hall serves three meals each day. Housing options include dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms; one-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and living/dining spaces; and 2- and 3-bedroom cottages with full kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms.
Boone Center
Built in 2008, the George and MaryLou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Research is a retreat facility for public- and private-sector leaders looking to develop solutions to environmental and sustainability problems. It consists of six semi-detached homes situated around a central courtyard with a view of Big Fisherman’s Cove.

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Please be aware that the Wrigley Marine Science Center is a working research field station in a remote area. If you have not stayed with us before, we strongly recommend that your group coordinator schedule a site visit before booking to get a sense of what we offer.

If you are a conference or retreat group, in particular, please note that we are not a full-service hotel. We do not provide housekeeping services during your stay, and our ability to accommodate special requests (including dietary requests) is limited. Our team is small and focused primarily on supporting research and educational activities. Please keep this in mind as you consider locations for your event.