Pritzker Marine Biological Research Center

The Pritzker Marine Biological Research Center was built in 2001 with funds from Jack and Rhoda Pritzker, a grant from the National Science Foundation, matching state funds, and gifts-in-kind from the Uniroyal Technological Group. The building measures approximately 10,000 square feet, with an additional 10,000 underneath the building used for quarantine, equipment storage, and the seawater system. The two white silos flanking the staircase hold our 20,000 gallon seawater supply. This water is pumped from the bay every few months, filtered, ozonated, and then continuously circulated throughout the building.