California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

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We are on the Northeast corner of California Boulevard & Wilson Avenue in Pasadena. We are located in the South Mudd Building on the 2nd Floor.

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Driving Directions to Caltech

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Travel East on Century Blvd. to the San Diego Freeway (405). Go north on the 405 to the Santa Monica Freeway (10). Proceed east on the 10 to the Harbor/Pasadena Freeway (110). Go north on the 110 until it ends at Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Continue north on Arroyo Parkway to California Blvd. Turn right (east) on California and proceed to Caltech, approximately 1 mile. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

LAX is also served by public transportation and various shuttles. Optionally, you may wish to take the airport bus to the Pasadena Hilton, the Doubletree, or the Pasadena Holiday Inn. Then, take a taxi for the short ride from the hotel to the campus. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From Burbank Airport

Follow the signs leaving the airport to the Golden State Freeway (5). Proceed south on the 5 to the Ventura Freeway (134). Go east on the 134 until it merges with the Foothill Freeway (210). Continue east on the 210 to the Lake Avenue exit. Travel south (right) on Lake Avenue until you reach California Blvd. On California Blvd. turn left until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From Ontario Airport

Follow the signs leaving the airport to the San Bernardino Freeway (10). Go west (towards Los Angeles) on the 10 to the Foothill Freeway (210). Proceed north on the 210 (at one point, the freeway will start traveling west; stay on it) to Lake Avenue exit in Pasadena. Travel south (left) on Lake Avenue until you reach California Blvd. On California Blvd. turn left until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From Downtown and Central Los Angeles

Proceed north on the Harbor/Pasadena Freeway (110) until it ends at Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Continue north on Arroyo Parkway to California Blvd. Turn right (east) on California and proceed to Caltech, approximately 1 mile, until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From the San Fernando Valley and Points North and West

From the West San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and Points West:
Go east on the Ventura Freeway (101). Remain on the Ventura Freeway as its designation changes from the 101 to the 134. Continue traveling east on the 134 until it merges with the Foothill Freeway (210). Continue east on the 210 to the Lake Avenue exit. Travel south (right) on Lake Avenue until you reach California Blvd. On California Blvd. turn left (east) until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From the East San Fernando Valley

Take either the Golden State Freeway (5) or the Hollywood Freeway (170) south to the Ventura Freeway (134). Travel east on the 134 until it merges with the Foothill Freeway (210). Continue east on the 210 to the Lake Avenue exit. Travel south (right) on Lake Avenue until you reach California Blvd. On California Blvd. turn left (east) until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From the Santa Clarita Valley and Points North

Take the Golden State Freeway (5) south to the Foothill Freeway (210). Proceed east on the 210 to the Lake Avenue exit in Pasadena. Travel south (right) on Lake Avenue until you reach California Blvd. On California Blvd. turn left (east) until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From the Westside (West LA, Santa Monica)

Proceed east on the Santa Monica Freeway (10) to the Harbor/Pasadena Freeway (110). Go north on the 110 until it ends at Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Continue north on Arroyo Parkway to California Blvd. Turn right (east) on California and proceed to Caltech, approximately 1 mile, until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From the South Bay (Torrance, Palos Verdes, Long Beach)

Take the Harbor/Pasadena Freeway (110) north until it ends at Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Continue north on Arroyo Parkway to California Blvd. Turn right (east) on California and proceed to Caltech, approximately 1 mile, until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From Orange County and Points South

Proceed north on the Santa Ana Freeway (5) to the Harbor/Pasadena Freeway (110). Take the 110 north until it ends at Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Continue north on Arroyo Parkway to California Blvd. Turn right (east) on California and proceed to Caltech, approximately 1 mile, until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.

From the San Gabriel Valley and Points East

Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Harbor/Pasadena Freeway (110). Proceed north on the 110 until it ends at Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Continue north on Arroyo Parkway to California Blvd. Turn right (east) on California and proceed to Caltech, approximately 1 mile, until you reach Wilson Avenue. The Seismo Lab is on the Northeast corner of California & Wilson on the second floor.