Directions to the National Academy of Sciences Building

(Closed for restoration until 2012)

The National Academy of Sciences Building, located in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C., is served by Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). The NAS Building is located approximately 10-15 minutes from DCA by taxi and approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic, from IAD and BWI.  The building is accessible by Metro's Orange and Blue lines.

By Car from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)

  1. Exit the airport to George Washington Memorial Parkway NORTH. Exit to Memorial Bridge.
  2. Bear LEFT after crossing Memorial Bridge into Washington, D.C.
  3. Take second LEFT onto Henry Bacon Drive N.W.
  4. Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Constitution Avenue N.W.
  5. Turn LEFT at second light onto 21st Street N.W.
  6. Parking lot entrance is on left before traffic light at intersection with C Street N.W.

By Car from Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  1. Exit the airport to Airport Access Road EAST.
  2. Follow until Access Road merges with Interstate 66 EAST.
  3. Follow I-66 EAST across the Roosevelt Bridge into Washington, D.C. After the bridge, I-66 becomes Route 50 EAST/Constitution Avenue N.W.
  4. Turn LEFT at fourth light onto 21st Street N.W.
  5. Parking lot entrance is on left before traffic light at intersection with C Street N.W.

By Car from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

  1. Exit the airport to Interstate 195 WEST.
  2. Exit I-195 to MD-295 SOUTH (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) towards Washington, D.C.
  3. Follow MD-295 SOUTH to exit for Route 50 WEST to downtown Washington, D.C.
  4. Follow Route 50 WEST as it turns into New York Avenue N.E.
  5. Turn LEFT onto Ninth Street N.W.
  6. Turn RIGHT onto Constitution Avenue N.W.Turn RIGHT onto 21st Street N.W.
  7. Parking lot entrance is on left before traffic light at intersection with C Street N.W.

By Metro's Orange or Blue Line

  1. Take Metro's Orange or BLue Line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station.
  2. Turn RIGHT on to 23rd Street N.W. when you exit the station.
  3. Walk SOUTH on 23rd Street N.W. for approximately 8 blocks.
  4. Turn LEFT onto Constitution Avenue, N.W.
  5. Cross 22nd Street N.W. The next building on your left.

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