Visiting the NAE

All facilities of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are open.

Visitors must show a valid government ID (or a digital photo of the card) to the security staff at the Keck Center or the NAS Building, or to the management staff at the Beckman Center, when they enter the facility. View more information about visiting one of our buildings.

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

As of March 20, 2023, COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements are no longer in effect. Wearing a mask or respirator is not a requirement, but anyone who chooses to wear one should feel free and comfortable to do so. 
 

Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Parking

Entrance to the building's parking garage is in the rear of the building on 6th Street. When entering, be ready to tell the guard the name of the meeting you are attending. 

By Metro's Green or Yellow Line

  • Take Metro's Green or Yellow Line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown station.
  • Exit the station by following signs to Seventh and F Streets/Arena.
  • Turn LEFT and walk EAST on F St. N.W., two blocks past the Verizon Center.
  • Turn RIGHT on to Fifth St. N.W.
  • Walk past the fire station parking lot. The next building on your RIGHT will be 500 Fifth St. N.W.

By Metro's Red Line

  • Take Metro's Red Line to the Judiciary Square station.
  • Exit the station by following signs to the Building Museum (F St.) exit, between Fourth and Fifth Sts. N.W.
  • Turn LEFT and walk WEST on F St. N.W.
  • Cross Fifth St. N.W. and turn LEFT.
  • Walk past the fire station parking lot. The next building on your RIGHT will be 500 Fifth St. N.W.


National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418

There is a small visitor lot off of 21st street, but currently due to construction, it can only be accessed via Virginia Ave - the Constitution Ave intersection is closed for northbound travel.

Use the following address in GPS:  256 21st St NW.

By Metro

  • Take the Orange or Blue Line to Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stop.
  • Turn right when you exit the station.
  • Walk south down 23rd Street, NW for approximately 7 blocks.
  • Turn left onto C Street, NW (after the State Department).
  • Cross 22nd Street.
  • The main entrance is in the Front of the building (2101 Constitution Ave.).
  • A secondary entrance is located at 2100 C Street.

 

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92617
Tel.: 949-721-2200