Logistics

Security
All NIH visitors must go through a security clearance at the NIH Gateway Center to receive a visitor's badge. Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags/purses inspected or x-rayed. All visitors must present a government-issued photo ID to enter the campus.

Public Transportation
The Washington D.C. Metrorail system has a station on the NIH campus called "Medical Center". Upon exiting the station, it is a short walk to the NIH campus shuttle, which will take you to NIH buildings on the main campus.

Metrorail service is available from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and from Union Station (railway). Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center Station.

For more information, visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and NIH Campus Shuttle Schedules

Directions 
The Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35) is located on the west side of the NIH campus, on the corner of Convent Drive and Lincoln Drive. Visitor parking is limited, so take public transportation, if possible. From the Metro exit, proceed to the NIH Gateway Center for security clearance. The campus shuttle will be available at the NIH Gateway Center. The Porter Neuroscience Research Center is a stop on the red shuttle line.

See NIH Visitor Information for more details.

The estimated taxi fare (one-way) from the three local airports to campus are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): $55
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): $55
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): $75

Hotels
Several hotels in the Bethesda/Rockville area are convenient to the meeting and located close to Metrorail's Red Line.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-822-9200

 

This hotel is located 0.3 miles from the White Flint Metro Station on the Red Line, two stops north of the Medical Center Station.

 

Hilton Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-468-1100

 

This hotel is located half a block from the Twinbrook Metro Station on the Red Line, three stops north of the Medical Center Station.

 

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-657-1234

 

This hotel is located half a block from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line, one stop south of the Medical Center Station.

 

Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-652-2000

 

This hotel is located five blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line, one stop south of the Medical Center Station.

 

Residence Inn Bethesda Hotel
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-718-0200

 

This hotel is located one block from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line, one stop south of the Medical Center Station.

 

Dining
Lunch will be available for purchase at the Building 35 cafeteria.

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