From Neural Activity to Behavior Logistics

The Porter Neuroscience Research Center Building 35A. Conference Room GE620/630

Location

The Porter Neuroscience Research Center
Building 35A. Conference Room GE620/630
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

The Porter Neuroscience Research Center is a research facility located along the western edge of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Security check-in at the NIH Gateway Center

Security

To access the building, all visitors must go through security check at the NIH Gateway Center located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station before entering the NIH campus. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the meeting to allow time to get through the security checkpoints at the visitor entrances on campus. Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or green card) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Please see the NIH visitors map below or download a printable version.

NIH Map

NOTE: Please visit the NIH VISITOR INFORMATION site prior to your trip to obtain detailed visitor access, security, transportation and parking information.

Driving Directions to NIH Campus

From I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Northern Virginia or Maryland

  • Take I-495 (Capital Beltway) westbound (Outer Loop) or northbound (Inner Loop).
  • Take Exit 36 to Old Georgetown Road, south.
  • Turn left onto West Cedar Lane.
  • Yield right onto Rockville Pike.
  • Follow signs to the main visitor’s entrance on the right.

Parking at NIH Campus

Short-term, metered parking and long-term, attendant-controlled parking is available to visitors for $2 per hour for the first three hours, or $12 per day.

Visitor parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if possible, take public transportation. There is a Metro station on the NIH campus with shuttle bus service to the main buildings.

Public Transportation

Metrorail

The nearest Metrorail station is Medical Center Station on the Red Line. To plan your route to campus, use Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metro Trip Planner.

Campus Shuttle Service

The NIH Campus Shuttle is free of charge and runs daily, both on and around campus to Building 35a.

Rideshare

Rideshare and taxi services are available and may enter campus via the Gateway Center Vehicle Inspection Center.

Area Airports

Fares and times listed below are approximate.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately a 30 minute drive. The average cost of a one-way taxicab ride is $46.00.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately a 35 minute drive. The average cost of a one-way taxicab ride is $56.00.

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately a 42 minute drive. The average cost of a one-way taxicab ride is $75.00.

Nearby Hotels

Please contact the hotels directly for current rates.

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 822-9200
Website: MarriottBethesda.com

Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 20814
Tel: 1- 301 657 1234
Website: Bethesda.Hyatt.com

DoubleTree Hotel Bethesda – Washington, DC
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 652-2000
Website: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda