Travel Information

The National Academies
Keck Center
500 Fifth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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  • Transportation Options

Driving/Walking Directions to Keck Center:  (includes directions from nearby airports and metro rail stations)

Capital Bike Share is a bike sharing program in DC that many find a more convenient and enjoyable option for transportation around the city. Keck Center conveniently has a bike station located just around the corner from us (5th and F Street intersection). For more information about the Capital Bike Share Program:

Metro Rail: Keck Center is located within one block from the following metro stations:

RED Line: Judiciary Square (use escalators leading to 4th and 5th Streets Exit)

GREEN/YELLOW/RED Line: Gallery Place/Chinatown (use escalators leading to 7th/F St Exit)

For more information on planning your metro rail trip:

DC Taxis:

Yellow Cab Company of DC: (202) 544.1212 /

Diamond Cab: (202) 387-6200 /

  • Parking

Keck Center Parking Garage: There is limited parking at the Keck Center. Visitor parking is provided on a first come basis in the designated spaces of the Keck Facility garage on the P1 Level. The entrance to the parking garage is on 6th Street between E and F Streets. When you enter the garage, tell the guard you are attending the “Emerging Science Individual Variability Workshop”. Also, you will be asked to show identification to the guard and directed to park at the visitors parking lot on the P1 Level. Visitors are required to complete the information on the visitor parking tag. Please note that there is no overnight parking available at the Keck Center.

Keck Center Parking Garage Hours: Monday through Friday 6:00am-7:00pm

Nearby Parking Garages: You can also find other nearby parking garages on