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Visitor Information & Maps

NIGMS staff members are located in the William H. Natcher Building (also called Building 45) on the main NIH campus. The building is close to the Medical Center Metro (subway) stop on the Red Line. From the Metro platform at the Medical Center stop, take the escalator to the street level and enter the Gateway Center for security screening. For more information on security procedures, please refer to the NIH Visitors and Security page on the main NIH Web site.

NIGMS Street Address

45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200

Driving Instructions

  • From Baltimore and all points north of Washington, DC:
    Take I-95 South toward Washington, DC.
    At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda.
    From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike), and head south toward Washington/Bethesda (note that you will need to stay in the right lane and follow the signs to Route 355 South, Bethesda).
    After the fifth stop light at South Drive, turn right into the Gateway Center visitor parking lot or vehicle inspection area.
     
  • From Virginia and all points south of Washington, DC:
    Take I-95 North toward Washington, DC.
    At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Rockville.
    From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) toward Washington/Bethesda.
    After the fifth stop light at South Drive, turn right into the Gateway Center visitor parking lot or vehicle inspection area.
     
  • From Washington, DC:
    Take Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355) north to Bethesda.
    Cross the Battery Lane, Woodmont Avenue, and Center Drive/Jones Bridge Road intersections, then make a U-turn at South Drive to head south on Rockville Pike. Turn right into the Gateway Center visitor parking lot or vehicle inspection area.
     
  • From National Airport:
    Head west on the George Washington Parkway for approximately 5 miles.
    Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Maryland.
    From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike), and head south toward Washington/Bethesda.
    After the fifth stop light at South Drive, turn right into the Gateway Center visitor parking lot or vehicle inspection area.

Maps

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This page last reviewed on July 14, 2015