Location & Visitor Information

Location*
Main Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center
(Building 45)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Main Campus)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

*Natcher Conference Center is a short walk from NIH’s visitor entrance, the NIH Gateway Center; a shuttle is also available (see details below).

NIH Security
All visitors must access NIH via the NIH Gateway Center
. NIH guests will be required to show one form of identification (a government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit. In preparation for accessing NIH's campus, all meeting attendees (even those who have been to NIH before) are encouraged to review the detailed Campus Access and Security requirements.

Please allow approximately 30 minutes for passing through NIH security. The NIH Visitor Map has additional information about specific security requirements (including vehicle inspection) and information regarding the visitors’ entrance.

NIH Visitor Information
NIH visitors may find detailed information by reviewing NIH's Getting to NIH
page; highlights include:

Public Transportation. Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) is a short walk from the Metro’s Medical Center stop (subway). Attendees are encouraged to use Metro because parking is limited on NIH’s campus. Metro provides trip planning tools (including schedules and maps) and additional public transportation information is available from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website.

Parking. Although attendees are encouraged to take Metro, limited parking is available for a fee at NIH.

NIH Shuttle. A shuttle is available from the NIH Gateway Center (next to the Metro) to the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45). Select Building 45 for the stop.

Airports
Three airports serve the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Transportation options include SuperShuttle, taxicabs, and rental cars available at all airports. Metro is available at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Local Hotels
The listed hotels are all Metro accessible and located within 5 miles of the event.

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

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 897-9400

Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 652-2000

Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 718-0200

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(301) 468-1100

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 654-8111

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(877) 898-0864

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