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Visiting Our Buildings

Our public meetings and events are held at several facilities in Washington, D.C., as well as conference centers in California and Massachusetts.

Washington, D.C.

National Academy of Sciences Building 
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Tel.: 202-334-2000

This historic building hosts various symposia, lectures, and cultural events and art exhibits that are open to the public. Visitors can see the Albert Einstein Memorial and explore the building’s interesting art and architectural features during normal business hours.

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Keck Center
500 Fifth St., N.W.
Tel.: 202-334-2000

Opened in 2002, the Keck Center houses more than 1,000 employees and is a popular site for public meetings. The National Academies Press Bookstore is on the first floor. The building also features cultural events and art exhibits that are open to the public by appointment.

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Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Sixth and E streets, N.W.
Tel: 202-334-1201 or 888-KOSHLAND (888-567-4526)

The Koshland Science Museum engages the general public in an exploration of the current scientific issues that affect their lives. The museum's state-of-the-art exhibits, public events, and educational programs provide information that stimulates discussion and offers insight into how science supports decision-making.

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Tel.: 949-721-2200

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center is home to several significant programs such as the Distinctive Voices Series, the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia, the Kavli Frontiers of Science, and the Frontiers of Engineering. The award-winning conference center is situated on seven acres bordering the cities of Irvine and Newport Beach.

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J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole
Tel.: 508-548-3760

Located on Cape Cod, the J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center is a historic year-round conference facility that hosts the Distinctive Voices Series @ the Jonsson Center and welcomes a variety of scientific, educational, and corporate meetings. The property boasts magnificent views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay and can accommodate groups ranging in size from five to 100.