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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
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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
Open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on weekdays, and closed weekends and holidays

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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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.



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

The J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center is a year-round conference center located on Cape Cod. The historic property provides magnificent views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. Meeting space can be reserved by outside groups.