Sited for Science

Whitehead Institute was constructed in the early 1980s on a vacant lot on the northern edge of the MIT campus, strategically placed in proximity to the physical resources of MIT’s Department of Biology. Today, the Institute is at the nexus of a vibrant biomedical “supercluster.” The Broad Institute, along with the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, have emerged or expanded since Whitehead’s founding, and promising biotech startups now sit alongside such industry leaders as Biogen Idec, Genzyme, and Novartis. It is an unprecedented concentration of talent; a neighborhood where innovation and discovery are the norm.


Whitehead Institute

455 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
617 258.5000

Directions + Parking

Public Transportation

Whitehead Institute is located on the Red Line subway system at the Kendall Square/MIT stop. Exit the T station and walk away from Boston (away from the river) on Main Street. Whitehead Institute is two blocks up on the right, at the corner of Main Street and Galileo Galilei Way.
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Driving Directions

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Public parking

Parking is not available at Whitehead Institute. There are two public parking facilities located close to the main Whitehead Institute building. One is behind 455 Main Street, with entrances off Galileo Galilei Way and Ames Street. The second is on Broadway between Galileo Galilei Way and Ames Street. 

© Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research              455 Main Street          Cambridge, MA 02142