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 for Biomedical Research
455 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Directions + Parking
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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Parking is not available at Whitehead Institute. There are three public parking facilities located close to the main Whitehead Institute building. One is behind Nine Cambridge Center, with entrances off Galileo Galilei Way and Ames Street. The second is on Broadway between Galileo Galilei Way and Ames Street. The third is on Ames Street between Broadway and Main Street. They are indicated on the map by a “P.”
Parking also is available at 500 Technology Square. To access that garage, continue on Main Street away from Kendall Square, take a right onto Portland Street. Take Portland Street to the next intersection and take a right onto Broadway. The entrance to Technology Square and the parking garage will be on your right. The Technology Square garage is the second garage on the right.