About NIA

Visitor Information

NIA Locations

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is based at the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and various other locations throughout the Greater Washington, D.C./Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

NIH Campus - Bethesda, MD

The NIA offices located at the NIH Campus at Building 31C, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland include the Office of the Director; Office of International Activities; Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation; Office of Communications and Public Liaison; and the Office of Administrative Management; and the Financial Management Branch. The Intramural Research Program Brain Physiology and Metabolism section is located in Building 35, and the Laboratory of Neurogenetics is located in Building 10. For NIA's NIH Campus mailing address, refer to NIA's Contact Us page.

Gateway Building - Bethesda, MD

The Gateway Building, located at 7201 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland, is approximately 1.5 miles south of the NIH Campus. The Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, an IRP program, is located in the Gateway Building. Both NIA's Extramural Research Program areas and administrative offices are housed here, including the Office of Biological Resources and Resource Development, Office of Research Resources and Development, Division of Extramural Activities, Grants and Contracts Management Office, and the Scientific Review Office. NIA's extramural programs include:

IRP - Baltimore, MD

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) comprises 11 scientific laboratories, a clinical research branch, a research resources support branch, and 2 sections. Research is conducted in several sites; most of the laboratories are based at the Gerontology Research Center and the Triad Technology Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The address for the IRP location on the Bayview campus is 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 101, Baltimore, Maryland. The Clinical Research Branch’s Advanced Studies in Translational Research on Aging (ASTRA) Unit is located at Harbor Hospital. The address for the ASTRA Unit at Harbor Hospital is 3001 South Hanover Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Parking Information

The Gateway Building

Hourly visitor parking is available in the garage located under the Gateway Building. Turn on to Willow Drive and the parking garage is immediately on the left. Drive down to the attendant station for pricing information.

Parking meters are available across the street from the Gateway Building. Turn on to Willow Drive and turn right at the second entrance into the metered lot.

Handicapped accessible parking is available in both the Gateway Building underground parking garage and outdoor metered parking lot.

The NIH Campus

For parking information at the NIH Campus, see the Office of Research Services Division of Travel and Transportation Services. Additional parking information is available on NIH's Web site. See:

To locate Building 31, see the NIH Campus Map.

Metro Transit Information

Visitors can take the MetroRail to both the Gateway Building and the NIH Campus via the Red Line (see MetroRail System Map). The closest MetroRail station to the Gateway Building is the Bethesda Station, located at 7450 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. The MetroRail station at Medical Center is located in front of the NIH Campus.