Directions to Biolabs

  • Entrance to the Biolabs

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Unless otherwise noted, OEB Seminars take place in the Bio Labs Lecture Hall at 16 Divinity Avenue. Following are directions:

TRAVELING BY CAR TO HARVARD SQUARE

Important note: if you will be driving, secure a parking reservation in advance.
Parking in the vicinity of the Harvard campus is difficult and is restricted to Cambridge residents only on many nearby local streets. There is some on street short-term metered parking. Visitors are encouraged to avoid driving and instead use the area’s extensive public transit system, particularly the MBTA Red Line or MBTA buses.
 
If driving, please be aware that visitor parking at Harvard is on a space-available basis. To purchase a parking permit (with credit card) you must register online at the University Operations Services (UOS) webpage at least one day in advance (instructions below).  No parking is available directly at the BioLabs at 16 Divinity Ave. The closest lot is located at 52 Oxford Street.
 
Weekday permits at available Harvard owned garages are $16.00 per day (subject to change), and lots fill up quickly, so please try to obtain a permit as early as possible.
 
Harvard Parking Online Self-Service System: Go to the Parking Webpage and follow the instructions carefully.   
 
All visitor parking questions should be directed to the Parking office, at 617 496-7827, or via e-mail, at parking@harvard.edu.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO HARVARD SQUARE

Driving from North of Boston: Take I-93 South to exit 26A (Storrow Drive/North Station).  Keep left and take the underpass to Storrow Drive.  Continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge/Allston. After a Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel, take the right-hand exit to “Harvard Square - Cambridge.”  Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.  Directions from Harvard Square to parking areas are below.

Driving from South of Boston: Take I-93 North to exit 26 (Cambridge/Storrow Drive).  The exit ramp merges with traffic on Storrow Drive from the left.  Move to one of the right lanes and continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge/Allston. After a Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel, take the right-hand exit to “Harvard Square - Cambridge.” Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street.  Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.  Directions from Harvard Square to parking areas are below.

Driving Mass Pike from West of Boston: Take I-90 East (Mass Turnpike) to exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston). A toll may apply.  If so, it will vary depending on Pike entry and exit points.  It can vary from $.5 to $9.  Bear right after tollbooth at end of exit ramp.  Turn left after lights (before the bridge) onto Storrow Drive. Take Cambridge/Allston exit (1/2 mile ahead) and turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street.  Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.  Directions from Harvard Square to parking areas are below. 

Driving from Logan Airport: Follow the signs for I-93 and Boston. You will go through a set of tollbooths ($3 for cars) before the Sumner Tunnel. Stay to the right through Sumner Tunnel. At the end of the tunnel bear to the right and follow the signs for Storrow Drive. Continue along the river on Storrow Drive West for approximately four miles. Pass the “Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge” exit and then the Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel. Directly after the Doubletree, take the right-hand exit marked “Harvard Square - Cambridge.” Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.  Directions from Harvard Square to parking areas are below.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

From Logan Airport by Subway
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Silver Line, a free rapid-transit bus system, stops at all Logan Airport terminals.  Take the Silver Line to South Station.  From South Station, take the Red Line inbound (Alewife Train) six stops to Harvard Square. The Harvard Square stop is across the street from the Harvard Yard.  You can also use the Church Street / Harvard Yard exit.  
Taking the Red Line MBTA Subway (from North and South)
Take a Red Line train from Boston or Alewife inbound to Harvard Square.  The station has multiple exits; take a Massachusetts Avenue or Church Street Harvard Yard exit.  See walking directions below. 
You may want to consider purchasing a CharlieCard Day-Pass ($12.00) which will cover subway and bus fares for one day. The one-way subway cost is $2.10. For MBTA information, please visit their website here.

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM HARVARD SQUARE TO BIO LABS

To the Biological Laboratories (BioLabs)
16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, 02138
From Harvard Square, walk northwest on Massachusetts Ave towards Brattle Street keeping the Harvard Yard fence and gates on your right.  Follow the fence as it turns right and opens up onto a wide plaza in front the Harvard Science Center that will be on your left. You will walk to the intersection of Kirkland and Oxford which is located between the Science Center on your left and the large brick Memorial Hall on your right (the large ornate brick building, home of Sanders Theatre).  Walk down Kirkland Street and take the first left onto Divinity Avenue. 16 Divinity Ave will be on the right, almost at the end of the short street.  Estimated time is 10-15 minutes.