Map of MIT campus - building 46

Directions

Via Public Transportation - MBTA ("The T")

Subway

By train, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. Exit onto Main Street. Walk west on Main Street approximately three (3) blocks (past Dock Street, Ames Street and Vassar Street). The entrance to the McGovern Institute is on Main Street. The imaging center is on the first floor.

Bus

The #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square. The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. One side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street is the Stratton Student Center and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area). Additionally, the CT1 (Cross Town) stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue and the CT2 stops on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar St. as well as Kendall Square T Station.

Note

MBTA has an interactive "Trip Planning" feature on their website at http://trip.mbta.com/cgi-bin/index.pl which allows you to enter a starting and ending address and customize your trip using public transportation.

Driving Directions

From Logan Airport

Leaving the airport follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Entering the tunnel keep in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, keeping in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the Back Bay/Cambridge signs (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Keep in the right lane and follow the Storrow Drive West signs. After passing under the pedestrian walk bridges, change to the left lane and take Exit 2A-N. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge. Go past MIT's main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, which will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights. Make a right at Albany Street; go about 0.3 miles and turn right on Main Street. Go about 0.1 miles and you will find the entrance to the McGovern Institute.

From the North (I-95 or I-93)

If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the South (I-95 or I-93)

If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)

Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about 0.5 miles. Make a left at Albany Street; go about 0.3 miles and turn right on Main Street. Go about 0.1 miles and you will find the entrance to the McGovern Institute.

From Route I-93

From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT - the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left. Go past MIT's main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, which will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights. Make a right at Albany Street; go about 0.3 miles and turn right on Main Street. Go about 0.1 miles and you will find the entrance to the McGovern Institute.

Parking

The Martinos Imaging Center has two parking spaces located at the rear of MIT building #44 (adjacent to building 46 on Vassar Street). If you are interested in using these spaces during your visit, please ask the research staff for a temporary parking pass.


Directions to parking spots:  

a. If you are traveling on Massachusetts Avenue from Boston into Cambridge, turn RIGHT onto Vassar Street.
b. Turn LEFT into the driveway just before building 46 (there is a small sign that reads "building 48 deliveries" in the driveway entrance).
c. The fence by the train tracks state you must turn right, but due to the lane being blocked on the Massachussetts Ave side you must turn LEFT to access our spots.
d. The parking spots are the last two on your LEFT at the rear of building 44 - there are two spots clearly labeled "Martinos Imaging Center" and you may park in either space.
e. A map showing building 44 and 46 can be found at the following link: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=46&Buildings=go

  

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Martinos Imaging Center - 43 Vassar Street. 46-1171, Cambridge, MA 02139 - Tel: (617) 324-2702, Fax: (617) 324-2701, Email: mri-team at mit dot edu