Parking and Directions


The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) is located on the Cambridge/Somerville line at 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA on a 5 beautiful acres of wooded land. However, PLEASE NOTE that the vehicle entrance (for drop offs) is located at 200 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA. 

For detailed driving and public transportation directions, please visit the American Academy's website at AAAS


Metered parking in and around the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is extremely limited. There is NO PARKING available at the AAAS. Limited parking is available in the Northwest Parking Garage at Harvard located at 52 Oxford Street. Should you need parking, please email Kelly Colbourn at as soon as possible. 


The Origins of Life Initiative has an Uber account that is also available to you, however you will need to let us know in advance if that is an option you would like to use, as we will need to set up a profile under our account for you. If you would like to use our Uber account, please let us know by Wednesday, March 29th to allow enough time for set up. Please email Sara Yorke directly to set up an Uber account at

For any additional questions, please contact Kelly Colbourn, Associate Director at