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Location

National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070

Real ID Act: New Visitor Access Requirements

Acceptable Photo Identification:

For Non-US Citizens: Valid passport for photo identification
For US Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident/Green card for photo identification
For US Citizens: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.

Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details.


Driving to NIST Gaithersburg

When driving to NIST, plan some extra time to get through the security checkpoints at the visitor entrances to campus. Consider taking public transportation as an alternative. See the Parking and Getting Around page for details.

From northbound I-270: Take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. Bear right at the first light onto Clopper Road/West Diamond Avenue. At the next light, turn left onto the NIST grounds.
From southbound I-270: Take Exit 11, Route 124, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road. Bear right at the light onto Route 124 West, Quince Orchard Road. After you merge onto Rt. 124, Quince Orchard Road, turn left at the second light onto Route 117, West Diamond Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto NIST grounds.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (link is external)
  • Follow the Dulles Access Road to Bethesda/Baltimore entrance ramp to 495
  • Take 495 (left lane exit) to 270 North
  • Take Exit #10 toward Clopper Road (MD 117) and Quince Orchard Rd (MD 124)
  • At the first light, turn right onto West Diamond Ave.
  • At next stop light (Bureau Dr.), turn left
From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) (link is external)
  • Take 195 West
  • Take 95 South Exit #4B toward Washington
  • Take 495 West Exit #27-25 toward College Park/Silver Spring
  • Take 270 North Exit #35 toward Frederick
  • Take 270 Local North toward Montrose Road
  • Take Exit #10 toward Clopper Road (MD 117) and Quince Orchard Rd (MD 124)
  • At the first light, turn right onto West Diamond Ave.
  • At next stop light (Bureau Dr.), turn left
From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (link is external)
  • Exit National Airport heading north on the George Washington (GW) Parkway toward Maryland
  • Take the GW Parkway to 495 North toward Maryland
  • Take 495 (left lane exit) to 270 North
  • Take Exit #10 toward Clopper Road (MD 117) and Quince Orchard Rd (MD 124)
  • At the first light, turn right onto West Diamond Ave.
  • At next stop light (Bureau Dr.), turn left

Hotels

Springhill Suites
9715 Washingtonian Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 987-0900
$149/night
Last day to book: 6/26/17
Phone reservations 1-888-287-9400
Rate includes complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, self-parking and shuttle to/from NIST each day
Book your group rate for NIST International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management Room Block

Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 590-0044
$169/night
Rate includes complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, self-parking and shuttle to/from NIST each day

Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 527-9000
$159/night
Last day to book: 6/26/17
Phone reservations 1-800-321-2211
Rate includes complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, self-parking and shuttle to/from NIST each day
Book your group rate for NIST International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management Room Block