Visit Us

Our home is in the Metcalf Research Building on the main campus of Brown University. Our address is:

190 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912


  • From Route 95N or 95S, take Exit 22A (Memorial Blvd.). Follow the exit ramp onto Memorial Blvd.
  • At the fourth set of traffic lights, take a left onto Washington Street.
  • Cross over bridge and continue straight.
  • Follow straight and up the hill. The road has now turned into Waterman Street.
  • You'll pass Brown Street on your left, Metcalf Research Building will be on your right shortly after.
  • Turn right on Thayer Street to reach our main entrance at 190 Thayer.


Finding parking on campus can be difficult at busy times, you can look for on-street parking (mostly metered) along Brown Street, Waterman Street, or Thayer Street.

You may also park in the Brown University public visitor pay lot #68 at 111 Power Street. To reach it:

  • Pass Metcalf Research Building on Waterman St. and turn right on Thayer St.
  • At the third stop sign turn left on Power Street. The visitor entrance to the parking lot will be immediately on your right.

More details about visitor parking at Brown are available from the Office of Transportation & Parking Services.