Directions

The Life Sciences Institute is located at 210 Washtenaw Avenue, between U-M's central and medical campuses.

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Parking at the Institute

Public Parking is available in the Palmer Drive Parking Structure. The visitor's entrance is on the west end of the parking ramp, at the end of Palmer Drive second entrance on the left. There is a parking fee to enter this lot. Take the east elevator or stairs (closest to Washtenaw Ave). Additional public parking is available a short walk away from the LSI.

PUBLIC STRUCTURE ON MAYNARD AT WILLIAM
Cut through Nickels Arcade, and walk East four blocks on North University Street to the Exhibit Museums, then follow the pedestrian access directions below.

PUBLIC STRUCTURE ON FOREST AT SOUTH UNIVERSITY
Walk North on Forest one block, west on South University one block, North on Church Street one block to the Exhibit Museums, then follow the pedestrian access directions below.

U-M BLUE AND GOLD PARKING
Enter the Palmer Drive Parking Structure, located on Palmer Drive, just off of Washtenaw Ave. Please note that the Palmer Structure has been updated to gate-controlled access and all vehicles must have an AVI device to enter. The elevator and stairway up to the Plaza Level are at the eastern end of the parking ramp, closest to Washtenaw Ave.

Pedestrian Access

FROM NORTH UNIVERSITY AVE (EXHIBIT MUSEUMS)
You may access the LSI by the bridge connecting central campus to the medical campus. This is located at North University Ave., adjacent to the Chemistry Building and Dental School. As you cross the bridge, the Life Sciences Institute is the first large building on the right, and visitor access is on the far end. On the left is the Undergraduate Science Building, and across from the main entrance to the LSI is Palmer Commons.

FROM THE MEDICAL CENTER
Take the pedestrian bridge at Zina Pitcher Drive across Washtenaw Ave. and proceed past Palmer Commons to the front door of the LSI.

FROM WASHTENAW AVENUE
Take the staircase up from street level to plaza level. The entrance is immediately on your left.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Visitors in wheelchairs should use the front entrance of the building, which is on the plaza level, directly across from Palmer Commons.