Lab Phone No.: 617-496-7199

The Lauder Lab is located on the first floor of the MCZ Labs building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The address of the MCZ Labs building is, for mapping purposes, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA.

However you may (and probably will) find that entering 26 Oxford Street into into a mapping device or website will lead you to the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH), which is housed at the center of a large, old-style brick building. The Lauder Lab is not in this building. But it is nearby! It is in MCZ Labs, the newer-style building attached directly to the left of the HMNH building.

The Lauder Lab is on the first floor of MCZ Labs, behind the Population Genetics office. Please note that you must walk through Population Genetics to access the Lauder Lab. You may ring the doorbell outside Population Genetics if either the Population Genetics or Lauder Lab door is locked. Please note that the MCZ Labs building door is unlocked only during normal business hours. If you will be visiting outside of normal business hours you will need to make arrangements with someone in the lab to be let in.

PARKING
Parking near the Lauder Lab is extremely limited; public transportation is strongly recommended.

Metered Parking
There are a limited number of 2-hour metered spaces located on Oxford Street. These meters only accept US quarters. After 6 pm the meters do not require coins but may be restricted to Cambridge residents, so please read the street signs carefully. Parking is free on Sundays and resident permits are not required, but please remember the MCZ Labs building is locked on Sundays.

Commercial Garages
There are commercial parking garages available in Harvard Square. We do not provide directions to and from any of these garages; however, all are within walking distance of the Harvard Square MBTA station. Walking directions from the MBTA station to the Lauder Lab are provided below (under "Public Transportation").

University Permit Parking
Limited parking is available for visitors in nearby University-operated garages including the Oxford Garage, located at the intersection
of Everett and Oxford Street. Please click here for more information.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Taking the T

 
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The Harvard Square station on the Red Line of the MBTA subway system is across the street from Harvard Yard and within walking distance of the Lauder Lab:

  • Upon exiting the station, look for the Johnston gate, which is the main entrance into Harvard Yard.

  • Walk through the Johnston gate and navigate to the left through the paths in Harvard Yard until you reach the exit gates of the yard (at this point you should be looking at the Science Center straight in front of you).

  • Exit Harvard Yard and go to the right of the Science Center towards the intersection of Kirkland and Oxford Street.

  • Walk approximately .2 miles along Oxford Street, past the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

  • The main entrance to the MCZ Labs building is located just to the left of the building which houses the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

 

DRIVING

From the North - Routes 95, 1 or 93

  • Follow Route 95 South to Route 1 South. Route 1 continues for several miles, crosses the Tobin Bridge and then merges with Route 93 South.

  • Immediately after merging onto 93 South take the the right-hand exit to Storrow Drive (exit 26) and follow signs for Storrow Drive West.

  • Stay in the right-hand lane in order to avoid the many left-hand exits off of Storrow Drive until you reach the exit marked Harvard Square/Cambridge.

  • Take this exit and follow it to the right, across the Anderson Bridge over the Charles River. Go straight through the traffic light at the end of the bridge (crossing Memorial Drive) onto JFK Street.

  • Once on JFK Street, travel through 3 sets of lights (not including the set at the intersection of Memorial Drive and JFK Street). You will drive through Harvard Square. You should pass the Harvard Coop and Nini's Corner Newspaper Stand on your left, and the Harvard Square Out of Town Ticket/Newspaper Stand (the "Kiosk") on your right.

  • At the next set of lights (which are located directly in front of the Johnston Gate, the main entrance to Harvard Yard), bear left. At the next set of lights, go right. This will put you on Massachusetts Avenue (aka "Mass Ave").

  • Go approximately 0.2 miles on Massachusetts Avenue, past the Harvard Law School, to Everett Street.

  • Take a right onto Everett Street. At the next set of lights, take a right onto Oxford Street.

  • As you take a right onto Oxford Street, the MCZ Labs building will be on your left, just before the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

 
From the South - Routes 1, 3 or 93
  • Follow Routes 1, 3 or 93 North to the Southeast Expressway North.

  • Take the Storrow Drive exit (exit 26). Follow Storrow Drive West for approximately 4 miles.

  • Follow the directions given in "From the North" starting with "Stay in the right-hand lane in order to avoid the many left-hand exits ..."

 
From the West
  • Take Route 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) East. Get off at the Cambridge/Allston exit (exit 20). Bear right after the toll booth at the end of the exit ramp.

  • As you are bearing right at the end of the exit ramp you will see a large hotel on your right. Begin to move to the left lane as you pass the hotel. There is a traffic light at the corner of the hotel. Go through this light, but be prepared to make a left before the bridge. Do not cross over the bridge. You will be on an entrance ramp leading onto Storrow Drive with very rapid traffic.

  • Go straight through the light at the corner of the hotel, then turn left before the bridge onto Storrow Drive.

  • Follow Storrow Drive approximately 1/2 mile to the Harvard Square/Cambridge exit, which will be on your right. Then follow the directions given in "From the North" starting with "Take this exit and follow it to the right, across the Anderson Bridge..."
 
From the East
  • Navigate the Atlantic Ocean to the mouth of the Charles River. Head northwest on the Charles approximately 8 miles to Cambridge, MA. This route is not recommended in winter.